Arts Tour Minnesota grant program
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. The program is open to tours featuring visual, literary, and performing arts.
First time applicants to this program are strongly encouraged to call the program officer prior to beginning an application, after first reviewing the Program Overview and Application Instructions.
FY 2018 Overview and Instructions (PDF)—all applicants should read this document thoroughly before beginning the application.
FY 2018 applications must be submitted and accepted before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017. For more information about the timeline, see the calendar page.
Who can apply
Click to see eligibility requirements (PDF).
$10,000 - $150,000
The applicant may request up to 75 percent of the project costs in combined support from the Minnesota State Arts Board and one or more of the state's regional arts councils; a 25 percent match is required.
Resources for applicants
Overview and application instructions
FY 2018 Overview and Instructions (PDF)
Applicants who are new to the Arts Tour Minnesota 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). Be aware that the MS Powerpoint takes up to 30 seconds to open.
Help for working with these files.
The following applications were submitted by fiscal year 2017 grantees.
The files may take several minutes to download.
Summaries of previously funded applications.
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
If you have questions about the technical aspects of the application form, or questions about electronic submission, please contact:
Tom Miller, project manager
E-mail is preferred.
All staff can be reached toll-free at (800) 866-2787.
How to apply
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:
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