Current Grant Forms

GRANTS

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Current Grant Programs and Deadlines

  • Arts Legacy Grants: regular  (up to $10,000) (individuals can apply if very strong community component) Aug 1, Nov 1, Feb 1 deadlines
  • Arts Legacy Grants: Artist Residency in Schools ($2,100) first come, first served program
  • Arts Legacy Grants: General Operating (varies) no deadline
  • Arts Project Grants: regular (up to $3,000) Aug 1, Nov 1, Feb 1 deadlines
  • Arts Project Grants:  Arts Equipment for Schools (up to $3,000) Nov 1 deadline
  • Individual Grants:  Artist Fellowship ($5,000 for adults) Oct 15 deadline
  • Individual Grants:  Artist Project ($1,500 for adults) Jan 15 deadline
  • Individual Grants: Quick Turn Around Grants (up to $500 for adults) first come, first served deadline
  • Individual Grants:  Student Artist Training Grants ($500 to high school and middle school age students) first come, first served deadline

APPLYING FOR GRANT FUNDING

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council offers several granting programs with State of Minnesota and McKnight Foundation funding.  We welcome you to look over the options available and apply!  Also, please sign up for our e-newsletter to receive the best up-to-date information on additional deadlines and grant writing/info workshops.

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For ideas you can see our list of grants awarded.

It is very important to remember that your organization or you, as an individual, must reside within our seven county serve area to apply; this includes Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau counties in northwestern Minnesota.  Our funding in based on our service to only these counties.  If you reside in a different county in Minnesota please look to   http://www.arts.state.mn.us/racs/index.htm for which Regional Arts Council serves your area.

Our tips pages can be very helpful in determining which grant programs listed below, and what services, are the best fit.

The opportunity pages may also be helpful.

Here is a list of our current grant programs.  Scroll down to read more on each program.

  • Arts Legacy Grants: regular  (up to $10,000) (individuals can apply if very strong community component)
  • Arts Legacy Grants: Artist Residency in Schools ($2,100)
  • Arts Legacy Grants: General Operating (varies)
  • Arts Project Grants: regular (up to $3,000)
  • Arts Project Grants:  Arts Equipment for Schools (up to $3,000)
  • Individual Grants:  Artist Fellowship ($5,000 for adults)
  • Individual Grants:  Artist Project ($1,500 for adults)
  • Individual Grants: Quick Turn Around Grants (up to $500 for adults)
  • Individual Grants:  Student Artist Training Grants ($500 to high school and middle school age students)

If you cannot attend a grant information session you can still watch the Video Series or Power Point presentation on How to Apply.  Go to the Grant Info Session On-line page for links.

You have the following options to request/complete an application:

  • Grant applications are all on-line in our Foundant based grants management system.  The three Arts Legacy Grant categories above are together in one combined form; and the two Arts Project Grant categories above are all on-line in one combined form; and all our grants for individuals (besides Legacy) are all in one combined form.   To register or log-in go to  https://www.grantinterface.com/northwestminnesotaartscouncil/Common/LogOn.aspx
  • How to Register YouTube video link>>>
  • call Mara Hanel, Arts Council Director at 218-745-9111 and request materials sent to you in the mail.  If you do not have access to a computer you can complete the application manually and then we will manually enter it into the on-line system.  All applications, contracts, final reports are now within the on-line system.
  • Go to our Grant Forms Quick List page for forms and links that are helpful while applying.

APPLYING

  1.  Read the guidelines if you are unfamiliar with the grant program
  2. Check your eligibility
  3. Register in our on-line system
  4. Complete the application.  SAVE often!  Save button is at the bottom of the form.
  5. Meet all deadlines for submission
  6. If funded sign your contract on-line
  7. If funded complete your final report on-line within 60 days of your project completion.

ARTS LEGACY GRANTS 

This is our main category for funding artistic activity within our region.  Funding for these grants comes from the Minnesota State Legislature through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.  The regular grants are a maximum of $10,000.00.   Deadlines: 1st of August, November, and February.  Starting in March each year, this category will have monthly deadlines on the 1st until funds are depleted.

