Individual Artist Grant

Maximum Award: $1,500
Opening Date for Online Application: September 30, 2020
Due Date:
October 31, 2020 by 11:45 pm
Review Date: November 16, 2020 (tentative)
Earliest Start Date: December 1, 2020

Please note: Due to our need for Artist Relief Grant funds, our total Individual Artist Grant Funds available this year is $15,000. So that we can award the same number of grants as in past years, we have set the Individual Artist Grant maximum request amount at $1,500. There is no required cash match for equipment purchases this year.

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 for specific artistic projects that will take place within the next 18 months. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,500.

Create a Login and apply online

Eligible artists must be 18 years or older, in any stage of their artistic career, and reside in Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Clearwater, or Mahnomen County. Eligible proposals must be realistic, and be adaptive to restrictions that exist during this global pandemic. 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 and the McKnight Foundation, 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.

FY21 Individual Artist Application (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)

October 15 Information Session on the application process (recording)

Watch a tutorial on how to start the application

View pdf of sample answers from funded Individual Artist Grants