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 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.
New for FY 2017: The Arts Board will no longer use an approved artist/arts organization list. All applicants will be required to submit artist qualification materials (PDF) for the partnering artist(s)/arts organization(s).
FY 2017 Application deadline
Applications must be submitted and accepted by WebGrants before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016. For more information about the program timeline, see the calendar page.
New for FY 2017: To determine an applicant's status as a health or human service organization, the Arts Board will no longer use GuideStar and instead will use the applicant's National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) system core code listed with the National Center for Charitable Statistics.
Resources for applicants
Overview and application instructions FY 2017 Overview and Instructions (PDF)
Online information session
The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free information session on Wednesday, August 24 about the FY 2017 Partners in Arts Participation 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. If you are not able to attend, but would like to view the Powerpoint used in the Webinar, it will be posted on this page starting on August 29. To register, visit the Information Sessions page.
If you have questions about the content of the application form or narrative, please contact: Natalie Kennedy-Schuck, program officer
(651) 215-1617 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: Tom Miller, project manager
(651) 215-1611 email@example.com
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: