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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 overview and application instructions

FY 2020 Program overview and application instructions — all applicants should read this document thoroughly before beginning the application form.

Application deadline and project period

FY 2020 applications must be submitted and accepted before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019. For more information about the application timeline and the project period, see the calendar page.

Who can apply

Click to see eligibility requirements.

Grant range


$1,000 - $8,000

Resources for applicants

Overview presentation
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.

Budget spreadsheet tool
To help applicants prepare a budget, download the budget spreadsheet tool.

Sample applications
The following applications were submitted by fiscal year 2019 grantees.
The files may take several minutes to download.

  • Katha Dance Theatre
  • Damian Rodriguez Diaz
  • Taylor Seaberg

  • 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) 539-2672
    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) 539-2660
    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:

    Grantee reports and amendments

    The following links provide information and instructions regarding final reports and related material required from Arts Board grantees.

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