Reminder: Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant applications are now open!

Maximum Award: $1,000
Grant Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
Earliest Start Date: February 15, 2021

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants are open to Native American artists in all arts disciplines residing in the following counties: Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, or Roseau. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work, purchase of materials or equipment to create works of art, educational opportunities in the arts (excluding academic credit), and proposals for projects or opportunities to enhance the career of an individual artist. Eligible proposals must be adaptive to restrictions that exist during the current global pandemic.

Create a Login and apply online or use our Paper Grant Application – print, fill out, and send in the mail. Our office is closed, but staff are working from home and ready to answer questions, discuss ideas for projects, preview applications to make suggestions, and offer technical help. Email us at, send us a message via facebook, or call and leave a message at 218-751-5447 (toll free 800-275-5447) and we will call you back. We can even set up a face-to-face appointment via Zoom to discuss your application.