Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council
The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council offers several grant programs in its current fiscal year (July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022.) All of the grants are reviewed by the PLRAC Board of Directors.
Minnesota State Arts Board Creative Support for Individuals Grants
Creative Support for Individuals grants are flexible. They are meant to help artists and culture bearers adapt to a changing and challenging environment in which to work. By using their creativity and connection to community, this grant program will help Minnesota artists and culture bearers maintain their visibility and financial sustainability. Grantees will be able to use funds to sustain their practice and stay relevant and connected to audiences, participants, students, or communities now and in the future.
Springboard for the Arts
List of resources for grants and funding opportunities for artists in Minnesota. This is not a grant database, but a directory of actively updated calendars and resources available for finding grant opportunities and information.
Mn Artists is a platform of the Walker Art Center that supports Minnesota’s local artist community by nurturing arts writing and relationship building. Through Mn Artists and other initiatives, the Walker champions the regional art community by forging connections between locally-rooted artistic practices and national and international conversations in contemporary art, while spotlighting the rigor and vitality of the local arts scene.
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council
The goal of the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is to provide resources and recognition to regional artists that will allow their work to develop and evolve. It is their intent to inspire creativity in its unique and true state without consideration of what is saleable. Individual Artist grant programs are designed to aid in the career development and arts activities of artists living and working in the eighteen counties of southwestern Minnesota served by the SW MN Arts Council and to aid the development of young artists.
Organized below by region, opportunities include Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), grants, other calls for entry, as well as employment, fellowship, workshop, conference, and volunteer opportunities. Forecast’s best practice is to post Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for artists/artworks, rather than Requests for Proposals (RFPs). If you would like to learn more about best practices for public art calls, please reach out to our consulting team at consulting@forecastpublicart.