Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant

Maximum Award: $3,000 (25% Cash Match for equipment purchases only)
Deadline:
December 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm (extended from original November 15th deadline)
Review Date: January 12, 2019
Earliest Start Date: February 1, 2019

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

The Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant supports events and activities that represent the diverse ethnic and cultural arts traditions in our state. These grants offer funding for arts projects and programming specifically meant to build bridges between Minnesotans through arts and culture. Eligible projects include arts festivals, engagement of guest artists, arts field trips, public art, arts 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 unless you intend to purchase equipment) 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)

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 Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant Budget Template

Sample Application Form for download
FY19 Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant Application (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)