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MN State Arts Board Grant Programs Application Notice FY 2021

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:17 PM | Anonymous

FY 2021 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021)

The coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on our state and on our arts community. Creative individuals and organizations can no longer make and share their work in the ways they could in the past. Minnesotans can no longer participate in many of the arts experiences they value.

Because the environment for our work has changed, the Arts Board will redirect its grant making in FY 2021 – offering one existing program and three new pilot programs – that will help provide support for the arts community during this extremely challenging time. The programs include:


The changes in Arts Board grant programs for this year do not represent a permanent shift in Arts Board funding. Instead, these new pilot programs are a response to COVID-19. The Arts Board is redirecting its grant making activities to offer more flexible, general support for creative individuals and organizations across the state as they work to adapt their activities and sustain their practices during the pandemic and beyond.
The State of Minnesota is the Arts Board's primary source of revenue. The State is facing a projected deficit, so we anticipate that our funding for the year will decrease. At this point, we have not received final confirmation of our State appropriations levels for FY 2021. When we have confirmation, we will be able to determine how much money will be available in the Operating Support program and the two Creative Support programs.

For more details about the programs and to apply, visit the Arts Board website.

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