Individual Artist Grant

Maximum Award: $2,000 (25% Cash Match for equipment purchases only)
January 15, 2020 by 11:45 pm
Review Date: February 10, 2020
Earliest Start Date: March 11, 2020

The R2AC Individual Artist Grant Program, made available with funding from the McKnight Foundation, provides financial assistance to artists in any arts discipline or in any stage of their career as an artist. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. There is a 25% Cash Match required for equipment purchases only. Artists can apply for grants up to $2,000.

Create a Login and apply online

Open to individual artists in all art disciplines. Check out the eligibility questions. If you can answer true to all these questions, then you should be eligible to apply. If you answer false to one of the questions, or have questions of your own, contact us to discuss eligibility.

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 (view rubric). This is a project-based grant and you will need to provide an estimated budget for your project (Download the Individual Artist Grant Budget Template). 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 statement, and artist resumes.

FY20 Individual Artist Application (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)

Watch a tutorial on how to start the application

View pdf of sample answers from funded Individual Artist Grants