Arts Tour Minnesota is a pilot program designed to give Minnesotans greater access to high quality artists and arts organizations, regardless of geography. Arts Tour Minnesota project grants support touring performances, exhibitions, and other related arts activities throughout the state.
The FY 2016 deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2015.
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
Minnesota professional artists and nonprofit
arts organizations that want to tour may apply. Community groups, cities,
public and nonprofit agencies, arts organizations, and others that would like
to present touring artists or arts activities may also apply.
The applicant must provide at least 25 percent of the total project’s cash expenses from other sources, and may receive up to 75 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: September 28–29, October 5–6, October 12–13, 2015
Board Approval: November 4, 2015
Applicant Notification: November 6, 2015
Project Period: June 1, 2016–May 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:
For questions about the content of the application form or narrative, please contact:
Rina Rossi, program officer firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the technical aspects of the application forms, electronic submission, or WebGrants, please e-mail the Arts Board at: email@example.com
You may also call the following staff, but above e-mail is preferred:
Tom Miller, project manager
All staff can be reached toll-free at (800) 866-2787.