Open office support: November 8, in person, the second Tuesday of the month, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., for all questions relating to the grant. Or make an appointment with the Grants Administrator.
Questions and Answers on the Virtual Grant: Get answers to your questions about our grant programs in one of two sessions from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 8 or January 6.
Webinars: Grant writing webinars are listed with each grant below.
Recently received artistic project grants of up to $ 7,000 in matching funds to stimulate and encourage creation, performance and appreciation of the arts:
Demo Inc .: Svea, $ 4,515 for artistic programming focused on at-risk youth. Classes, workshops and drop-ins will be offered from the remainder of 2021 through May / June 2022, to Minnesota teens and at-risk adults who work with youth.
Meander Art Crawl of the Upper Minnesota River Valley: $ 7,000 for its 2022 event, which will take place the first weekend in October.
Willmar Region Symphony Orchestra: $ 7,000 for three concerts, Dancing Shoes in October, which will be both a live performance open to the public and a recorded performance to send to area schools and concerts in January and March.
Individual Artist Grants provide up to $ 2,500 to emerging artists and $ 7,000 to established career artists for projects that will advance their skills and artistic career. The Individual Artist Community Collaboration Grants provide up to $ 10,000 for artists to create a major new work while collaborating with the community, presenting the arts to community members in a new way. The grant recipients were:
Dana Conroy: Madison, $ 7,000 for a short art film, using animation and experimental filmmaking techniques to help recreate the world she now lives in as a visually impaired artist.
Olga Krasovska: Granite Falls, $ 7,000 for his Opposites in Harmony series of paintings.
Dani Prados: Granite Falls, $ 10,000 Community Collaboration Grant, for its community project that will result in a professionally printed book of stories, memories, tales, jokes, poems, recipes, photographs and old documents of people and research. The final product will be made available to the community in public places with a series of public events, as well as editions sold at the local art gallery.
The Artist Equity Grants provide up to $ 4,000 to help Black, Indigenous, Latin and other artists of color complete projects that will advance their skills and artistic careers. Receiving a grant was:
Teresa Peterson: Belview, $ 4,000 to support a book launch and marketing activities for a new book that was a collaborative effort with his uncle. “Voices from Pejuhutazizi: Dakota Stories and Storytellers” is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. It will be used to develop an artist’s website and promote the book virtually and in person.
Monthly grants provide up to $ 1,000 for activities such as purchasing supplies, attending classes and small community artist-led projects. Receiving a grant was:
André Nordin: New London, $ 1,000 to buy art supplies (canvas and linen) and equipment, such as a heater for his new home studio so he can work year round. He is creating new works for three upcoming exhibitions spanning March through August in 2022.
Monthly grants for arts organizations for the 2021-2022 fiscal year are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with deadlines of the first of each month from August to April. The earliest start date will be the first of the following month. The latest grant writing webinar is recorded and available on the website.
Rapid support for organizations: Provides up to $ 2,500 for activities such as planning an artistic legacy project, strategic planning or board training, costs to apply for 501 (c) (3) status, l purchase of small equipment or small artistic projects. webinar on grant writing on December 7.
Quick support for artists: Provides up to $ 1,000 for activities such as purchasing
supplies, attend classes and small community artist-led projects. webinar on grant writing on January 18.
The arts at school: For artist residencies or field trips that include educator training and community participation; student art exhibitions with jury; and prepackaged theatrical experiences. Up to $ 4,000 (artist residencies) or $ 2,500 (school trips, jury exhibitions or prepackaged theater), no cash consideration this year; deadline January 26, grant writing webinar December 15, start date no earlier than March 1.
Grant deadlines for fiscal year 2021-2022 for individual grants to artists. grant writing webinars require prior registration.
Equity grants to artists: Up to $ 4,000 to help Black, Indigenous, Latin and other artists of color with projects that will advance their skills and artistic careers. Applications open until May 1, grant writing webinar on January 10.
Individual, emerging or established artist: Up to $ 2,500 to help emerging artists and up to $ 7,000 to help established artists for projects that will advance their careers; deadline January 12, grant writing webinar November 30, start date no earlier than March 1.
Community collaboration grants: up to $ 10,000 to artists to create a major new work while collaborating with the community, introducing community members to the arts in a new way; deadline January 12, grant writing webinar November 30, start date no earlier than March 1.
Grant deadlines and webinar dates for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. No cash consideration is required for this exercise. Grant writing deadlines and webinars vary. Webinars are free, participants must register to join the meeting.
Art Legacy Project Grants: Up to $ 20,000 in funding for large-scale projects that will leave an artistic legacy; deadline November 10, start date no earlier than February 1.
Artistic project grants: Up to $ 7,000 in funding, to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts; prepackaged theatrical residences limited to $ 2,500; deadline December 8, grant writing webinar November 1, start date no earlier than February 1.
Grants for the improvement of equipment / facilities: Up to $ 10,000 in funding for the purchase of equipment and facility upgrades that will improve the organization’s ability to meet the needs of the arts; deadline February 9, grant writing webinar January 5, start date no earlier than April 1.
Operational assistance: Two-year grants for arts organizations with a 501 (c) (3) and at least two years of programming and funding, to be used for operating expenses. Submit financial information in a pre-application to determine your claim amount, 15% or 35% of your organization’s average operating budget, depending on the size of the budget; deadline October 20, recorded grant writing webinar available on website, start date January 1 at the earliest.