Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations

Maximum Award: $6,000
 August 15, 2016 & February 15, 2017 by 11:59 pm
Review Dates: September 19, 2016 & March 18, 2017
Earliest Start Date: October 3, 2016

These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects and can cover costs associated with public art, exhibitions, or performances in three key areas: Arts Activity and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Organizations or groups can apply for grants up to $6,000 to fund projects would benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.

Create a Login and apply online


Open to non-profits, schools, government or tribal offices, community education programs, or cultural heritage groups with a fiscal sponsor. Check out the eligibility section. 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
The online grant application will ask 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). There are also pieces needed for the grant application which you should gather before you apply, such as work samples (Work Sample Submission Policy), resumes, and a budget (Download Excel Budget Template).

View pdf of the application form (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)

Watch a tutorial video on how to start an application