Arts Impact for Individuals
The Arts Impact for Individuals grant provides support for artistic projects in Minnesota led by individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC); and/or a disabled person/person with disabilities; and/or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Agender, Two-Spirit (LGBTQIA2+), with grants up to $5,000.
Individuals must have primary addresses in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington county, and be a United States citizen or an individual who has attained permanent resident status in the United States.
This grant is designed to support individuals leading efforts to create access to the arts for Minnesotans. Projects must center enhancing Minnesotans’ access to the arts through projects that: connect Minnesotans with arts and arts experiences; and/or integrating arts into community efforts and projects; and/or connecting Minnesotans with arts learning opportunities, any of which may be presented virtually and must fully occur within the Eligible Funding Period.
Individuals do not need prior artistic experience to apply. This opportunity is open to artists/creatives and people who do not identify as artists/creatives.
The deadline for Arts Impact for Individuals applications is December 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM.
Before You Apply
Step One: Arts Impact for Individuals Webinar
MRAC offers a recorded Grant Information Webinar to learn about the grant program. The recorded webinar includes ASL interpretation. Automated translated captions into other languages are also available, and you may playback the webinar at a faster or slower speed.
Step Two: Arts Impact for Individuals Guidelines & Appendices
The Arts Impact for Individuals guidelines and appendices will help you to put together an application. The documents are provided in several formats, and they are available in English and Spanish.
Find all of these documents, along with sample applications and application templates, on the Arts Impact for Individuals webpage.
If you would like to request a meeting with a Program Director to discuss eligibility and program intent and project idea development, or to receive other help with your application, fill out the Arts Impact for Individuals application assistance meeting request form at the bottom of this page https://mrac.org/grants/arts-impact-individuals/
These guidelines and other materials are translated in Spanish and available on the Arts Impact for Individuals program page, and can be translated into other languages. MRAC’s website can also be translated into Spanish by clicking the language button or “ES” in the top left corner.
The online grant portal (https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=mrac) has the Google Translate feature to enable application translations in over 100 languages.
Individuals are encouraged to apply in their preferred language. With advance notice, MRAC can contract an interpreter and/or translator to assist during the application process.
MRAC requests that all applicants apply online unless a disability presents a barrier to doing so.
On each grant webpage there is a link to the guidelines in a text format that is friendly to screen readers and text resizing. The company that makes the online application software MRAC uses, Foundant Technologies, suggests using NVDA, a screen reader software compatible with Windows available for free download.
Applicants with disabilities wishing to use other means to apply can work with MRAC staff to adapt our typical processes to ensure you have equal opportunity to submit an application. Solutions we have previously implemented include filling out an adapted form in Microsoft Word, and providing verbal responses that MRAC will share via audio recording or transcription.
Contact us as early as possible to begin a conversation about how to make sure you have an equal opportunity to apply.
If you have general application questions or need technical assistance (for example help with resetting a password or logging into the grant interface), send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions and assistance related to eligibility and/or preparing an application, please contact Masami Kawazato (email@example.com or 651-523-6386). Or, fill out the application request meeting request form to schedule a time to meet with a staff member who can assist you.