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Organization Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Grants to Minnesota Arts Nonprofits and Agencies
for Arts Activities that Benefit Local Residents

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 nonprofit arts organizations and agencies in eligible counties for arts activities that benefit local residents. Funding is intended to support projects in the areas of arts education, arts access, and arts and cultural heritage. Eligible applicants are located in Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin counties.

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

  • 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 the 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 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 this state.

For additional information about these key areas, as well as allowable activities, see https://lrac4.org/s/FY21-Legacy-Organization-Grant-Guidelines-Revised-Spring.pdf#page=3.

Types of proposals that are eligible include, but are not limited to:

  • Projects for the production of Public Art
  • School artist residencies
  • Artistic performances
  • Art and cultural festivals
  • Arts educational experiences
  • Art workshops

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175134

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grants request is $500, with no maximum amount.

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:
Eligible organizations:
- Arts Organizations, 501 (c) 3 with the arts as a primary focus. The applicant group must have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service, Minnesota domestic Articles of Incorporation and be in good standing with the MN Secretary of State.
- Or have a fiscal agent that is a federally designated 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and is registered in Minnesota in the LRAC region. Use of a fiscal agent is allowed on the organization's first application. An applicant may apply one time with a fiscal agent. The process of obtaining 501(c)(3) status must have been initiated or obtained for any subsequent applications. The proof of this step should be a copy of IRS Tax Exemption Filling from 1023 or 1023EZ.
- Non Profits, who do not have arts as a primary focus, such as senior centers, colleges, universities and school districts/community education departments.
- Cultural Heritage groups with non profit status in Minnesota.
- Local governments
- Organizations that do not intend to relocate outside the 9 county LRAC region during the year of the grant project or until approval of the final report. Note: if the organization leaves the LRAC region before the completion of the grant project, the grant funds must be returned.

Not eligible organizations:
- For-profit businesses.
- Applicants that do not have arts/culture related activities as the focus of their proposals.
- Religious organizations.
- Organizations intending to influence public policy.
- Applicant organizations that are established and/or located outside of the LRAC nine county region of Minnesota; Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin counties.
- Applicant organization that are registered with foreign articles of incorporation in Minnesota.
- Applicant organizations that have an outstanding final report on the deadline date due to the LRAC.
- Organizations that have not submitted a complete and accurate application providing all the 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-Organization-Grant-Guidelines-Revised-Spring.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 applicants will be permitted to make a presentation to the LRAC Board for the Grant Review. For applications less than $10,000, this is an optional choice to be indicated when submitting the application. All Applications for $10,00 or more are required to make a presentation to the LRAC Board:
- 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

Webinar recordings:
- Grant Writing for Organizations, General, Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/9028322357518270214?assets=true
- Grants for Organizations, LRAC Region Specific, Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4174520580124443144?assets=true

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.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=lakeregion

Betsy Ostenson, Grant Manager
218‐739‐5780
800‐262‐2787
LRAC4@LRACgrants.org

Lake Region Arts Council
133 South Mill Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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USA: Minnesota: LRAC nine-county region: Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin counties

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