Please join us as we share aspects of the Arts Learning Grant application form, speak to elements of a strong application, review budget sheets, and answer all your questions. This is an online information session via Zoom and can be attended via phone or computer. Pre-registration is required to receive meeting details.
Arts Learning grants are open to public and charter schools*, community education programs, local government and tribal entities, and any nonprofits or groups with a fiscal sponsor providing quality arts education programming. These grants support high-quality arts education for Minnesotans of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts. Funded arts activities must be open to the general public. *Parochial schools are ineligible.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021
Maximum Award: $6,000 (No Cash Match required this year)
Integrated Art Group, is partnering with Essentia Health – Vision Northland to develop an engaging art collection that includes local and regional artists while reflecting the values of Essentia Health. Call is for local and regional artists to submit works for potential inclusion. Artists must reside in or have ties to Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin, or the Dakotas.
A quick reminder that there are currently two funding opportunities available for organizations, one from the NEA and one from MSAB. One deadline is coming up this week!
The NEA opened applications to the arts and culture sector to keep the doors open to nonprofit organizations nationwide. The application deadline for arts and cultural organizations is August 12, 2021.
Maximum Award: $25,000 Final Grant Deadline: October 1
These grants are designed to support arts organizations, and nonarts organizations that regularly offer arts programming, as they rebuild, reimagine, and continue to adapt their arts programming in response to the changing environment caused by the global pandemic.
These grants are flexible and meant to help artists and culture bearers adapt to a changing and challenging environment in which to work. By using their creativity and connection to community, this grant program will help Minnesota artists and culture bearers maintain their visibility and financial sustainability.
Grantees will be able to use funds to sustain their practice and stay relevant and connected to audiences, participants, students, or communities now and in the future.
Are you part of a nonprofit organization that has done arts programming in the past three years? Your organization may be eligible for a grant of up to $150,000 general operations funds through the American Rescue Plan!
Special Webinar: Tuesday, July 20 – 1pm CT/2pm ET
Features speakers from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, and Welcoming America.
If you are interested in this opportunity but are unable to attend the webinar, we encourage you to still sign up. The webinar recording and additional resources will be emailed to all registrants within 48 hours.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced two new grant program guidelines to distribute approximately $80 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds directly to nonprofit arts and culture organizations and to local arts agencies to subgrant deeper into communities across the country. The NEA is providing robust technical assistance and Americans for the Arts will be hosting an ArtsU free webinar (see below) to provide additional assistance with speakers from the NEA.
If you represent a nonprofit arts or culture organization, please register now for the ArtsU Free Webinar on Tuesday, July 6th @ 3:00pm ET to learn more about the specific guidelines for this program.
Applicants for this new grant program will NOT have to be a previous NEA grantee to be eligible to apply. There is a quick turnaround time for submitting applications.
If you have more federal COVID-19 relief questions, including the latest on Shuttered Venues Operator Grants, please join Nina Ozlu Tunceli at her next weekly Zoom Office Hourson Friday, June 25th @ 11:00 am ET to ask questions and share experiences.