  1. Arts Legacy Guidelines
  2. The grant forms quick list page provides useful forms and information.
  3. Select the Arts Legacy Grant application from the list of available applications once you have registered and/or logged in to our on-line grants portal.  Please email Mara at mara@nwrdc.org if you have any questions or problems with the application form.
  4. Complete the application and hit submit.  You will be able to go into the application as many times as needed to complete.  SAVE often!!  Scroll down to the bottom to find the Save button.  Make sure that you meet the deadline.  If you have any problems please mail it to our office by the deadline.  Our mailing address is: NWMAC 109 S. Minnesota St.  Warren, Mn 56762-1428
  5. The final report form is available as an on-line survey.   Starting in 2016 the final report will be part of the new on-line system.  Click here to take survey if you received your grant prior to June 30, 2014.  You can also request a printed version to complete.

ARTS LEGACY “ARTIST IN THE SCHOOLS” GRANTS 

First come, first served grants to school districts in our seven county area.  These grants are a maximum of $2,100.00 to sponsor in a traditional week long residency.  An extra $400.00 may be requested for visual art residencies for supplies.  Schools are strongly encouraged to use a roster artist from COMPAS.

  1. Arts Legacy Guidelines
  2. The application is available to complete in our on-line system
  3. The final report form is available as an on-line survey.

ARTS LEGACY “GENERAL OPERATING” GRANTS 

Available only for Non profit Arts Organizations who are incorporated in our region.  See application form for details.  Deadline depends on organizations fiscal year.

  1. Arts Legacy Guidelines
  2. The application is available to complete in our on-line system
  3. The final report form is available as an on-line survey.

ARTS PROJECT GRANTS 

Supported by general allocation funds from the Minnesota state legislature, locally produced projects and events – as well as sponsorship of performances of touring companies and artists – are supported through the Council’s grants program. These grants are a maximum of $3,000.00.   Deadlines: 1st of August, November, and February.

  1.  Arts Project Grant and General Guidelines
  2. The application is available in our on-line system.
  3. The final report is in our on-line system.  Grants awarded before August 2015 Click here to take survey

ARTS PROJECT GRANT: ARTS EQUIPMENT FOR SCHOOLS

Supported by general allocation funds from the Minnesota state legislature, schools can apply to purchase artistic equipment for their visual art, performing art, media arts, or creative writing departments.  Grants are for up to $3,000.00 with a 25% cash match.  Deadline is November 1 each year that it is offered.  Please contact our office mara@nwrdc.org to make sure that we are holding the deadline.

  1. Arts Equipment Grant Guidelines
  2. The application is available in our on-line system.
  3. The final report is in our on-line system.

ARTIST FELLOWSHIP and ARTIST PROJECT GRANTS 

Assistance for adult individual artists, living in our seven county region, to enhance their careers. Artist Project Grants are for $1,500.00 each and have a January 15 deadline.  Artist fellowship Grants are for $5,000.00 each and have a October 15 deadline.

  1. The guidelines are within the on-line application.
  2. The application is on-line in our grants system
  3. The final report is on-line in our grants system

ARTIST QUICK TURN AROUND GRANTS

Deadline: first come, first served basis each quarter.

Apply to purchase equipment or attend an upcoming training.  Small grants of up to $500 with a suggested 30% cash match.  Quick easy application process on-line.   Quarterly, a new pool of funds will be available starting in July, October, January, and April.   Grant and final report forms are available in our on-line system.

 

STUDENT ARTIST TRAINING MENTOR GRANT

Deadline: first come, first served basis each quarter

Assistance is available to students for training in their art form.  All training should occur in Minnesota.  A limited amount of students based on fundraising will be able to travel outside Minnesota for training.  Students must be in middle or high school and a resident of our seven county region. These grants are for $500.00.    Quarterly, a new pool of funds will be available starting in July, October, January, and April.

  1. First print out the Fact Sheet for a quick reference to the program.
  2. Then read the Instructions for Completing the Student Artist Training Application.
  3. Please fill out the application on-line in our new system.  You can also request a pdf version sent to your email.
  4. Complete the application and submit.
    If you are awarded a grant, you and your parents will complete the contract on-line as well as the final report form.  This report is due 60 days after your project’s ending date.

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