Metropolitan Regional Arts Council - Arts Project Support*
2324 University Avenue West, Suite 114
St. Paul, MN 55114
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NOTE: The April 6 deadline has been extended to April 13
The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council is accepting applications to the Arts Activities Support program.
This program provides grants of project support for nonprofit IRS 501(c)(3) arts organizations, non-arts nonprofits and community education units with art programming, and informal/unincorporated arts groups applying with a nonprofit as a fiscal sponsor.
Funding is intended for quality arts activities in any discipline to communities within the seven-county metropolitan area of Minnesota. Grant requests may include costs for artists and other personnel, facility and/or equipment rental, postage, supplies, printing and other expenses necessary to carry out the project.
The applicant group's annualized operating/arts programming expenses must be less than $400,000. This program requires a cash match from a source other than MRAC and/or other State funding sources.
Application workshops are held about a month prior to the deadline. Participants learn about the grant program, application process, and how to write an effective MRAC grant application.
Round 1 application deadline: July 15, 2019.closed Round 2 (County allocated funding) application deadline: December 16, 2019closed
Round 3 application deadline: April 6, 2020 - extended to April 13
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 7/28/2020
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