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.
FY 2018 Overview and Instructions (PDF)—all applicants should read this document thoroughly before beginning the application.
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).
$1,000 - $8,000
Resources for applicants
Overview and application instructions
FY 2018 Overview and Instructions (PDF)
Applicants who are new to the Cultural Community Partnership program may want to view an online presentation that gives a more detailed overview of the program. The presentation is available in two formats: MS Powerpoint (with audio) or PDF (without audio). Be aware that the MS Powerpoint takes up to 30 seconds to open.
Help for working with these files.
Sample applicationsFY 2016 Jungle Theater (PDF)
FY 2016 Abdirizak Kahiye (PDF)
FY 2016 Aamera Siddiqui (PDF)
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.
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
If you have questions about the technical aspects of the application form, or questions about electronic submission, please contact:
Tom Miller, project manager
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:
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