Small Grant: Working Artist Professional Development.
This Program is closed until Further notice
For emergency funding due to COVID-19 please see the Springboard for the Arts resources page.
To apply for our emergency project grant for COVID-19 related cancellations and postponements click HERE.
This program offers up to $750 for artists for a professional development opportunity. The criteria would be that it is a rare opportunity that has a significant impact on the artist’s career and the ability of the artist to complete the opportunity.
We have $7,500 in this program. (First-come, first-serve; as long as funding is available—please check our website to see if money is still available in this program; grants will be reviewed by the staff and then approved at our next board meeting.)
|Applications Open||Application Deadline||Board Approval Meeting||Earliest Possible Starting Date|
|Applications will be open and available to submit online on this date.||Applications must be submitted online by 4:30 p.m. on this date.||Panel recommendations will be approved by the Board on this date.||Grant projects may not start prior to this date.|
|August 1, 2019||September 6, 2019||September 19, 2019||October 1, 2019|
|September 1, 2019||October 4, 2019||October 17, 2019||November 1, 2019|
|October 1, 2019||November 8, 2019||November 21, 2019||December 1, 2019|
|November 1, 2019||December 6, 2019||December 19, 2019||January 1, 2020|
|December 1, 2019||January 3, 2020||January 16, 2020||February 1, 2020|
|January 1, 2020||February 7, 2020||February 20, 2020||March 1, 2020|
|February 1, 2020||March 6, 2020||March 19, 2020||April 1, 2020|
|March 1, 2020||April 3, 2020||April 16, 2020||May 1, 2020|
|April 1, 2020||May 8, 2020||May 21, 2020||June 1, 2020|
|May 1, 2020||June 5, 2020||June 18, 2020||July 1, 2020|
To be eligible to apply for this program, you must be at least eighteen years old, a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status, and be a resident of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or St. Louis County for at least six months, and remain a Minnesota resident for the duration of the project. Individuals enrolled in arts-related degree programs are INELIGIBLE to apply.
For complete eligibility requirements, please read the guidelines.
How to Apply:
Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application, and feel free to contact the Grants Manager with questions.
Applications must be completed and submitted using the ARAC Grant Portal. Submissions in any other format, including email, will not be accepted. Instructions for navigating the online system can be found in both the guidelines and by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
- The online application process will walk you through submitting your application.
- To be eligible, your application must include all materials listed as required in the online application.
- Applications must be received into the online system by 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date. Applications received after this time are ineligible and will not be reviewed. There are no exceptions to this policy.