Grants at a Glance

MRAC receives funds via the Minnesota State Arts Board and the McKnight Foundation and regrants these dollars to arts projects and organizations in the 7-county Twin Cities Metro Area. There are grant programs available to nonprofit arts organizations and informal arts groups:

Arts Activities Support
Arts Learning
Community Arts
Management Consulting Fund
Management Training Fund
Organizational Development

MRAC has one grant program that is available to individual artists:

Next Step Fund

Annually there are two Arts Achievement Awards granted to MRAC eligible groups demonstrating artistic excellence in programming to the community. All of the MRAC grants are reviewed and ranked by a panel of individuals who are connected to the arts community and final awards are approved by the MRAC board of directors. Please check each grant program's page for more information about the eligibility and deadlines.

FY 2018 Grant Deadlines