City of Saint Paul
08/23/19 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants starting at $5,000 to Saint Paul, Minnesota nonprofit organizations and businesses to strengthen the local arts and cultural community. Funding is intended for specific projects and organizational development to promote economic growth and cultural vitality. Particular emphasis is placed on activities occurring in the downtown Cultural District.
There are four major goals of the Cultural STAR Program:
- Build and diversify audiences;
- Promote a broad range of cultural offerings;
- Produce a long-term impact; and
- Leverage additional financial support.
The Cultural STAR Program will make grants and loans for projects and programs that: attract audiences; develop and improve cultural facilities; and build capacity of artists and cultural organizations.
Special Project grants are made to groups wishing to offer quality arts activities, in any discipline, within the geographic boundaries of the City of Saint Paul. Grant requests may include costs for artists and other personnel, postage, supplies, printing, travel and other expenses necessary to carry out the project.
The Organizational Development program provides grants for projects designed to strengthen the management, administration, or operations of the recipient organization. Such activities must 1) advance the mission of the group, and 2) have the potential for significant or long-term impact. The intent of the program is to challenge the organization, infuse new thinking, develop new systems, or strengthen existing systems to further the group’s growth and development.
What this program funds/how the grant funds can be used:
Any project cost that specifically pertains to the execution of the project, including but not limited to expenses such as:
- Personnel, including Artists, Employees and Contractors
- Printing and postage
- Space and equipment rental
- Transportation and travel
- Other expenses necessary to carry out the project
GrantWatch ID#: 182839
The minimum grant request is $5,000. The Cultural STAR Board is unlikely to recommended funding any proposal for more than $50,000.
- Earliest Project Start Date: January 1, 2020
- Latest Project End Date: December 31, 2020
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online through ZoomGrants:
Contact staff with questions and for support:
Project Management Technician
City of Saint Paul
15 Kellogg Blvd. West
Saint Paul, MN 55102
USA: Minnesota: City of Saint Paul, particularly the Cultural District