The Flexible Support grant provides up to $15,000 in funding to help groups whose primary addresses are located in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington county to create access to the arts and stay connected to audiences/communities in Minnesota.
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.
Your grant proposal could include
- Arts Programming activity such as a single event such as a theater production or a series such as a semester of painting classes.
- Organizational Capacity activities might include a coordinated management effort that bolsters the organization’s ability to do its work (like rebranding, building a website, or overhauling financial tracking systems), and/or could include the purchase of equipment, or making facilities improvements.
- Operations activities could be those that support the ongoing operations of a group (such as paying staff salaries or rent on a space).
All of these types of activities, independently, or in some combination, could be the organization’s “project” or “program.”
Please read the guidelines before you apply. The application for Flexible Support Round 1 is open on July 6, 2021.
Text Guidelines for screen readers and translation applications are available at this link: Flexible Support Text Version Grant Guidelines
Grant Information Webinar
The Flexible Support grant information webinars are designed to help groups prepare their Flexible Support grant application. Webinars cover funding, eligibility, program scope, and the details of applying for a Flexible Support 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 lightly edited transcript is available for download (Lightly edited FY22 Flexible Support grant information webinar transcript, txt download).