Maximum Award: $6,000
Deadlines: September 15, 2019 & March 15, 2020 by 11:59 pm
Review Dates: October 21, 2019 & April 20, 2020
Earliest Start Dates: November 20, 2019 & May 20, 2020
Online grants open for application approximately one month before the deadline date.
Arts Access Grants can support creation, production, and presentation of high-quality arts activities, as well as projects that help overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities, and projects that help instill the arts into the community and public life in our region. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects and programming including costs associated with public art, arts festivals, engagement of guest artists, arts field trips, workshops, exhibitions, presentations, or performances. Arts activities proposed for funding must be accessible by the public and have a strong community component.
Open to non-profits, arts organizations, schools, community education programs, institutions of higher learning, local city, town, county or tribal government offices, or groups formed for nonprofit purposes with a fiscal sponsor. Is your grant project eligible? Is your organization? Check out our eligibility section: Arts Access Grant Eligibility Requirements. If you can answer true to all these statements, then you should be eligible to apply. If you answer false to one of the statements, contact us to discuss eligibility.
The Grant Application
Budget Guidelines and Budget Template
IMPORTANT FOR ALL APPLICANTS: Project specific costs incurred and paid prior to a project’s Earliest Start Date will make a project ineligible for funding. Read about this and more:
R2AC FY19 Budget Guidelines
R2AC FY19 Arts Access Grant Budget Template
Sample Application Form for download
Last Year’s Arts Access Grant Application (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)
Sample Arts Access Responses
Arts Access Grant Sample packet: responses that work
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Region 2 Arts Council Arts Access Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.