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Cultural Community Partnership grant program

The Cultural Community Partnership grant program is designed to enhance the careers of individual artists of color. Artists, at any stage in their careers, can apply for grants to help support collaborative projects. Applicants can collaborate on a project with another Minnesota artist of color or with a Minnesota nonprofit organization.

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.

Program information

FY 2018 Overview and Instructions (PDF)—all applicants should read this document thoroughly before beginning the application.

Application deadline

FY 2018 applications must be submitted and accepted before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017. For more information about the timeline, see the calendar page.

Who can apply

Click to see eligibility requirements (PDF).

Grant range


$1,000 - $8,000

Resources for applicants


Overview and application instructions
FY 2018 Overview and Instructions (PDF)

Webinar and PowerPoint
Thursday, August 10, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a one-hour Webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the Cultural Community Partnership 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 August 10, 2017 session.

Sample applications
While these sample applications will be helpful in a general way, the FY2018 Artist Plan form has changed.
The following applications were submitted by fiscal year 2016 grantees.
The files may take several minutes to download.

  • FY 2016 Jungle Theater (PDF)
  • FY 2016 Abdirizak Kahiye (PDF)
  • FY 2016 Aamera Siddiqui (PDF)

  • Grants awarded
    Summaries of previously funded applications.

    If you have questions about the content of the application form or narrative, please contact:
    Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, program officer
    (651) 215-1626
    Sherrie.Fernandez-Williams@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
    apply@arts.state.mn.us
    E-mail is preferred.

    All staff can be reached toll-free at (800) 866-2787.

    How to apply


    Application method
    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.

    WebGrants tutorials
    Two online tutorials are available to acquaint users with the WebGrants system:

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