Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant

Maximum Award: $3,000 (No Cash Match Needed)
Deadlines:
November 15, 2017 by 11:59 pm
Review Dates: January 22, 2018
Earliest Start Dates: February 1, 2018

Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grants can support events and activities that represent the diverse ethnic and cultural arts traditions in our state. These funds are specifically for building bridges between Minnesotans through arts and culture by ensuring that Minnesotans are able to experience first hand diverse cultures through the work of artists and arts organizations in the state. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects and programming including costs associated with public art, arts festivals, engagement of guest artists, arts field trips, workshops, exhibitions, presentations, or performances. Arts activities proposed for funding must be open to and accessible by the public and have a strong community component. Non-profits, arts organizations, schools, community education programs, institutions of higher learning, local city, town, county government or tribal offices, or groups formed for nonprofit purposes with a fiscal sponsor can apply for grants up to $3,000 (with no cash match needed) to fund arts projects that will 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

Eligibility

Open to non-profits, arts organizations, schools, community education programs, institutions of higher learning, local city, town, county government or tribal offices, or groups formed for nonprofit purposes 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 budget template)

View pdf of the application form (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)