Arts Tour Minnesota
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.
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.
An Operating Support or Community Arts Schools and Conservatories grantee is able to apply for an Arts Tour Minnesota 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.
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.
FY 2015 Application Deadline
The FY 2015 deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2014.
The Arts Board will not accept applications that are not submitted and accepted by the online WebGrants system before the 4:30 p.m. deadline.
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:
FY 2015 Overview and Instructions (PDF)—all applicants should read this document thoroughly before beginning the application.
These documents are in the process of being optimized for accessibility (section 508 / WCAG 2.0). In the meantime, please contact the Webmaster if you encounter difficulty with them via assistive technology.
Applicants who are new to this 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 (~40MB) or PDF.
Help for working with these files.
If you have questions or need assistance
If you have questions about the content of the application form or narrative, please contact:
Bonnie Schock, 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
All staff can be reached toll-free at (800) 866-2787.
Reports and amendments