Emerging Artist Project Grant

Grants to Minnesota Artists for the Creation of
Public Artwork to Benefit Local Communities

GrantWatch ID#: 174791
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Forecast Public Art

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Grants of $8,000 to Minnesota artists to help support the development of local public artwork that is accessible to local communities. Public artwork may include dance, performances, murals, sculptures, sound and light projects, interventions, iron pours, or spoken word. Projects may be permanent or temporary. Qualified artists should be considered emerging artists, which will be defined as an artist who demonstrates significant potential, yet remains under-recognized by their peers and arts professionals.

Selection Criteria & Descriptions:

1) Quality & Clarity of Proposal – The strength of the proposed idea, clear consideration of the scope of work proposed and the applicant’s ability to see it through to completion.

2) Value of Project to Artist’s Development – Applicants for this opportunity must be mid-career artists, yet also show potential for development, innovation, deepened practice, or new growth. This opportunity is specifically oriented toward expanding the artist’s career development in the field of public art.

3) Benefit to the Community – This can take many forms from enjoyment to beautification, civic engagement, filling a need or meaningful collaboration. Community can be defined in a variety of ways and applicants should speak to how their work will benefit their defined community.

4) Quality of Work Samples – This criteria relates both the quality of the work shared as well as the degree to which the work samples support the artist’s ability to complete the proposed work.


The funding period will be January 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017.

Emerging, Minnesota-based artists may apply.

Projects may be additionally supported by public or nonprofit agencies, or through in-kind sources, however, private commissions are not eligible.

The project site must be secured by the application deadline (written documentation of site approval is required).

Definition of an emerging artist:

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

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