Minnesota State Arts BoardGrant Opportunities:  Accessible Arts and Arts Education

by Jessica Stolen
Accessible Arts grant program Application materials are now available for the FY 2025 Accessible Arts grant program. Arts organizations and arts affiliates are welcome to apply. Accessible Arts is a pilot program, offering project grants that support long-term investments focused on increasing arts organizations’ accessibility for people with disabilities. New for FY 2025: An arts organization or arts affiliate that received an Accessible Arts grant in FY 2024 is not eligible to apply for an Accessible Arts grant in FY 2025. In this program, funds will be used for investments that will have a longer-term impact on the applicant and impact organizational change. Example investments include, but are not limited to: Professional development related to accessibility; Hiring accessibility consultants to conduct audits or develop accessibility plans; Improvements to digital accessibility; and/or Small physical or equipment investments (less than $5,000) that will make programming more accessible. Applicants may request between $10,000 – $20,000.The Arts Board will host a virtual Information Session for potential applicants to learn more about the program purpose, application process, and key accessibility resources for arts organizations. See below for more information. Details, including full program guidelines, eligibility, and resources for applicants can be found on the Accessible Arts program page.

Accessible Arts Program Page
Arts Education reminderApplications for the FY 2025 Arts Education grant program are due Friday, March 22. All application materials must be submitted to, and accepted by, the online WebGrants system before 4:30 p.m. on deadline day.If you plan to apply in this program and have not yet registered for or logged in to your WebGrants account, plan to do so as soon as possible. New registrants will receive a user ID and password within 1-2 business days of registering.For any questions or assistance with the contents of an application or WebGrants, please contact Arts Board staff listed on the Arts Education program page.Arts Education pageQuestions?Contact information for Arts Board staff can be found on the program page.Potential applicants are encouraged to review all application materials and resources on the program page before beginning an application.

The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency that stimulates and encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state.  It works to ensure that all Minnesotans can participate in and benefit from the arts.

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