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Arts Learning Grant

Grants to Arrowhead Region, Minnesota Nonprofits,
Schools, Agencies, and Individuals for Arts Education

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Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC)

Deadline Date:

04/03/20 4:30 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Arrowhead Region, Minnesota nonprofit organizations, schools, tribal governments, units of government, and individuals to support local arts education programs. Projects may focus on any arts discipline and take place in a wide range of community venues. Funding is intended for high-quality, age-appropriate arts education to increase knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts in the local area.

Projects may take place in Aitkin, Cook, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or St. Louis Counties.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184658

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

The earliest possible starting date for projects submitted in the September deadline is Sunday, December 1, 2019.

The earliest possible starting date for projects submitted in the March deadline is Monday, June 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations and individuals are both eligible to apply.

Individual applicants must be at least eighteen years old, a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status, and be a resident of the eligible counties for at least six months, and remain a Minnesota resident for the duration of the project.

Individuals enrolled in arts-related degree programs are ineligible to apply.

Eligible organizations:
- State-registered and federally recognized non-profit, tax-exempt organizations
- Accredited schools
- Tribal governments
- Units of government

If the applicant group has not yet received nonprofit, tax-exempt status, it may apply by using another nonprofit organization, an accredited school, tribal government, or other units of government as a fiscal sponsor.

Ineligible projects:
- The project funds an activity that functions as graded school arts curriculum.
- The project primarily involves developing school curriculum plans or teaching materials
- The funds are requested to pay K-12 students or college students in an artsrelated degree program
- The project attempts to influence any state or federal legislation
- The activity involves out-of-state travel.
- The project requires excessive entry or exhibition fees, includes tuition, fees or work toward a degree
- The project promotes religious socialization
- The project was once supported by state general fund appropriations
- The project is for capital improvement or construction
- The funds are requested to purchase more than $600 worth of equipment or to purchase real property
- The funds are requested for general operating support
- The funds are requested for a project that serves as a benefit or fundraiser

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines for FY20:
For projects beginning December 1, 2019: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
For projects beginning June 1, 2020: Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Applications open six weeks prior to the deadline.

Board approval meetings will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 for the September deadline, and on Thursday, May 21, 2020 for the March deadline.

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

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Arrowhead Regional Arts Council
The Ordean Building
424 West Superior Street, Suite 104
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-0952 or 800-569-8134

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Lake, Cook, Aitkin, Itasca, Carlton, Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties

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