Arts Impact Individuals

[English] The Arts Impact for Individuals grant provides support for artistic projects in Minnesota led by individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color (BIPOC); and/or a Person with Disabilities (PWD); 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. This grant is designed to support individuals leading efforts to create access to the arts for communities and/or engage with communities through artistic endeavors. Each project proposal must include a community component, such as an informal talk, workshop, public performance or exhibition, any of which may be presented virtually. The deadline for Arts Impact for Individuals applications is October 4, 2021.  Please read the guidelines before you apply.

Text Guidelines for screen readers and translation applications are available at this link: Arts Impact for Individuals Text Version Grant Guidelines

[Español] La subvención Impacto de las Artes para Personas (Arts Impact for Individuals) da apoyo para proyectos artísticos en Minnesota liderados por personas que se identifican como negras, indígenas o de color (BIPOC), personas con discapacidades (PWD), o personas lesbianas, gais, bisexuales, transgénero, queer, intersexuales, asexuales/sin género, dos espíritus (LGBTQIA2+) con subvenciones de hasta $5,000. Las personas deben tener direcciones principales en los condados de Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott o Washington. Esta subvención está diseñada para apoyar a personas que lideran iniciativas para crear acceso a las artes para las comunidades o para interactuar con las comunidades mediante iniciativas creativas. Cada propuesta de proyecto debe incluir un componente de la comunidad, como una charla informal, un taller, una actuación pública o una exposición, que pueden presentarse virtualmente. La fecha límite es el 4 de octubre de 2021.

Recursos:

Grant Information Webinar

The Arts Impact for Individuals grant information webinars are designed to help individuals prepare their Arts Impact for Individuals grant application. Webinars cover funding, eligibility, program scope, and the details of applying for an Arts Impact for Individuals grant at MRAC. Participants will become familiar with the program and online application and will leave with clear expectations of the next steps to apply for MRAC funding.

The recorded webinar is interpreted into ASL interpretation. Select the CC button in the video player to enable closed captions. A transcript is available for download AI-I Grant Application Webinar_Audio Transcript

PDF file of slides from the Arts Impact for Individuals Grant Information Webinar

Tax implications of receiving an individual artist grant explained by Adia Morris Swanger, Program Manager of Professional Development for Springboard for the Arts:

Deadlines

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 11:59 pm

Program directors

Masami Kawazato
651-523-6386| masami@mrac.org

Jovan Rebollar
651-523-6381| jovan@mrac.org

Program requirements & eligibility

Please read the complete guidelines before beginning your application and contact your program director with questions.

Individuals must be all of the following:

  • Have a primary address in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington county for at least the 6 months prior to the application deadline and continue to reside in this region for the entirety of the project period;
  • Be at least 18 years of age on the grant deadline date (October 4, 2021);
  • Identify as Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC); and/or a Person with Disabilities (PWD); and/or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Agender, Two-Spirit (LGBTQIA2+).

NOTE: This program is only eligible for individuals; S-Corporations (S Subchapters) may not apply.

Project Eligibility:
The Project Must Provide Access to the Arts
Activities must specifically address enhancing Minnesotans’ access to the arts. Your grant proposal must include a community component, such as an informal talk, workshop, public performance, or exhibition, any of which may be presented virtually.

Individuals must describe how their project/program will create access to the arts and ensure connection to audiences in Minnesota.

Help with your application

MRAC Program Directors are available for questions on eligibility and program intent, project idea development, and will, when possible, review your application materials for eligibility in advance of the deadline. We encourage you to reach out to the program director before you submit an application, especially if you are a first-time applicant to MRAC.

New to MRAC?

Newly launched is the Welcome to MRAC Grants page, which is intended to introduce new and returning applicants to MRAC grant programs and the grant-making process. You will find information about translation and accessibility options, fiscal sponsorship, and tips to apply to all of MRAC grant programs.

Technical Support

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

Questions and assistance about Eligibility & the Application

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

Contact Masami Kawazato (masami@mrac.org or 651-523-6386). Or, fill out the application assistance meeting request form (at the link or on this page) to schedule a time to meet with a staff member who can assist you. 

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