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, 2018 by 11:59 pm
Review Date: November 19, 2018
Earliest Start Date: ~December 1, 2018

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. Schools, community education programs, institutions of higher learning, non-profits, arts organizations, local city, town, county government or tribal offices, or groups with a fiscal sponsor providing arts education programming can apply for grants up to $6,000. Public schools or community education programs can apply for grants up to $3,000 with no cash match to fund projects would benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.

Watch a tutorial video on how to start an application

Create a Login and apply online

The Grant Application
The online grant application will ask you to attest to your eligibility and then answer a series of questions about demographics, which we use for reporting to the Minnesota State Arts Board (see our Data Privacy Policy), and questions about your project 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)