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 FY23.

Program Outcomes

  1. 1. Regional residents experience increased access to the arts via a reduction in geographic, cultural and/or physical barriers.
    2. Regional residents experience a change in knowledge, attitude, behavior, or condition due to public art, arts festivals, or arts events.
    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 that serve Region 7W residents located within the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright. Minnesota nonprofit 501(c)(3), schools and local government outside Region 7W may apply with two years of established service within Region 7W.

• Nonprofit 501(c) (3) arts organizations
• Nonprofit organizations that do not have arts as a primary focus
• Community groups WITHOUT nonprofit designation that are sponsored by a fiscal agent
• Individuals conducting public projects and 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., August 24, 2022
Rnd2: Wed., March 15, 2023

*DRAFT Review Deadlines:
Rnd1: Wed., August 3, 2022
Rnd2: Wed., February 15, 2023

PANEL Review:
Rnd1: Thurs./Fri., Oct. 6-7, 2022
Rnd2: Thurs./Fri., April 20-21, 2023

BOARD Review:
Rnd1: Thurs., October 13, 2022
Rnd2: Thurs., May 11, 2023

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