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Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership grant application is September 13

Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2020 Cultural Community Partnership grant application deadline September 13, 2019

The FY 2020 Cultural Community Partnership grant program is now open for application. The FY 2020 Cultural Community Partnership Program Overview and Application Instructions are available on theArts Board Web site.

The Cultural Community Partnership grant program is designed to enhance the careers of individual artists of color and indigenous artists. Artists, at any stage in their careers, can apply for grants to help support collaborative projects. Applicants can collaborate on a project with another Minnesota artist of color or with a Minnesota nonprofit organization.

The proposed project must be designed to further the artist’s career or enhance the artist’s artistic abilities. Each project must include a community component that will draw visibility to the artist’s work. A public performance, exhibition, reading, open workshop, or demonstration that the public can attend, are some examples of possible community components.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, September 13, 2019. All applications must be submitted and accepted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

Proposed projects must take place between March 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021.

Those considering a first time application are urged to review the program’s overview and application instructions, and speak with program officer Sherrie Fernandez-Williams prior to beginning an application. She can be reached at (651) 539-2672, toll-free at 
(800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at sherrie.fernandez-williams@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 is offering a free online information session about the FY 2020 Cultural Community Partnership grant opportunity on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.  
Learn more.

Teaching Artist Training in Creative Aging Co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board

Teaching Artist Training in Creative Aging  July 29 & 30  

Aroha Philanthropies is delighted to present a creative aging training for Minnesota teaching artists on July 29 and 30, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This free event, co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board, will take place in Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Lunch and parking will be provided. 

The training is open to all artistic disciplines and will equip teaching artists to design successful, effective sequential arts education programs for older adults. Organized by a committee of Minnesota teaching artists experienced in the field of creative aging, this training will include an exploration of ageism, a hands-on deconstruction of a quality skill building creative aging workshop, and tangible ideas on how to include social engagement into all artistic mediums in creative aging programs.

Additionally, participants will share resources on creating and identifying job opportunities in the field. The event is open to teaching artists who are new to the field as well as those who are experienced in creative aging, and will provide the opportunity for teaching artists to share knowledge and questions. The training will be led by a diverse selection of Minnesota teaching artists experienced in creative aging and facilitated by Lifetime Arts. Please note that this training is not designed to provide training on health and wellness programs or focused on arts therapies for older adults.


They will make every effort to ensure a welcoming space for all registrants to be able to meaningfully participate. Contact Sarah Drebelbis at sarah@arohaphilanthropies.org or 
(612) 377-8400 with inquiries regarding accessibility and accommodations.

Please contact Sarah Drebelbis at sarah@arohaphilanthropies.org or (612) 377-8400.

Minnesota State Arts Board is Looking for an Accounting Technician

Accounting technician

The Minnesota State Arts Board has launched a search for an accounting technician. This important position is responsible for helping to ensure accountability for public funds by completing financial reviews and reconciliations for competitive and legislatively mandated grants.

Minimum qualifications include: an associate’s degree in accounting; a minimum of two years’ professional experience in an accounting position; ability to understand and explain state financial policies and procedures; and the ability to work with a diverse group of constituents including agency staff, vendors, and grantees.

Interested individuals must apply online, and must submit a cover letter outlining their interest and qualifications. More details about the position, required qualifications, and application instructions are available on the State of Minnesota’s Careers Web portal https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/search-for-jobs/  Search for Job ID #32207.

Applications must be submitted by Monday, May 20, 2019.

Career Opportunity: Minnesota State Arts Board

Minnesota State Arts Board LogoMinnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity: Director, Communications and External Relations

The Minnesota State Arts Board is seeking well qualified candidates for the position of director, communications and external relations.

The director is responsible for the development, direction, and implementation of a strategic communications program that clearly conveys the mission, goals, activities, and accomplishments of the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the impact and value of the arts in Minnesota.  The director develops and implements an external relations program to address the information needs of, and maintain positive relationships with, key stakeholders including the general public, elected officials, interest and advocacy groups, applicants and grantees, the media, and other constituents.

The director reports to the executive director and is part of the agency’s leadership team.  The director will supervise the work of two other staff members as well as other external contractors and vendors, as needed.

Interested applicants must apply online via the State of Minnesota’s mn.gov/careers Web site.  Open this link to find the full job posting and the required qualifications, and to submit an application:
State Program Administrator Supervisor Principal – Job ID 4130<https://careers.mn.gov/psp/hcm92apc/MNCAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1001&JobOpeningId=4130&PostingSeq=1&languageCd=ENG>

Applications for this position must be submitted no later than Wednesday, April 20, 2016.



The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering free one-hour Webinars to help applicants prepare to apply for grant programs. These sessions will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants. The webinars are free of charge, but advance registration is strongly encouraged.

Each session is offered as a conference call with an option to view a PowerPoint presentation online. You must listen to the audio portion by telephone.

Operating Support
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Register here.

Arts Learning
Thursday, January 14, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Register here.

Dial into the telephone portion to hear the audio.

  • Call the conference host at 1-800-920-7487.
  • Enter the conference code: 5593 491 #
  • When prompted, say your name.

Log into the Web portion to view a PowerPoint presentation by going to

  • Select Join a Meeting.
  • Select Web/Audio Conference.
  • Enter your name, email, company, dial-in number (800-920-7487), and passcode (5593 491).
  • Select the red Join button at the bottom of the page.