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Interested in Applying for Grant Funding? There’s Still Time! June 1 Deadline Added

June 1 Deadline Added for Arts Legacy & Arts Project Grants

Deadline to apply is June 1 for Arts Legacy Grants and Arts Project Grants
Please consider applying and spread the word! To apply login to our grants system here.
Arts Legacy Grants and Arts Project Grants are open for a variety of projects. This year we are promoting public art projects. The deadline is June 1 for these grants. 
Also available on a first come-first served basis are Quick Turn Around Grants for $500. The NWMAC is currently awarding Quick Turn Around grants for COVID-19-related relief for artists in northwest Minnesota. These grants are for missed gigs and income due to the pandemic.


Emphasis on Public Art Projects — Applications funded through these two very important grant opportunities can be for public art projects that improve the quality of life of people in our communities.

Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2022 Operating Support Grant Program is Accepting Applications

Minnesota State Arts Board launches the 
first grant opportunity for its 2022 grant cycle

The Minnesota State Arts Board has opened the first grant program for its fiscal year 2022 grant cycle (July 2021 – June 2022).  Application materials and the online application portal are now available for the FY 2022 Operating Support grant program.  Applications are due Friday, January 22, 2021, before 4:30 p.m.

Operating Support provides general support to high quality, established arts organizations that produce, present, or exhibit works of art; to organizations that provide a broad range of services to artists; and to community arts schools and conservatories that make arts learning available to Minnesotans of all ages and abilities.

All Arts Board grant programs are open, statewide, to any applicant that meets the eligibility requirements.  Specific requirements for this program are listed in the FY 2022 Operating Support Program Overview and Application Instructions document posted on the Arts Board website:  http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/operating-support.htm

First time applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Program Overview and Application Instructions and then call the program officer prior to beginning an application.

The board will announce other fiscal year 2022 grant opportunities early in 2021. 
If you have questions about the Operating Support grant program, please contact:
Richard Hitchler, program officer
Phone:  (651) 539-2653, toll-free (800) 866-2787 
E-mail:  richard.hitchler@arts.state.mn.us
For accessibility inquiries and accommodation requests contact:
Natalie Kennedy Schuck, accessibility coordinator
Phone:  (651) 539-2666, toll-free (800) 866-2787 
              Minnesota Relay 711
E-mail:  natalie.kennedy@arts.state.mn.us
The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency that stimulates and encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state. It works to ensure that all Minnesotans can participate in and benefit from the arts.

Minnesota State Arts Board MN CARES Act Grants Program

MN CARES Act Grants Program are federal funds that were approved by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. For further info visit:  http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/MNCares.htm

Grants will be allocated, based on regional population, to ensure that these federal funds reach across the state.  

These are general support funds; they can be used to pay for salaried positions, contracted positions, or facilities costs.  No project is necessary; no match is required. 

The application deadline is Friday, October 2, 2020.

The application consists of several very short forms. 

The eligibility requirements are described in detail on pages 2-3 of the Program Overview and Application Instructions document posted on their website. 

Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) arts organizations or arts affiliates of nonprofit organizations or public entities that received a grant from one of Minnesota’s eleven regional arts councils in FY 2018, FY 2019, or FY 2020 in the following programs: 

Region 01 – Arts Legacy Grants: General Operating

In addition, all eligible applicants must:

1. Be physically located in Minnesota. The majority of an applicant’s arts programming, services, or activities must take place in Minnesota, and must primarily serve and engage Minnesota audiences and participants; 

2. Have been in existence and actively providing arts programming in Minnesota for at least two consecutive years prior to the application deadline for this program; and

3. Have had at least one paid employee in a position of artistic or administrative oversight prior to March 1, 2020. The paid employee may be full-time or part-time, salaried or contracted.

Do you need assistance with this application? Feel free to reach out to Mara at NWMAC at director@NWArtsCouncil.org or 218-745-8886.

Potential applicants can contact Richard Hitchler with any questions by phone (800) 866-2787 or (651) 539-2653 or by e-mail at Richard.Hitchler@arts.state.mn.us

Minnesota State Arts Board

540 Fairview Avenue North, Suite 304

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

State Arts Board Creative Support for Organizations Grant Program — Apply by September 11

Creative Support for

Organizations Grant Program 

Creative Support for Organizations is designed to help arts organizations adapt to the changing environment caused by the global pandemic. Grantees will be able to use funds to support people and activities that will be needed to stay relevant and connected to audiences, participants, students, or communities now and in the future. This grant program aims to help Minnesota arts organizations maintain their financial sustainability and long-term viability by leveraging their creativity and connections to community. 

Program overview and application instructions

FY 2021 Program Overview and Application Instructions — All applicants should read this document thoroughly before beginning online application.

Application deadline

Applicants may select either of the two deadlines for this program:

  • Monday, August 24, 2020, before 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 11, 2020, before 4:30 p.m.

There is no advantage to apply to the first versus the second deadline. The likelihood of being funded is the same for applications submitted by either deadline. 

Do you need assistance with the application process? Reach out to Mara at NWMAC at director@NWArtsCouncil.org or 218-745-8886. Don’t let your questions stand in the way of submitting an application.

When will funds be awarded?

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting as soon as possible after the deadline that they are received. The date funds are awarded will vary based on when the application is reviewed. The first round of awards will be approved at the October board meeting; grant contracts will be issued beginning in November 2020. Once awarded, grantees will have one year to use the funds.

Who can apply?

Carefully review the eligibility requirements in the  Overview document.

Grant range

Applicants may request between $5,000 – $15,000. No cash match is required.

Resources for applicants

Webinar
Applicants are encouraged to view this  informational webinar for additional information about the program.

If you have questions or need assistance

If you have questions about the content of the application form or narrative, please contact the program officer team:
CreativeSupport-Organizations@arts.state.mn.us
(651) 539-2671

If you have questions about the technical aspects of the application form, or questions about electronic submission, please contact:
Justine Pearson, WebGrants support
(651) 539-2663
Apply.Arts@state.mn.us
E-mail is preferred.

All staff can be reached toll-free at (800) 866-2787.

How to apply

Application method
All applicants are required to use the WebGrants system to apply and will submit all materials electronically. Registration is required of all applicants before beginning an application to any Arts Board program. It is only necessary to register once.

Two online tutorials are available to acquaint users with the WebGrants system:

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Minnesota State Arts Board Festival Support Grant Application Deadline is March 20

Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2021 Minnesota Festival Support grant application deadline March 20, 2020

The FY 2021 Minnesota Festival Support grant program is now open for application.  The Minnesota Festival Support program is designed to provide meaningful arts experiences to Minnesotans through festivals that celebrate the arts, build community, and expose communities to diverse art forms including folk and traditional arts. Applicants must have presented the proposed festival at least once prior to the date of application.
The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 20, 2020. All applications must be submitted and accepted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline. All applicants should first review the program overview and application instructions available on the Arts Board Web site. Additionally, first time applicants and those in need of support are encouraged to speak with program officer Rina Rossi. She can be reached at (651) 539-2661, toll-free at (800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at rina.rossi@arts.state.mn.us
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. Scroll down the home page to WebGrants instructions and registration information.  The Arts Board will offer a free online information session about the FY 2021 Arts Learning grant opportunity on Thursday, February 20, at 3:00 p.m. Learn more.
For accessibility inquiries and accommodations requests necessary to complete and submit an application, contact accessibility coordinator 
Natalie Kennedy at (651) 539-2666, toll-free at (800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at natalie.kennedy@arts.state.mn.us.