The Arts Access Grant program provides up to $5,000 in funding to cultural community groups and nonprofit organizations in support of arts-focused activities that increase Minnesotan’s access to the arts and celebrate diverse cultural expression. Eligible applicants must be from historically under-represented groups and located in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright counties.

Applications are accepted through March 29, 2024 and must be submitted at least 30 days before the start date.
Applicants are eligible to receive one Arts Access Grant a year.

who can apply

Applicants must be located in and serve Region 7W

  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organizations
  • Cultural Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that do not have arts as a primary focus
  • Cultural Community groups WITHOUT nonprofit designation that are sponsored by a fiscal agent

The Guidelines include the questions and
instructions for completing an application.


Download the Guidelines.doc in Microsoft Word to use as a draft!


NEW? Watch the Applicant Tutorial for instructions on creating an account and using the online grant system

Applications are accepted
through March 29, 2024 and submitted 30 days before the activity start date.

BOARD Review:
Upon Submission

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