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Arts and Culture Grant Program

Grants to Minnesota Organizations, Artists, and Students
in Eligible Regions for Community-Based Arts Programs

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of St. Louis Park, St. Louis Park Youth Development Fund and St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts

Deadline Date:

09/19/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Minnesota individual artists, arts and community groups, students, and cultural, neighborhood, and religious organizations in eligible regions for arts and cultural projects that benefit local residents. Funding is intended to support new arts programs and activities that promote community pride, connect artists and the community, and engage people in creative learning. Eligible programs benefit the residents of St. Louis Park. Grants are available for music, visual arts, theater, film, multimedia, dance, and other art projects.

The grant program is designed to fund proposals that:

  • Support community pride and build bridges between artists and communities in St. Louis Park
  • Provide opportunities for new and emerging artists
  • Include public expression of arts and culture in ways that are accessible and appeal to large populations
  • Engage people in creative learning experiences through the arts
  • Promote St. Louis Park as a city with rich arts and cultural activity and experiences

The core themes of the plan include:

  • Connect people, ideas, communities: Focus on cultural expression and community-gathering. Arts and culture activities are targeted to neighborhoods, and provide opportunities for neighbors to meet and meaningfully connect.
  • Enliven public spaces: Focus on the power of arts and culture to enliven streets, neighborhoods, park, and public spaces with an emphasis on local identity. Formal and informal activities, permanent and temporary installations serve to create chance encounters with the arts and add aesthetic beauty to the city.
  • Promote Health and Wellbeing: Focus on creativity and the arts as important vehicles to strengthen and improve individual and community health and well-being through programs and projects that support mental health, encourage active lifestyles, encourage sustainability and create connections to nature.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161210

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$20,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants average $5,000, though applicants may request up to $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects may take place during the calendar year of 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artists, arts groups, students, community groups, and neighborhood, cultural and religious organizations are encouraged to apply. Applicants do not need to live in St. Louis Park, but projects must take place within the city.

Projects that occur as a part of the curricular school day are ineligible.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

Timeline:
- July 8, 2021 – Application available
- Sept. 19, 2021 – Application submission deadline
- October 2021 – Committee application review
- December 2021 – Council approval of grantees and award funds

Grant recipients are eligible for no more than three grants during any five‐year period.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.stlouispark.org/our-city/arts-culture/arts-culture-grant/arts-culture-grant-application

If you have any questions, contact Jamie Marshall, Friends of the Arts Executive Director, at jamie@slpfota.org or 952.928.6422, or Julie Grove at jgrove@stlouispark.org or 952.924.2523.

St. Louis Park
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
tel: (952) 924-2500

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: St. Louis Park

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