MN State Arts Board, Arts Tour Minnesota Grants

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Deadline: Friday, July 21, 2017.


Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2018 Arts Tour Minnesota grant application deadline July 21, 2017   

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

Arts Tour Minnesota is a program designed to provide Minnesotans greater access to high quality arts activities regardless of geographic location. Grants may be used to support Minnesota presenters hosting professional tours by Minnesota and nonMinnesota artists, or to support Minnesota artists and arts organizations touring existing artworks to Minnesota communities that are outside of their home region. The program is open to tours featuring visual, literary, and performing arts.

The deadline to submit applications for the FY 2018 Minnesota grant program is Friday, July 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 June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019.

The Arts Board uses WebGrants, an online grants management system, for all applications. Registration is required of all applicants before beginning an application to any Arts Board program. It is only necessary to register once. To register, visit the Arts Board Web site. Scroll down the home page to WebGrants instructions and registration information.

First time applicants to this program are strongly encouraged to call program officer Rina Rossi prior to beginning an application, after first reviewing the Program Overview and Application Instructions. She can be reached at
(651) 215-1612, toll-free at (800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at


Arts Tour Minnesota Webinar     

The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free one-hour Webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the Arts Tour Minnesota grant program. This session will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants.

Program officer Rina Rossi will walk through the program overview and instructions, and provide background information about what the review panel will look for in an application. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to submit questions online.

The session is offered as a conference call with an option to view a PowerPoint presentation online. The presenter will be located in an office that cannot accommodate visitors, so please note that it isn’t possible to attend the session in person.

To make the session more useful to you, we suggest that you read the overview and application instructions in advance and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on the Arts Tour Minnesota program page.

Session date 
Tuesday, May 30, 3:00 p.m.

To register
The webinar is free of charge, but advance registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.

To join the session

  • On the day of the session, you must listen to the audio portion by phone, with the option of viewing a PowerPoint presentation online.
  • The following browsers are recommended: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
  • We plan to start the presentation on time, so please join the session five minutes early.

Dial into the telephone portion by calling the conference host at 1-800-920-7487.

  • Enter the conference code: 5593 491 #
  • When prompted, say your name.

Log into the Web portion by going to

  • Select Join a Meeting
  • Select Web/Audio Conference (ability to view PowerPoint presentation). Enter your name, email, company, dial-in number (800-920-7487), and passcode (5593 491)
  • Select the red Join button at the bottom of the page

Important note: Save these instructions for reference. No further confirmation will be sent to you.   |   (651) 215-1600   |


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