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Arts Learning Grant

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

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC)

Deadline Date:

03/26/21 4:30 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Minnesota individuals, nonprofit organizations, schools, units of government, and tribal governments in eligible locations to support arts education programming. Eligible programs have community value and include age-appropriate content and instruction. Eligible applicants are located in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or St. Louis County.

The Arts Learning program provides funding to support arts learning activities in any arts discipline. This grant program is intended to support high-quality, age-appropriate arts education to increase knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts. These projects may occur in a wide variety of community venues.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184658

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$35,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Earliest Possible Starting Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021. For all deadlines, your project must be completed and grant funds spent by June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations and Individuals are both eligible for this program.

Individuals: To be eligible to apply for this program, you must be at least eighteen years old, a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status and be a resident of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or St. Louis County 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.

Organizations: To be eligible, your organization must be a state-registered and federally recognized nonprofit, tax-exempt organization; accredited school; tribal government; or unit of government, located in one of the following Arrowhead counties: Aitkin, Cook, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or St. Louis. If your group has not yet received nonprofit, tax-exempt status, you may apply by using another nonprofit organization as a fiscal sponsor.

Organizations currently receiving Operating Support from the Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB) are not eligible to apply to this or any other ARAC program, though they may serve as an eligible group’s fiscal sponsor or partner. Past ARAC grant recipients with an overdue, unaccepted, or falsified final report are ineligible to apply.

For ineligible things, see http://aracouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Arts-Learning-FY21.pdf#page=2.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
- Applications Open: Friday, February 12, 2021
- Application Deadline: Friday, March 26, 2021. Applications must be submitted online by 4:30 p.m. on this date.
- Grant Panel Review: Tuesday, Friday, May 7, 2021, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Board Approval Meeting: Thursday, May 20, 2021
- Earliest Possible Starting Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

In the Arts Learning grant program, you can submit one application per deadline.

If you have any questions, or if you are a first-time applicant, you are encouraged to contact ARAC staff.

ARAC staff can review your grant application if you request that review two weeks or more before the grant deadline. Staff assistance in no way implies your grant request will be funded.

How to Apply: http://aracouncil.org/grant-application-bridge/

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=aracouncil&;

For questions, contact the Grants manager: grants@aracouncil.org

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

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Geographic Focus:

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

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