MN State Arts Board Arts Access Grant

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Application Deadline: April 21, 2017

Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2018 Arts Access grant application deadline April 21, 2017

The FY 2018 Arts Access grant program is now open for application. The FY 2018 Arts Access Program Overview and Application Instructions are available on the Arts Board Web site.

The deadline to submit applications for the FY 2018 Arts Access grant program is Friday, April 21, 2017. Please note that applications must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

Proposed projects must take place between November 1, 2017, and October 31, 2018.
This program is designed to encourage strategic, long-term engagement between arts organizations and traditionally underserved communities.

Grant funds may be used by an arts organization to collaborate with a community to create and/or increase access to meaningful art experiences. The applicant must be able to demonstrate that the identified community has an interest in engaging with the applicant organization. The applicant and members of the community must work collaboratively to identify the barriers to participation and develop and implement strategies to reduce or remove those barriers. Barriers to participation refers to anything that currently prevents engagement between the community and the applicant organization.

The intended outcome of the Arts Access project is to work toward long-term change in the behavior or activities of both the applicant arts organization and the identified community.

Applications must be submitted by April 21, 2017.

More details are available on the Arts Board Web site:


Those considering a first time application are encouraged to review the program’s eligibility requirements and to speak with program officer Natalie Kennedy-Schuck prior to beginning an application. She can be reached at (651) 215-1617, toll-free at (800) 866-2787, or
via e-mail at

The Arts Board uses WebGrants, an online grants management system, for all applications. Everyone wanting to apply for a grant must be a registered user. To register, new users may visit the Arts Board Web site. Scroll down the home page to WebGrants instructions and registration information.

The Arts Board is offering a free online information session about the FY 2018 Arts Access grant opportunity on Tuesday, March 21, at 3:00 p.mLearn more.   |   (651) 215-1600   |

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