Foundation / Corporation
East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) and Minnesota State Legislature and McKnight Foundation
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Grants of $7,000 to Minnesota individual artists in eligible counties for career advancement and professional development activities. Funding is intended to recognize and honor outstanding endeavors of professional artists across the literary, visual, and performing arts disciplines, which include, but are not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, music, poetry, and acting. Eligible applicants may reside in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, or Pine Counties.
The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) Essential Artist Award program is designed with McKnight Foundation funding to recognize, reward, and encourage outstanding professional artists. The Council will fund artists at various stages in their professional careers. These Awards will allow artists to set aside time to work, purchase supplies and materials, undertake advanced study (not related to a degree) or to pursue other artistic career goals. The Essential Artist Award program is open to artists in all artistic mediums. This includes, but is not limited to: Visual (2 or 3 dimensional and photography), film/video screenwriting, dance/choreography, music, theater arts/playwriting, prose and poetry.
The review criteria include the artistic quality of the work samples submitted, and the merit and feasibility of the Essential Artist Award plan. The artistic quality of the work is demonstrated by work samples. If the artistic activity meets high standards of excellence, the Arts Council will then review the Essential Artist Award plan. Merit and feasibility of the proposed Essential Artist Award plan is measured by its anticipated impact on the applicant artist's career, and by its relevance to the artist's work. The plan should include information about what the applicant will do with the time and money afforded by an ECRAC Essential Artist Award and a description of the artistic direction of the work. Finally, the Council will assess the applicant's ability to accomplish the proposed Essential Artist Award activity. Artistic quality is the primary criteria; merit and feasibility of the proposed Essential Artist Award plan are secondary.
GrantWatch ID#: 154648
Up to three are awarded each year. The program provides at least one Essential Artist Award annually.
Each Award is for the amount of $7,000.
The project cannot start before May 15 of the current year. The project must be able to be completed within 14 months of the grant deadline date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=ecrac
320-396-2337 x 2
112 Main Avenue South
PO Box 294
Braham, MN 55006
USA: Minnesota: Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine Counties