Minnesota State Arts Board
Ensuring all Minnesotan have the opportunity to participate in the arts
March 31, 2014–
Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2015 Minnesota Festival Support grant application deadline May 23, 2014
The FY 2015 Minnesota Festival Support grant program is now open for application. The FY 2015 Minnesota Festival Support Program Overview and Application Instructions are available on the Arts Board Web site
The deadline to submit applications for the FY 2015 Minnesota Festival Support grant program is Friday, May 23, 2014. Please note that applications must be submitted before4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.
The Arts Board uses WebGrants, an online grants management system, for all applications. Registration is required of all applicants before beginning an application to any Arts Board program. It is only necessary to register once. To register, visit the Arts Board Web site
. See the NEWS section on the home page for WebGrants instructions and registration information.
FY 2015 Folk and Traditional Arts
Folk and Traditional Arts is a pilot program designed to support the artistic traditions and customs practiced within community and/or cultural groups by identifying, documenting, creating, preserving, presenting, and honoring Minnesota’s folk arts and traditions.
The practice of folk or traditional art generally stems from birthright, community membership, or community life, and is a powerful marker of cultural heritage. It is often rooted in a longstanding sense of place and/or ethnic identity. Folk and traditional artists often have their own community-based systems of training and education through which they learn and attain mastery of a form by observation and practice or through apprenticeships with elders and masters.
The Folk and Traditional Arts grant application deadline is May 2, 2014; apply today.
FY 2015 Artist Initiative
The Artist Initiative program supports and assists artists at various stages in their careers. It encourages artistic development, nurtures artistic creativity, and recognizes the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota.
Grants will be awarded for career building and for the creative development of artists. Some artists may choose to request funds to create new work, but that isn’t a requirement of the program. Artists working in all artistic disciplines—dance, media arts, music, photography, poetry, prose, theater, and two- and three-dimensional visual arts—may apply.
There are three deadlines for the FY 2015 Artist Initiative grant application, depending on discipline:
- Literary arts; poetry and prose: June 13, 2014
- Performing arts; dance, music, and theater: July 11, 2014
- Visual arts; media arts, photography, and visual arts: Friday, August 1, 2014