Please note: The deadline has been extended by one week. The new deadline is Monday, April 6th by 11:59 PM.
The Access Improvement grant program provides support up to $10,000 for groups to complete projects improving access to the arts for people with disabilities. The program supports accessibility-specific capital projects and programmatic/management projects with significant potential to encourage the increased and long-term participation of people with disabilities in the arts.
Eligible groups are nonprofit organizations, public entities, and informal groups with annual arts programming expenses less than $1 million. Groups must be located within, and eligible project activities must take place solely within, the seven-county metro area: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties. Grant requests must outline specific projects that may include related costs for personnel, supplies, equipment, and other expenses needed to carry out the project.
Please read the guidelines before you apply. The application will be activated six weeks before the deadline.
In addition to the Grant Workshops listed below, join us for the Access Improvement Open Work Session to get help logging into your online account, developing a strong project idea, refining project details, and preparing to write your narrative and budget.
Text Guidelines for screen readers and translation applications are here. MRAC staff is available to assist with adapting our typical process to ensure that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to submit an application.
Recorded Grant Workshop
A one-hour video of the Access Improvement grant workshop is available via YouTube with captions. This is a helpful way to learn more about this grant program and how to put together a competitive grant proposal for the Access Improvement grant program.