-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

Arts Learning grant program

Arts Learning is a program that offers funding for projects that help lifelong learners acquire knowledge and understanding of and skills in the arts. Projects must provide participatory learning and engage learners with skilled teaching artists and high quality artistic experiences.

First time applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Program Overview and Application Instructions and then call the program officer prior to beginning an application.

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, February 8, 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


$5,000 - $100,000

The applicant may request up to 90 percent of the project costs; a 10 percent match is required.

Resources for applicants

Overview presentation
Applicants who are new to the Arts Learning 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.

Grants awarded
Summaries of previously funded applications.

If you have questions or need assistance

If you have questions about the content of the application form or narrative, please contact:
Natalie Kennedy-Schuck, program officer
(651) 539-2666
Natalie.Kennedy@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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