Arts Access Grant

Maximum Award: $6,000
 August 25, 2017 & January 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm
Review Dates: September 18, 2017 & February 12, 2018
Earliest Start Dates: September 29, 2017 & February 23, 2018

These 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, exhibitions, presentations, or performances. Nonprofits, schools, government or tribal offices, or groups with a fiscal sponsor 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 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 last year’s application form (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)

Watch a tutorial video on how to start an application