Arts Grants For Organizations

Note: Due to uncertainties regarding our Arts and Cultural Heritage and State General Fund appropriation amounts because of the impacts of COVID-19, our arts grant rounds for organizations have been suspended for this fiscal year.  Once we know more, we hope to offer a version of our Arts Access grant round. Please stay tuned.

Arts Organizations with 2-Year Community Arts Support Grant awards will receive their 2nd year payment this year.

Looking for grant support? Please consider applying to one of the FY21 Minnesota State Arts Board grants, which have been especially designed to support equitable access for applicants throughout Minnesota.

Contact Region 2 Arts Council staff or executive director for more information on changes to our grant programs this year. 

Arts Access Grant (Max. request $6,000 with 20% cash match and 25% match for equipment purchases) Project-based grant to provide communities access to high quality arts activities.

Arts Learning Grant (Max. request $6,000 with 20% cash match and 25% match for equipment purchases) Schools can apply for $3,000 max. request with no cash match required. Project-based grant to provide high quality arts educational activities to communities.

Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant (Max. request $3,000 with a 25% match for equipment purchases) Project-based grant to provide high quality culturally-focused arts activities to communities.

Arts Access Grant for Small Towns (Max. request $6,000 with 20% cash match and 25% match for equipment purchases) Project-based grant to provide communities with a population of less than 2,000 access to high quality arts activities.

Arts Project Grant (Max. request $2,500 with 20% cash match)

Community Arts Support Grant (Max. request $7,000 per year) 2-year grant to provide general operating support for arts organizations.