Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Minnesota State Arts Board's Artist Initiative Grants!

The next application deadline for the Minnesota State Arts Board's Artist Initiative grant program will be Friday, August 27, 2010. 

Artist Initiative grants support and assist artists at various stages in their careers. The program encourages artistic development, nurtures artistic creativity, and recognizes the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota.

Several things about the program are different this year:
  Artists, working in any discipline, are eligible to apply
  The grant range has been expanded; artists may request from $2,000 to $10,000
  Projects will need to include a community component
  Applicants will need to apply online, using the Arts Board's Web based forms

Many things about the program are the same as they have been in previous years:
  Artists, at any stages in their careers, may apply
  Grants must be used to fund a specific project that will enhance the applicant's artistic or career development
  Artists will have a one-year period to expend the grant funds.

Visit the Arts Board's Web site for more information about the program and how to apply:

A series of grant information sessions will be held in communities throughout the state, the schedule will be posted during the last week of July.

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