Here are links and forms that are helpful while applying for and managing grants.
Starting in July 2015, all our applications are available within our on-line grants management system.
You need to click into our on-line grant site to first register your organization and then yourself as a user. Register or Login>>> Note: This same link is used to enter your username and password to access our on-line grant system as a registered user.
Budget Template in Word: This file contains a template that can be used with Arts Legacy Grants and Arts Project Grants. Here is an example of a make believe theater company applying for a play. View this example to see how to make sure that your expenses match your revenue. If you cannot type easily into the form just create your own budget in a Word or Excel file and attach it.
Voucher for In-Kind Template in Word: This form may be an easy way of keeping track of in-kind. This form is an optional template. For tax and other purposes you may want to record certification of in-kind so that is included in the format. Certification is not required for our NWMAC grants since match can only be cash at this time.
Scoring Sheet Example: Rating Arts Legacy Grant
If you receive a Grant please read and use these forms and logos
Artist expense report : this report can be used if you want to submit time and mileage for your individual grant expenses. The report has an example that you can view then delete and add your true data.
Credit Line and Logo links
Arts Project Grants, Arts Equipment Grants for Schools, and Student Training Grants are all funded with State of Minnesota general fund. You must use our NWMAC logo with this credit line, “This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund.”
Grants to adult individuals (except Legacy category): You must use our NWMAC logo with this credit line at public events where you can add, “This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council through funding from The McKnight Foundation.”
Arts Legacy Grants: Regular, School Residency, and General Operating are all funded with Clean, Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment funding. You must use the Legacy Logo and credit line,
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”
Yes, we do realize that the credit line is long and at the same time we may be funding 90% to 100% of your project. If you don’t use the full credit line and the logo, you are risking that you will not receive funding in the future. Make sure that people can see and read and hear it (curtain speech below)!
How to Use the Legacy Credit Line while Speaking to YOUR Audience: Display the Legacy poster (and copies of the poster) and/or hold it in your hands as you say,
“Thank you all for coming tonight. We’d like to take a minute to acknowledge the unique opportunity we have in Minnesota for supporting the arts. (Organization) is very thankful and proud to announce that this (activity) is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund came into being as part of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment, which was passed by the Minnesota voters in 2008. However, establishing the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund did not, in itself, mean that artists and organizations would receive funding. It is because the State Legislature directed Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund dollars to the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Regional Arts Council system that this funding has brought access to the arts to every corner of the state including our event tonight. The Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment is keeping your ticket cost to only $_____ (or making this a free event for our town!).”
If you are appreciative of this grant award, please thank somebody.
We urge you to make a phone call or drop a note of thanks to either the governor, your state senator, your state representative, or all three. Legislative Thank You>>