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.
The FY 2017 deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2016.
The Arts Board will only accept applications that are submitted and accepted by the online WebGrants system before the 4:30 p.m. deadline.
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 Education Support grantee or applicant is able to apply for an Arts Learning grant, so long as it can describe how its proposed project expands upon 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.
$5,000 - $150,000
The applicant must provide at least 10 percent of the total project's cash expenses from other sources, and may receive up to 90 percent of the total project's cash expenses in combined support from the Minnesota State Arts Board and one or more of the state's regional arts councils.
Panel Review: May 11 - June 7, 2016
Applicant Notification: July, 2016
Project Period: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017
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:
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).
If you have questions about the content of the application form or narrative, please contact: Natalie Kennedy-Schuck, program officer
(651) 215-1617 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) 215-1611 firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail is preferred.
All staff can be reached toll-free at (800) 866-2787.