Arts Impact for Groups

Arts Impact for Groups

The Arts Impact for Groups grant provides up to $10,000 in funding to help groups create and sustain Minnesotans’ access to the arts. Groups must be Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC); and/or disabled people/people with disabilities; and/or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Agender, Two-Spirit (LGBTQIA2+) led. Groups’ primary addresses must also be located in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington county. This program supports the production of artistic projects, and/or projects that strengthen the organizational capacity and operations of groups providing access to the arts.

The deadline for Arts Impact for Groups applications is November 21, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

Application Resources

Guidelines & Appendices

Documents are provided in several formats. PDFs may open in a new window.


Panel Rating Guide

This document describes how the information you provide will be used to review your application.

Sample Applications

These proposals have been successfully funded in Arts Impact for Groups (all files are downloadable PDFs):

Application Assistance

Grant Information Webinar

The recorded webinar includes ASL interpretation, adjustable captions, automated translated captions into other languages, and adjustable playback speeds. You can also find the webinar on the MRAC YouTube account.

Program Directors

MRAC Program Directors are available to help with your application. To schedule a video or phone meeting with a program director, fill out the application assistance meeting request form.

Additional Online Resources

Visit the Welcome to MRAC page ( to learn about the MRAC grant application process, an overview of all our grant programs, and more resources related to seeking and receiving MRAC funding.

Language Translation

These guidelines and other materials are translated in Spanish and available on this page. MRAC’s website can also be translated into Spanish by clicking the language button in the top left corner (ES = español).

The online grant portal has the Google Translate feature to enable application translations in over 100 languages.

Groups/organizations 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 prevents them from doing so.

MRAC works to ensure that grant guidelines, workshop presentations, and any other written materials are created with accessibility principles in mind. Additionally, we are happy to provide materials in Braille, Large Print, or other formats with advanced notice that varies according to format, from one week to on-demand, but even if the notice timeline has elapsed, we may still be able to accommodate the request.

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.


Questions about the grantmaking process in general and technical assistance with the grant interface (such as trouble logging in), please contact us at or 651-645-0402.

Questions and assistance related to eligibility and/or preparing an application:

Mirella Espino ( or 651-523-6386).

To schedule a time to meet with a staff member who can assist you, please fill out the application assistance meeting request form

Please do your best to read these guidelines thoroughly before reaching out with questions.

We strongly encourage new applicants, and applicants who have awarded grants or plan to apply for multiple MRAC grants this fiscal year to request a meeting to discuss your specific situation further.


Monday, November 21, 2022 - 11:59 pm

Program director

Mirella Espino

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