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Arts Tour Minnesota

Arts Tour Minnesota is a program designed to provide Minnesotans greater access to high quality arts activities regardless of geographic location. Grants may be used to support Minnesota presenters hosting professional tours by Minnesota and nonMinnesota artists, or to support Minnesota artists and arts organizations touring existing artworks to Minnesota communities that are outside of their home region.

Application Deadline

The FY 2017 deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 22, 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

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.

Grant Range


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.

Program Timeline

  • Panel Review: September-October, 2016
  • Board Approval: November, 2016
  • Applicant Notification: November, 2016
  • Project Period: June 1, 2017–May 31, 2018

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.

Two online tutorials are available to acquaint users with the WebGrants system:

Program information

FY 2017 Overview and Instructions (PDF)—all applicants should read this document thoroughly before beginning the application.

Sample Applications

Information Session

The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free information session about the FY 2017 Arts Tour Minnesota grant opportunity. It will be conducted by conference call/Webinar and will last one hour.

The session will focus on program basics and applicant questions.

To  register, visit the Information Sessions page.

If You Have Questions Or Need Assistance

If you have questions about the content of the application form or narrative, please contact:
Rina Rossi, program officer
(651) 215-1612

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
E-mail is preferred.

All staff can be reached toll-free at (800) 866-2787.

Online application

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