Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant for Small Towns

Maximum Award: $6,000
January 15, 2017 by 11:59 pm
Review Date: February 13, 2017
Earliest Start Date: February 27, 2017

These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects and programming including costs associated with public art, exhibitions, or performances in three key areas: Arts Activity and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage:

  • Arts programming that provides access to high quality arts experiences
  • Arts education experiences such as workshops, artist residences, and arts field trips
  • Arts and cultural heritage programs, projects, festivals, and events

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 cultural heritage 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 (ACH Small Towns Budget Template).

View pdf of the application form (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