Foundation / Corporation
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC)
03/01/19 - For Regular grants only; Artist Residency in Schools grants are first come, first served, and General Operating grants have no deadline
Grants to Northwest Minnesota nonprofits, government agencies, schools, and groups of artists for arts projects, performances, and festivals serving the public. Eligible locations include Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau Counties.
There are three categories of Arts Legacy Grants:
- Between 3,000 and $10,000.
- Individuals can apply if very strong community component.
- This category is best suited for a series of projects and equipment expenditures that that arts organizations will need to make.
- This is also the main category to fund public art projects within communities such as murals and sculpture.
- The Foundation encourages one larger grant rather than several small grants for arts organizations.
- Aug 1, Nov 1, Feb 1 deadlines
Artist Residency in Schools:
- First come, first served program
- Music, dance, theater and writing residencies are funded at $2,100.
- Visual and photography residencies are funded at $2,100 + $400 extra for supplies.
- Deadline is on-going as funds remain.
General Operating (varies) no deadline:
Types of proposals that are eligible include, but are not limited to, projects for the production of public art, school artist residencies, artistic performances, community theater, and performance series or gallery series, art and cultural festivals, and arts educational experiences and art workshops.
The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will support activities in three key areas:
- Arts and Arts Access: Up to 78% of the fund will support Minnesota artists and arts organizations in creating, producing, and presenting high-quality arts activities; to overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities; and to instill the arts into the community and public life in the State.
- Arts Education: Investing in lifelong learning in the arts. Up to 15% of the fund will support high-quality, age-appropriate arts education for Minnesotans of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts.
- Arts and Cultural Heritage: Building bridges between Minnesotans through arts and culture. Up to 5% of the fund may be used for events and activities that represent the diverse ethnic and cultural arts traditions, including folk and traditional artists and art organizations, represented in the State.
GrantWatch ID#: 160366
- Individuals and Organizations: Up to $10,000.
- Schools and School Districts: up to $7,500
Artist Residency in Schools: $2,100; an additional $400 can be requested for visual and photography residencies.
General Operating: Varies
Projects must have an end date no more than 12 months from the proposal start date. In some cases you may extend to 18 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For online application:
Mara Lunde Hanel, Arts Council Director
109 S. Minnesota St.
Warren, MN 56762-1428
USA: Minnesota: Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau counties.