Arts Learning Grant

Maximum Award: $6,000 (with a 20% cash match)
No Cash Match: For Schools/Community Ed only; Maximum award $3,000
October 15, 2019 by 11:45 pm
Review Date: November 18, 2019
Earliest Start Date: December 18, 2019

Online grants open for application approximately one month before the deadline date.

These grants support high-quality arts education for Minnesotans of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts. Funds can be used for artists-in-residence programs, educational performances, educational arts field trips, registration and travel to an arts conference or seminar in MN, or to provide arts training or workshops that would benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties. Arts activities proposed for funding must be accessible by the public and have a strong community component. $6,000 is the maximum award, but public schools or community education programs can apply for grants up to $3,000 with no cash match.

Watch a tutorial video on how to start an application

Create a Login and apply online

Open to schools, community education programs, institutions of higher learning, non-profits, arts organizations, 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 Learning 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
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. (see rubric) There are also pieces needed for the grant application that you should gather before you apply, such as work samples (Work Sample Submission Policy), resumes, and a list of all project costs.

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 Learning Grant Budget Template

Sample Application Form for download
Last Year’s Arts Learning Grant Application (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)

Looking for an artist for your project or idea? Check our new Teaching Artist Roster!

Region 2 Arts Council Arts Learning Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.