Arts Access Grant for Small Towns

Maximum Award: $6,000
April 15, 2020 by 11:45 pm
Review Date: May 18, 2020
Earliest Start Date: April 17, 2020

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

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. Organizations or groups in towns with a population under 2,000 can apply for grants up to $6,000 to fund projects that 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, government or tribal offices, or groups with a fiscal sponsor in towns with a population under 2,000. Check out the eligibility questions. If you can answer true to all these questions, then you should be eligible to apply. If you answer false to one of the questions, or have questions of your own, contact us to discuss eligibility.

The Grant Application
The online grant application will ask a series of questions – eligibility questions, 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 (Budget Template).

Last Year’s Arts Access Grant for Small Towna Application (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)

View pdf of sample answers from funded grants

Watch a tutorial video on how to begin your application