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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.

Upcoming Opportunities

FY 2025 Operating Support

Application materials are now available for the FY 2025 Operating Support grant program. Applications must be submitted by January 19, 2024.

The Arts Board will announce other FY 2025 grant programs for organizations and individuals in early 2024. For the most up-to-date information, please sign up for Arts Board e-news.

Operating Support information session

The Arts Board will host a free, virtual information session for first time applicants, individuals who will be preparing an Operating Support application for the first time, and anyone else who might be interested. The session will be on Tuesday, December 12, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

No registration is required. For instructions on how to join the session, visit the Information Session page.


Open call for grant program advisors

The Minnesota State Arts Board relies on the generous involvement of Minnesota citizens to evaluate artistic activities and review grant applications to help determine which will be recommended to receive funding. This involvement, and the insights advisors bring, are the vital foundation for the Arts Board's grant decisions each year.

For this reason, hundreds of people–ranging from individuals who don't work in the arts, but have knowledge or passion for the arts, to individuals who have experience with Minnesota nonprofits in paid or volunteer positions, to professionals working in the arts–are needed to experience arts activities and review applications remotely, ongoing.

Find out if this is the right fit for you, visit  grant program advisor opportunities.

Serve as an advisor



The Minnesota State Arts Board has begun a rulemaking project that will amend some rules that govern the way the board distributes grants and other forms of assistance and amend rules that relate to the board's statutory role as fiscal agent for regional arts councils.

Visit the rulemaking page to learn more about proposed rule changes or to submit comments on proposed rules.


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Link to WebGrants

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

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Arts Research / Policy / Cultural Issues

Minnesota Arts Dashboard

Minnesotans have long believed that the arts are important. The Minnesota State Arts Board has created a dashboard to help report ways that the arts add value to our individual and collective lives, and some of the ways that Minnesotans show that they value the arts. The dashboard reports the status of 16 key indicators that fall under five broad, strategic outcomes. The data produced will be used to track progress toward achieving those five outcomes, to ensure that all Minnesotans are benefitting from public funding for the arts, and to inform the way the Minnesota State Arts Board and Minnesota's eleven regional arts councils invest state resources in programs and services. Click here to download the Minnesota Arts Dashboard.


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