-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

Partners in Arts Participation grant program

This grant program has been suspended for FY 2021.

Partners in Arts Participation is a 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.

First time applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Program Overview and Application Instructions and then call the program officer prior to beginning an application.

Application deadline and project period

This grant program has been suspended for FY 2021.

Who can apply

Click to see eligibility requirements.

Grant range


$5,000 - $25,000

Resources for applicants

Materials made available are for reference use.

Program overview and application instructions
FY 2020 Program Overview and Application Instructions

Overview presentation
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 (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.

Budget spreadsheet tool
To help applicants prepare a budget, download the budget spreadsheet tool.

Sample applications
The following applications were submitted by fiscal year 2018 grantees.
The files may take several minutes to download.


Grants awarded
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:
Natalie Kennedy-Schuck, program officer
(651) 539-2666
Natalie.Kennedy@arts.state.mn.us

If you have questions about the technical aspects of the application form, or questions about electronic submission, please contact:
Justine Pearson, WebGrants support
(651) 539-2663
Apply.Arts@state.mn.us
E-mail is preferred.

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

How to apply

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.

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

Grantee reports and amendments

The following links provide information and instructions regarding final reports and related material required from Arts Board grantees.

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