Minnesota State Arts Board Creative Support for Individuals Grants

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The Arts Board is now taking applications for the fiscal year 2023 Creative Support for Individuals grant program. The next deadline for this program is before 4:30 p.m. on July 15th (for activities that take place March 2023 – February 2024).

The grant range this year is $2,000 – $10,000. While similar to last year’s Creative Support for Individuals program, the criteria and narrative questions have changed. We recommend reading the entire Program Overview and Application Instructions before beginning your application. Narrative prompts are found at the top of page 9:


There is also an informational presentation available on video that all applicants are encouraged to watch: https://vimeo.com/686876781/cad46595e0

In June the MN State Arts Board is offering Program Officer Open Hours – a drop in opportunity via WebEx to ask the program officers any questions you have about the grant program. Below, are the links to participate:

Drop-in Thursday, June 16th from 1-2:30 p.m.


or, Tuesday, June 28th from 4:00-5:30 p.m.



Are current grantees eligible?

There have been some questions regarding whether FY2022 grantees with current projects underway would be eligible to apply. The answer is yes, FY2022 grantees are eligible to apply. Additional eligibility information can be found at this link:  http://www.arts.state.mn.us/pubs/pubs/fy2023-csi-eligibility-criteria-Help.pdf

All previous grantees, please make sure you have complied with all reporting requirements to be eligible for future grants.

To sustain efforts toward building equity in the funding process, applicants who live in greater Minnesota (any county outside the seven-county Metro area) are one of several priority groups in this program. See page 4 of the Program Overview for more information about Creative Support funding priorities

If you have any questions after looking through the grant materials, please feel free to contact the program officer team by email or phone.  

CreativeSupport-Individuals.msab@arts.state.mn.us (651) 539 – 2670

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