The Project Grant program provides funds of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations, schools, and community groups in support of arts-focused events.  No cash match is required in request budgets for FY21.

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

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

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

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

READ THE GUIDELINES!

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

APPLY FOR A GRANT

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

Application DEADLINES:
Rnd1: Wed., October 21, 2020
Rnd2: Wed., March 17, 2021

*DRAFT Review Deadlines:
Rnd1: Wed., September 30, 2020
Rnd2: Wed., February 17, 2021

PANEL Review:
Rnd1: Fri., December 4, 2020
Rnd2: Fri., April 23, 2021

BOARD Review:
Rnd1: Thurs., Dec. 10, 2020
Rnd2: Thurs., May 13, 2021

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