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Arts Legacy Grants Applications Due March 1st!

Northwest Minnnesota Arts Council is announcing another round for Arts Legacy Grants.  Up to $10,000.00 can be awarded to qualifying groups and up to $2100.00 can be awarded to qualifying school districts for Artist Residency Programs.

Click here for an application!

Grants can be used for:

  • Arts Projects
  • Arts Equipment
  • General Support
  • Public Art Projects
  • Arts Events in northwest Minnessota

Arts Legacy Grants: Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Arts Organization should apply in our main Arts Legacy Grant category if they are requesting between $3,000 and $10,000 in grant funds.  This category is best suited for a series of projects and equipment expenditures that that arts organizations will need to make.  Grants are for up to $10,000 with a 10% cash match.  We encourage one larger grant rather than several small grants for arts organizations.

This is also the main category to fund public art projects within communities such as murals and sculpture.  There are many ideas for public art.  We have worked with Forecast Public Art to develop a toolkit related to conducting a Public art project in your community.

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Arts Project Grants

This is the category for arts projects that would benefit from $500 – $3,000 in grant funds.  Some examples are a specific theatrical play or the sponsorship of a few folk artists to entertain at your festival.

Arts Legacy Grants: School Artist Residency

Starting in 2010, this special program for school districts has been available.  School districts may apply for up to two residencies in their schools on a first come, first served basis.   Music, dance, theater and writing residencies are funded at $2,100.  Visual and photography residencies are funded at $2,100 + $400 extra for supplies.  Artists come to the school for one week exposure to a core group of students.  It is highly recommended that schools work with artists who are on the juried roster by COMPAS.  Here is a link to their website where the roster is locatedhttp://www.compas.org/arts-education/WAITS.

Arts Legacy Grants: Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund 

School Districts and schools can apply in our main Arts Legacy Grant category.  Schools have applied for a series of artist residencies in their school or a summer youth camp that features a group of residency artists.   Grants are for up to $10,000 with a 10% cash match.

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Arts Project Grants: Equipment

If funds remain in the spring, the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council offers schools the opportunity to apply for arts equipment grants.  For example, in 2011, grants were awarded for up to $3,000.00 with a 25% cash match.  School districts purchased light equipment, microphones, musical instruments, kilns, and display racks.  Grant maximums and match requirements are announced in February, if this program is offered.  Normally, we hold a March 1st deadline.

Here is a quick link to the application process for the Arts Legacy Grant school residency app with tips page

Click here for an application!