Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council (PLRAC)
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Grants of up to $7,000 to Prairie Lakes Region, Minnesota nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools for a broad range of arts activities. First-time applicants are required to contact program staff prior to applying. Activities may be in the areas of dance, literature, music, media arts, visual arts, and theater.
The applicant or organization must have an address and provide arts programming within the Prairie Lakes region; the counties are: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, or Watonwan County.
The purpose of this grant is to provide funding for organizations directly engaged in the creation of art, the production of artistic performances or arts services, or the sponsorship of quality arts activities in local communities. The Arts and Cultural Heritage (ACH) Grant was established for three specific purposes:
1. Arts Programming and Arts Access: to support Minnesota artists and arts organizations in creating, producing, and presenting high-quality arts activities; to overcome barriers to accessing the arts; and to instill the arts into the community and public life in this state.
2. Arts Education: to support life-long learning and appreciation of the arts, including support for K-12 activities that enhance but not replace school arts curriculum.
3. Arts and Cultural Heritage Festivals: for arts festivals and activities that represent the diverse ethnic and cultural arts traditions, including folk and traditional artists and art organizations, represented in this state.
Detailed description of program areas:
GrantWatch ID#: 131201
The maximum Arts and Cultural Heritage grant an organization can receive in Fiscal Year 2020 is $7,000.
Arts Programming and Arts Access: Maximum request is $7,000.
- Schools – maximum request $4,000.
- Non-profit and Community Groups – maximum request is $4,000.
- Youth Scholarship – maximum $300 for grades 7-12.
- Youth Scholarship – maximum $200 for grades 3-6.
Arts and Cultural Heritage Festivals: Maximum request is $5,000.
August 1, 2019 deadline: The grant period is one-year Sept. 1, 2019 to Sept. 1, 2020 or the time period the applicant designates. Note: applicants are encouraged to complete their projects within 9 months and submit their Final Reports by July 1, 2020 in order to be eligible again on Aug. 1, 2020.
February 1, 2020 deadline: The grant period is April 1, 2020 to April 1, 2021. Note: applicants are encouraged to complete their projects within 9 months and submit their Final Reports by January 1, 2021 in order to be eligible again for the Feb. 1, 2021 deadline.
Grants must be completed within one year of the awarding of the grant, unless an extension has been requested and granted by the Executive Director of Prairie Lakes.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council
105 22nd Avenue NE., Suite A
Waseca, MN 56093-2612
(507) 833-8721 or (800) 298-1254
USA: Minnesota: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan Counties
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