Partners in Arts Participation is a pilot grant program designed to broaden opportunities for Minnesotans to participate in the arts. Grant funds may be used by Minnesota nonprofit health or human service organizations to integrate the arts into their programming or services. Applicants may choose to have their constituents engage in existing high quality arts experiences, and/or may work with an artist or arts organization to design experiences tailored to meet the needs of the constituents they serve.
FY 2016 Application deadline
4:30 p.m., Friday, September 18, 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
Health or human service organizations that are located in Minnesota, and have been designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service are eligible to apply. Health and human service generally refers to services that protect or improve the health, well-being, or human development of individuals or families. They meet basic human needs and help individuals reach their full potential.
In general, organizations that provide the following kinds of programs or services are eligible to apply: healthcare; addiction/substance abuse services; mental health and crisis services; hunger alleviation; job training; housing for low-income, homeless, or vulnerable individuals; services that help refugees, immigrants, or at-risk individuals prepare to become contributing members of society.
Health or human service programs that operate under the auspices of tribal governments located in Minnesota are eligible to apply.
The applicant may request 100 percent of the total project costs, not to exceed $25,000; no match is required.
Panel review: December 3-4, December 10-11, 2015
Board Approval: January 6, 2016
Application notification: January 8, 2016
Project Period: March 1, 2016-February 28, 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 Partners in Arts Participation 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 (29 MB with audio annotation) or PDF(3 MB without audio).