The Community Arts Education Support (CAES) program provides operating support to build and strengthen the capacity of exceptional arts education organizations, or of arts education programs of public or nonprofit organizations that have a sustained commitment to providing ongoing, rigorous arts education opportunities in community settings. The redesigned program builds on the foundation of the former Community Arts Schools and Conservatories grant program in order to foster a future where all Minnesotans have access to high quality, structured community arts education opportunities throughout their life spans.
The program offers funds to support the programming and operating goals of community arts education organizations and programs, so that they may maintain and grow ongoing services, staffing, and support functions.
First time applicants to this program are strongly encouraged to call the program officer prior to beginning an application, after first reviewing the Program Overview and Application Instructions.
Webinar and PowerPoint
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a one-hour Webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the Community Arts Education Support grant program. The session will focus on program basics and applicant questions. The Webinar is free of charge, but advance registration is strongly encouraged. To register, visit the Information Sessions page.
If you are not able to attend, but would like to view the PowerPoint used in the Webinar, it will be posted on this page following the June 21, 2017 session.
The following application was submitted by a fiscal year 2016 grantee.
The file may take several minutes to download.
If you have questions about the content of the application form or narrative, please contact: Richard Hitchler, program officer
(651) 215-1604 Richard.Hitchler@arts.state.mn.us
If you have questions about the required financial documents, please contact: Dave White, director, finance and grants administration
(651) 215-1622 David.White@arts.state.mn.us
If you have questions about the technical aspects of the application form, or questions about electronic submission, please contact: Tom Miller, project manager
(651) 215-1611 email@example.com
E-mail is preferred.
All staff can be reached toll-free at (800) 866-2787.
How to apply
All applicants are required to use the WebGrants system to apply, and will submit all materials electronically. Registration is required of all applicants before beginning an application to any Arts Board program. It is only necessary to register once.
Two online tutorials are available to acquaint users with the WebGrants system: