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Art in Our School Grant

Grants to East Central Minnesota K-12 Schools
for Arts Field Trips, Projects, and Residencies

GrantWatch ID#: 176402
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

East Central Regional Arts Council, Minnesota State Legislature, The McKnight Foundation

11/01/16 11:55 PM


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Grants of up to $3,000 to East Central Minnesota K-12 public, private, and charter schools to enrich the arts curriculum in Chisago, Mille, Kanabec, Isanti, Pine, and Lacs counties. The deadline to request technical assistance is October 15. Possible use of funds include arts field trips, special arts projects and events, and artists residencies.

Funding may be used to support all K-12 students, or student groups such as drama club, art classes, community education, entire grades, or gifted and talented students. Programs must have a component that is open and accessible to the public.

Up to $3,000

The earliest project start date is January 1, 2017. Funds must be used within one year from the deadline date.

This grant program is open to all public or private non-parochial elementary, middle, secondary, or charter schools.

No school district may receive more than two Art in Our Schools grants per fiscal year.

All projects must be those not funded by the school in the last school year.

These funds are intended to supplement existing curriculum, not supplant it.

Applications found to be repeat projects are deemed ineligible by the Council.

All projects must have an open and accessible to the public component.

-Technical Assistance Deadline: October 15, 2016
-Grant Deadline: November 1, 2016
-Final Approval by: December 31, 2016
-Earliest Start Date: January 1, 2017

Project income (match) is not required for this funding; however, it is strongly encouraged. Any cash and in kind contributions must be available and explained in detail. In-kind income should be significant items such as donated materials, labor, or space that can be given a dollar value. Cash match may include earned income, other contributions, and/or cash on hand.

Grant applications will be accepted for review by the following dates: November 1, February 1, and April 1. Applicants must apply at least 60 days in advance of the project start date. The review and notification process takes approximately 6 weeks, award payment will be 2-3 weeks later if the required forms are returned to ECRAC promptly.

Contact ECRAC staff before applying to determine funding availability for each deadline. If a deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be 11:55 PM on the next working day. Technical assistance is guaranteed if you contact ECRAC staff before the technical assistance deadline. After that date, assistance can only be offered per staff availability.

Online Application Tutorial:

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

Apply Online:

Mary Minnick-Daniels, Executive Director

East Central Regional Arts Council
112 Main Avenue South
PO Box 294
Braham, Minnesota 55006


Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties

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