Note: This grant program has been suspended for FY21. We will not be accepting applications to this grant program between July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.
Maximum Award: $600
Deadline: February 15, 2020 by 11:45 pm
Recommendation Deadline: March 2, 2020 by 5:00 pm
Review Date: TBD
Earliest Start Date: April 2, 2020
Online grants open for application approximately one month before the deadline date.
The Young Artist Grant program is for 8th-12th grade students who have a strong interest in the arts and reside in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods or Mahnomen counties. Students who are singers, musicians, writers, media artists, performers, visual artists and craftspeople are welcome to apply! Grant recipients are reimbursed up to $600 for costs associated with arts instruction/mentorship, arts classes/camps/workshops in the state of Minnesota, and some related travel expenses or materials. Read below for details regarding the reimbursement process.
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
FY20 Young Artist Grant Application (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)
This is a Reimbursement Program
Student recipients are awarded funds through reimbursement and have one year within which to use the funds. Mentoring, lessons, arts experiences and related expenses will be paid by the student/family in advance. Over the course of 12 months, students/families may submit up to 4 receipts or invoices to Region 2 Arts Council to receive reimbursement for up to $600 of their arts experience. As part of the maximum $600 grant award, students may ask for reimbursement up to $100 for travel expenses, including mileage at $0.58/mile, lodging, and/or meals, and may ask for reimbursement up to $50 for arts materials such as reeds, sheet music, paints, brushes, etc.
Please contact the Region 2 Arts Council (218-751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447) to discuss options if this payment system would cause financial hardship for your family.