The Arts Learning grant program 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.
Who Can Apply
Nonprofit organizations; public agencies or
divisions of local, state, or tribal government; educational institutions; artists;
and arts organizations may apply.
An Operating Support or Community Arts Schools and Conservatories grantee is able to apply for an Arts Learning grant, so long as it can describe how its proposed project expands upon past programming, allows the organization to provide new kinds of service, and enables it to serve a broader, more diverse, audience of Minnesotans.
An organization or individual may be the official applicant on only one Arts Learning proposal per fiscal year, but that same organization or individual may be a collaborating partner on other proposed projects.
The applicant may request 100 percent of the total project costs; no match is required. In the future, a match requirement is likely to be added and applicants will need to be able to support a share of the total project’s cash expenses from other sources.
FY 2015 Application Deadline
see calendar page
The Arts Board will begin using WebGrants, a new online grants management system during the FY 2014 grant round. Applicants need to register in advance, to create an account and set up a user ID and password.
Two online tutorials are available to acquaint users with the WebGrants system:
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 or PDF.
Help for working with these files.
Fiscal year 2015 materials and links will be available six to eight weeks before the application deadline. Previous materials are shown below for reference only.
FY 2014 Overview and Instructions (PDF)—all applicants should read this document thoroughly before beginning the application.
If you have questions or need assistance
If you have questions about the content of the application form or narrative, please contact:
Connie Skildum, program officer
If you have questions about financial forms or required financial documents, please contact:
Dave White, director, finance and grants administration
If you have questions about the technical aspects of the application forms, or questions about electronic submission, please e-mail the Arts Board at:
You may also call the following staff, but e-mail is preferred.
Tom Miller, project manager
Sean Kelly, Webmaster
All staff can be reached toll-free at (800) 866-2787.
Reports and amendments