Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Offering Rural Arts and Culture Summit Scholarships

Rural Arts and Culture Summit Scholarships Available


Scholarships are available for individuals from the ARAC region to attend the 2019 Rural Arts and Culture Summit in Grand Rapids, MN on October 3-5, 2019. Funding is made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Organized by Springboard for the Arts and co-sponsored by ARAC, the Summit is a practitioner-driven gathering that celebrates and expands the field of rural arts-based community development by providing a space for learning, relationship building and celebration about the role of art and creativity in building strong, healthy and resilient rural communities.

For more information about the Rural Arts and Culture Summit, visit

ARAC accepts Scholarship applications through July 15, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

What you need to know:

  • Scholarship applicants must wait to register for the Summit until their scholarships have been approved and they have received a registration code. Applicants will receive notification by August 16, 2019.
  • Scholarships include registration (worth $300) and we will reimburse your expenses for mileage and lodging (for those who live more than 50 miles away from Grand Rapids; lodging up to two nights at a maximum of $75/night, mileage at $.40/mile). The maximum reimbursement is $300.
  • Each person attending must apply separately; no group applications will be accepted.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable. If a recipient is not able to attend, they cannot send someone else in their place. Any costs already incurred cannot be reimbursed.
  • Receipts for registration and lodging must be turned in with a final report/reimbursement request. Final reports are due October 21, 2019. Reimbursements will be made once final reports have been received and approved.

Limited funds are available. Scholarship requests will be scored on the likely impact of the goals applicants have described, including what they hope to take back to apply to their own art and/or community and how they plan to measure their success. Equity and geographic distribution of the scholarships will also be taken into consideration.

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Scholarship Application Deadline: July 15, 2019