The Minnesota State Arts Board is now accepting applications in the Creative Support for Individuals program. The application deadline is August 6, 2021. This is the second of two deadlines for this program.
Creative Support grants are flexible. They can be used by artists and culture bearers to adapt to their changing environment; continue to make work or try new ways to make and share their work; stay connected to audiences, participants, students, or communities that participate in their arts programming; and ensure that Minnesota residents and communities will continue to have access and connection to the arts.
This is a statewide program. Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements is welcome to
apply. Artists and culture bearers who received a grant from the Arts Board or a regional art council in fiscal years 2015-2021 are eligible to apply. So too are artists and culture bearers
who have not been previous grantees, but are in one or more of the following groups:
— Individuals who live outside the seven-county metropolitan area (the metro area includes
Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties);
— Individuals who identify as indigenous or as a person of color;
— Individuals who have a disability.
FY 2021 Creative Support for Individuals grantees with ongoing projects are also eligible to apply. Individuals who submitted an application by the first deadline (June 4, 2021) may not submit a second application.
Please visit the Creative Support for Individuals Web page to find the complete Program
Overview and Application Instructions; other details about the program; and a free, recorded