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Individual Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Grants to Minnesota Individual Artists in Eligible
Counties for Arts and Cultural Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC)

Deadline Date:

03/04/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Minnesota individual artists in eligible counties for arts and cultural activities. The purpose of funding is to increase arts education and access as well as arts and cultural heritage opportunities. Eligible proposals include, but are not limited to projects for the production of public art, school artist residencies, artistic performances, arts educational experiences, art workshops, and art exhibits. Artists must be located in Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, or Wilkin Counties.

The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will support activities in three key areas:

  • Arts & Arts Access:
    • Up to 79% 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 this state. 
  • Arts Education:
    • Investing in lifelong learning in the arts: Up to 16% 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 & 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 this state.

Examples of supported activities can be found at https://lrac4.org/s/FY21-Legacy-Individual-Grant-Guidelines-revised.pdf#page=3.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174005

Estimated Size of Grant:

Amount: minimum request $500, no maximum limit

Term of Contract:

Fall Legacy Grant Project Start Date must be after December 18, 2020.
Spring Legacy Grant Project Start Date must be after May 21, 2021.

All proposed projects and activities must have an end date no more than 12 months from the proposal start date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who can apply:
Individual artists in all disciplines, those who seek help with creating, producing or presenting high quality art.
To be eligible for funding, the LRAC grant applicant must:
1. Be an individual artist in any arts discipline.
2. Be a resident of the LRAC region for a minimum of 6 months. Residency is determined by voting location, payment of Minnesota state income taxes, possession of a valid Minnesota driver’s license or a current utility bill.
3. Be at least 18 years of age.
4. Be a United States citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
5. Do not intend to relocate your legal residence outside the 9 county LRAC region during the year of the grant project or until approval of the final report.

Applicants are not eligible for funding who:
- Individuals that do not have arts/culture related activities as the focus of their proposals.
- Individuals whose primary focus is not the creation of art.
- Individuals cannot apply for the Individual Artist Legacy grant on behalf of a group of artists, i.e. musical act, acting ensemble, literary group. The artist group should solicit a community partner 501(c)3 organization or a local government entity to apply for the LRAC Legacy Organization Grant program on their behalf. An artist group is defined as a group of artists having a history of performing together and/ or performs under a recognized name, not a group that comes together for a one time project and then disbands.
- Have an outstanding final report on the deadline date due to the LRAC.
- Directors of the LRAC Board, LRAC employees, and independent contractor with LRAC or family members of LRAC Board, LRAC employees, and independent contractors. Family members defined as spouse, domestic partner, parent, child or spouse of a child.
- Individuals that have not submitted a complete and accurate application providing all requested information. The proposed budget must be accurate, detailed and appropriate to the purpose of the project.

For ineligible activities, see: https://lrac4.org/s/FY21-Legacy-Individual-Grant-Guidelines-revised.pdf#page=6

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Review Schedule:
Fall Legacy Grant: Project Start Date must be after December 18, 2020*
- Grant Writing Webinar: available online to view after Tuesday, August 10, 2020
- Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, Thursday*, October 1, 2020
- Grant Review: LRAC Board Meeting, Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Spring Legacy Grant: Project Start Date must be after May 21, 2021*
- Grant Writing Webinar: available online to view after Tuesday, January 12, 2021
- Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, Thursday*, March 4, 2021
- Grant Review: LRAC Board Meeting, Tuesday, April 20, 2021

First time applicants are especially encouraged to contact the LRAC office prior to starting an application, after first reviewing the guidelines and application instructions.

All presenting applicants will do the following:
- Contact the LRAC office about being a presenter for the Legacy Grant Round Review. The office will discuss the in person versus online presentation options* at that time.
- Prepare a presentation for the LRAC Board as part of the proposal. The presentation will be limited to a five minutes speech and a five minutes question &
answer session with the LRAC Board. The LRAC office will provide a presentation schedule prior to the grant review date.
- No handouts or art work are permitted at the presentation

Recording - Grant Writing for Individuals, General, Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4856880794874531587?assets=true

Recording - Grants for Individuals, LRAC Region Specific, Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1748363511062488839?assets=true

Contact Information:

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

Lake Region Arts Council
133 South Mill Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: 218.739.5780
Email: LRAC4@LRACgrants.org

Contact: Betsy Ostenson, Grant Manager for more information.

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USA: Minnesota: Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin Counties

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