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Minnesota State Arts Board

The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency that stimulates and encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state.

COVID-19 Update

Message to the arts community about COVID-19

As our state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know that the Minnesota State Arts Board is concerned about the health and safety of everyone who works in the arts sector, and the health and safety of the participants, audience, and community members who we serve.

There are many unknowns about COVID-19, and its physical, economic, and emotional impacts are changing rapidly.  We are committed to providing you the best and most timely information we have.

SURVEY: COVID-19's impact on the creative community

We need people and organizations in Minnesota's creative sector to take 5 minutes to complete the survey about COVID-19's impact on your work and the kinds of support that you need.

Upcoming Opportunities

FY 2021 Artist Initiative

The Artist Initiative grant program is designed to support and assist professional Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers by encouraging artistic development, nurturing artistic creativity, and recognizing the contributions of individual artists to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota.

There are two deadlines for the FY 2021 Artist Initiative grant application, depending on the discipline:

  • Literary Arts and Performing Arts: Friday, April 24, 2020
  • Visual Arts: Friday, June 26, 2020

 Learn more and apply today.

FY 2021 Folk and Traditional Arts

The Folk and Traditional Arts grant program is designed to enrich Minnesota communities through folk and traditional art forms being passed on, documented, practiced and shared. Folk and traditional arts refer to artistic traditions that come from and are rooted in the cultural life of a community. Community members may share a common ethnicity, geographic or regional identity, occupation, language, or tribal affiliation.

The Folk and Traditional Artst grant application deadline is Friday, May 15, 2020:  learn more and apply today.

Stay in Touch

If you'd like to receive information and updates from the Arts Board via e-mail, please sign-up for the board's electronic mailing list.

 

WebGrants

Link to WebGrants

The Minnesota State Arts Board's WebGrants system is open for registration.

How to Register in WebGrants: online tutorial, PDF version
How to Use WebGrants: online tutorial, PDF version
Webgrants FAQ document: FAQ (PDF)
Login to WebGrants

Arts Research / Policy / Cultural Issues

Link to Creative Minnesota 2019

 

Creative Minnesota 2019

Creative Minnesota 2019 is the third biennial report that provides a comprehensive assessment of the state's arts and creative sector. The Creative Minnesota project was developed by a collaborative of arts and culture funders in partnership with the Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. These partners include: the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Forum of Regional Arts Councils of Minnesota, Target, Jerome Foundation, Mardag Foundation, Springboard for the Arts and the Bush Foundation, with in-kind support from the Minnesota Historical Society, City of Minneapolis and others. For a list of committee members, go to http://creativemn.org/study-partners/.

 

Link to Promoting Appreciation Arts in Health & Wellness in the TC

 

Promoting Appreciation for the Role of Arts in Health and Wellness in the Twin Cities

Promoting Appreciation for the Role of Arts in Health and Wellness in the Twin Cities is a pilot study that qualitatively explores Americans' current thinking about the connection between arts and health, and their responses to communications about this topic. Conversations with a diverse cross-section of individuals in the Twin Cities provide important insights into how a conversation about the arts-health connection may play out at broader scales, and the potential of this focus to attract new engagement with and support for the arts. The pilot study was conducted as a strategic partnership among Topos, Metris Arts Consulting, and Americans for the Arts.

 

Link to Rural Prosperity through the Arts & Creative Sector

Rural Prosperity through the Arts & Creative Sector

The Rural Prosperity through the Arts & Creative Sector serves as an action guide that offers research insights and lessons learned from states that are harnessing the power of the arts to drive rural prosperity. This guide is part of a collaborative among the National Governors Association, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.

 

 

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