Funding for these programs are generously provided by The McKnight Foundation to distribute to individual artists in support of their work to create vibrant communities. Project grant funds are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and the general fund.

The programs are designed for individuals with the purpose to nurture artists’ professional needs and expand opportunities for them to create, showcase and profit from their work.

Who is Eligible:
• Artists at least 18 years of age
• Resident of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright County for a minimum of six months prior to application
• Either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
• Artists using a fiscal agent may apply for a project grant