Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant

Maximum Award: $1,000
Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Opens:
October 1, 2021
Grant Deadline: Nov. 1, 2021 – Extended to December 1, 2021
Review Date: Dec. 1, 2021 – NEW January 12, 2022
Earliest Project Start Date:
January 1, 2022 – NEW February 1, 2022

Online grants open for application approximately one month before the deadline date.

Open to artists who are enrolled tribal members and descendants. Must reside in the following counties: Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, or Roseau. All arts disciplines welcome. 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.

Watch a video about how to create an account
or jump in and create an account and apply online
or use our Paper Grant Application – print, fill out, and send in the mail.

The Grant Application
The online grant application will ask a series of questions – eligibility questions, questions about demographics which we use for reporting to the Minnesota State Arts Board (see our Data Privacy Policy), and questions based on our scoring criteria. There are also pieces needed for the grant application which you should gather before you apply, such as work samples (Work Sample Submission Policy), an artist resume, a budget (Download Excel Budget Template or PDF Budget Templateand a comparative pricing form.

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Application (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only)