Ineligibility Guidelines for Projects and Activities

R2AC Grants will NOT fund

  • Incomplete applications.
  • Tuition for academic course work.
  • Teaching licensure or continuing education requirements (CEUs) to retain teaching licensure.
  • Classes, workshops, or projects resulting in academic credit.
  • Two or more organizations applying for funding for the same project. (i.e. Multiple organizations cannot apply for grants to fund projects that include the same artists and activities and occur at the same date, time and location.)
  • Purchases made prior to the project’s proposed start date.
  • Projects or activities that do not have the arts or arts and culture as their primary focus.
  • Projects that are currently being funded by an R2AC grant award.
  • Projects intending to use funding from more than one R2AC grant.
  • Projects that are intended to raise funds for an organization, charity or cause.
  • Projects intending to start or build an endowment.
  • Projects or activities promoting violence and/or racism or works with pornographic content. It is at the board’s discretion to deem an activity objectionable.
  • Capital improvement projects, building renovation, or building construction costs.  Note: Freestanding capital equipment, defined as equipment that does not alter the property, is not permanently affixed to the property, and does not change the value of the property, is an allowable budgetary expense for all applicants except public school applicants. Arts organizations seeking funds for capital improvement projects may apply for a R2AC Community Arts Support Grant.
  • Activities meant to proselytize a belief or activities that involve the religious socialization of the participants or audience.
  • Activities which have started prior to the grant review and proposed start date, with the exception of auditions and rehearsals for theater projects.
  • Activities which do not adhere to the Public Art Policy.
  • Activities which do not adhere to the Literary Arts Policy.
  • Activities which do not adhere to the Film/Television/Media Policy.
  • Activities that require artists to pay an unreasonable entry fee in order to exhibit, perform, or be included in the project.
  • Arts and Cultural Heritage activities seeking funding to purchase food or drink for events.
  • Arts and Cultural Heritage and Arts Project Grant activities that are not accessible to the public for participation, with the exception of Arts Project Grant activities, such as board or staff workshops or consultations, meant to improve the applicant art organization.
  • Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant activities and Arts Project Grant activities that do not occur primarily in the five-county Region 2 Arts Council Area or do not primarily impact Region 2 Arts Council residents.
  • Arts and Cultural Heritage activities and Arts Project Grant activities which are funded 80% or more by Legacy funds from Minnesota State Arts Board, Library Legacy, Historical Legacy, or the Department of Agriculture.
  • Arts Project Grant activities seeking funding for non-expendable items or equipment.
  • Arts Project Grant activities seeking funding in which more than 10% of the total grant award is to be used for costs related to travel outside of the state of Minnesota, or to be used for travel costs to bring artists or performing groups into the state of Minnesota.
  • Artist Mentor Grant activities taking applicants out of the state of Minnesota.