The Project Grant program provides funds of up to $8,000 to nonprofit organizations, schools, local government, community groups, and individuals in support of arts-focused events. There is no cash match required in request budgets for FY22.

Program Outcomes

  1. 1. Regional residents experience increased access to the arts via a reduction in geographic, cultural and/or physical barriers.
  2. 2. Regional residents experience a change in knowledge, attitude, behavior or condition due to public art, arts festivals or arts events.
  3. 3. Regional residents build connections to their own and others’ cultural heritage through regional arts and cultural events and/or activities.

Who Can Apply

Applicants must serve Region 7W residents and be located within the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright.

  • Nonprofit 501(c) (3) arts organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations that do not have arts as a primary focus
  • Community groups WITHOUT nonprofit status sponsored by a fiscal agent
  • Individuals sponsored by a fiscal agent
  • Public Schools
  • Local government entities (city, township and county)
  • Out of Region nonprofit 501(C)(3), Schools or local government

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

Application DEADLINES:

Rnd1: Wed., October 20, 2021
Rnd2: Wed., March 16, 2022

*DRAFT Review Deadlines:
Rnd1: Wed., September 29, 2021
Rnd2: Wed., February 16, 2022

PANEL Review:
Rnd1: Thurs./Fri., December 2-3, 2021
Rnd2: Thurs./Fri., April 21-22, 2022

BOARD Review:
Rnd1: Thurs., Dec. 9, 2021
Rnd2: Thurs., May 12, 2022

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