Arts Project Grant

Maximum Award: $2,500
December 15, 2019 by 11:45 pm
Review Date: January 13, 2020
Earliest Start Date: February 13, 2020

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

These grants offer funding for a variety of art projects including costs related to performances or exhibitions, engagement of guest artists, public art projects, and artists-in-residence. Arts organizations may also apply to fund consultation projects in board development, fiscal management, fundraising, public relations, audience development, or assistance in designing arts programming. Funded arts projects must benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.

Create a Login and apply online

Open to non-profits, schools, government or tribal offices, community education programs, or arts-focused groups with a fiscal sponsor. 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 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).

Last Year’s Arts Project Grant application form (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)

Watch a tutorial video on how to start an application