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Cultural STAR Applications Now Open

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:46 AM | Anonymous

Cultural STAR Applications
Now Open

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cultural STAR is providing general operations grants to Saint Paul-based arts or cultural organizations. This is intended to be a one-time emergency relief program and does not reflect a permanent change to Cultural STAR.

Please note: 2020 Round One has been canceled, and filed applications will not be considered for capital or special project funding. 2020 Round One applicants will need to fill out a 2020 General Operating application to be considered.

Two virtual information sessions will be held:

If you would like any assistance or modifications to aid your participation in this activity, please contact Nora Riemenschneider at or 651-266-6638.

2020 Cultural STAR General Operating applications are due Friday, October 2 at 4 p.m.

New eligibility and guidelines apply. Learn more at

Cultural STAR Board Openings

The Cultural STAR Board reviews all applications and makes funding recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. Board members are also asked to help promote the program to arts and cultural organizations, neighborhood and business groups, and others that may be interested.

The Cultural STAR board has three openings to fill from the following categories (one person may represent more than one category)

  • Large cultural organization representative (annual budget of over $1 million)
  • Small cultural organization representative (annual budget of $250,000 or less)
  • Saint Paul neighborhood organization representative
  • Saint Paul resident
  • At large representative

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning September 30 until all seats are filled.

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