Minnesota State Arts Board launches its FY 2022 Creative Support for Individuals grant program


The Arts Board has posted grant program guidelines and application forms for the FY 2022 Creative Support for Individuals program. The program offers flexible support for Minnesota artists and culture bearers.

The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for artists and culture bearers to produce work, sustain their creative practices, and generate income. Creative Support grants can be used by artists and culture bearers to adapt to their changing environment; continue to make work or try new ways to make and share their work; stay connected to audiences, participants, students, or communities that participate in their arts programming; and ensure that Minnesota residents and communities will continue to have access and connection to the arts.

There will be two application deadlines—one on June 4, 2021, and another on August 6, 2021.

This is a statewide program. Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements is welcome to apply. Artists and culture bearers who received a grant from the Arts Board or a regional arts council in fiscal years 2015-2021 are eligible to apply. So too are artists and culture bearers who have not been previous grantees but are in one or more of the following groups:

— Individuals who live outside the seven-county metropolitan area (the metro area includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties);

— Individuals who identify as indigenous or a person of color;

— Individuals who have a disability.

Please visit the Creative Support for Individuals Web page to find the complete Program Overview and Application Instructions; other details about the program; and a free, recorded information webinar.


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