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The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council offers several granting programs with State of Minnesota and
McKnight Foundation funding.   You have the following options to request an application:

• call Brenda Byron, Executive Director at 1-800-298-1254 and request materials

• e-mail a request to plrac@hickorytech.net

• download the programs guidelines and application to Acrobat Reader OR Microsoft Word for printing; each file is listed under the brief program description below.

FY 2015 GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION
(Timeline for Fiscal Year: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

GRANT DEADLINES GRANT REVIEW DATE

July 1, 2014

Small Arts Project Grant & Arts-In-Education Grant
Monthly deadlines or until funds are exhausted.


Monthly

Aug. 1, 2014 Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Sept. 25, 2014
Dec. 1, 2014 ACH Equipment & Facilities Grant Jan. 22, 2015
Oct. 1, 2014 Youth Scholarship Grant, grades 7–12 Oct. 23, 2014
Nov. 1, 2014 Youth Scholarship Grant, grades 3–6 Nov. 22, 2014
Sept. 15, 2014

PLRAC/McKnight Fellowship Grant

Nov. 22, 2014
Jan. 15, 2015 PLRAC/McKnight Emerging Artist Grant Feb. 26, 2015
Feb. 1, 2015 Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant March 26, 2015

Grants Available

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant:

In FY 2015 Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council will have one grant program called Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant, with three categories of funding, and we will award grants in several categories: Arts Programming and Arts Access (primarily for arts organizations and community groups), Arts Education (primarily for schools, community groups and youth) and Arts and Cultural Heritage Festivals. Grant maximums are $4,000 to $8,000.   Click to access the new Legacy logo.

  1. Open and print the ACH Guidelines, Application and Data Collection Form.
    Download Acrobat PDF version OR  Download Microsoft Word Version
    OR  Download Rich Text Format version (for Mac Users)

  2. ACH Grant Budget, corresponds to Cultural Data Profile Budget.
    Download Acrobat PDF version OR Download Microsoft Excel Version

  3. Complete the Application and Data Collection Form and email or mail them both to our office by the deadline.

  4. Since some people cannot attend grant writing sessions, we have recorded a video about our Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant and posted it on YouTube. View Video

Arts and Cultural Heritage Final Report and Request for 20% Payment Form:
The Arts and Cultural Heritage Final Report and Request for 20% Payment Form must be completed and returned within 60 days of completion of the project.

  1. Open and and save the Arts and Cultural Heritage Final Report on your computer. Complete the form on your computer, save, and submit the form by mail with your attachments to Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.
    Download Microsoft Word Version
    OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)

  2. ACH Final Report Budget, corresponds to Cultural Data Profile Budget.
    Download Acrobat PDF version OR Download Microsoft Excel Version

  3. Survey for ACH Grantees (Required)
    Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)

  4. Open and save the Arts and Cultural Heritage Request for 20% Payment Form on your computer. Complete the form on your computer, save, and submit the form by mail with your attachments to Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.
    Download Microsoft Word Version
    OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)
Click to access the new Legacy logo


ACH Arts Legacy Equipment & Facilities Grant:

The Arts and Cultural Heritage funds that Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council received will be used to support a Special Initiative called Arts Legacy Equipment and Facilities Grant. This grant is for Nonprofit Arts Organizations that are active and have a history of at least three years of arts programming. The Equipment and Facilities Improvement Grant must describe how they will create a legacy for the arts in their community. Equipment items which improve and increase the artistic capabilities of the organization are eligible. This may include but is not limited to: classroom table and chairs, display areas, instruments, computer and software, lighting, risers, sound system, theater curtains, etc. Upgrades to the facility to make it more user-friendly and add arts programming area for the organization are eligible; this includes upgrades for a handicapped accessible bathroom or entrance. (This excludes the purchase or major renovation of buildings.) The Grant maximum is $5,000. Application deadline is December 1.    Click to access the new Legacy logo.

  1. Open and print the ACH Guidelines, Application and Data Collection Form.
    Download Acrobat PDF version OR  Download Microsoft Word Version
    OR  Download Rich Text Format version (for Mac Users)

  2. Complete the Application and Data Collection Form and email or mail them both to our office by the deadline.
Click to access the new Legacy logo


Youth Scholarship Grant, grades 7–12:

ACH Youth Scholarships and Mentorships of $300 provide select students in grades 7–12, the opportunity to study their chosen art with a practicing professional artist, attend an arts workshop, series of classes or special training opportunity. The student must have participated with an instructor, an organization or arts discipline for at least 2 years to be eligible. Students may not use this scholarship to participate in a school or organization band or choir trip, or other arts trips. Artistic areas include: dance, literature, media arts, music, theater and visual arts. The scholarship can also be used to take lessons or pay fees to a non-profit arts organization serving youth (i.e. Area Art Centers, Dance Conservatory of Southern MN, Figure Skating Clubs, Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra, Mankato Ballet Company, Mankato Children’s Chorus, Mankato or New Ulm Suzuki School of Music, other groups which offer art classes to youth, etc.). Application deadline is October 1.

    1. Open and print the Youth Scholarship Grant, grades 7–12, Guidelines, Application and Data Collection Form.
      Download Acrobat PDF version OR  Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format version (for Mac Users)


    2. Complete the Application and Data Collection Form and email or mail them both to our office by the deadline.

ACH Youth Scholarship Final Report and Student Account Form:
The Youth Scholarship Final Report and Student Account Form must be completed and returned within 60 days of completion of the project.

  1. Open and save the Youth Scholarship Final Report on your computer. Complete the form on your computer, save, and submit the form by mail with your attachments to Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.
    Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)

  2. Open and save the Youth Scholarship Student Account Form on your computer. Complete the form on your computer, save, and submit the form by mail with your attachments to Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.
    Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)

Youth Scholarship Grant, grades 3–6:

Youth Scholarships of $200 provide select students in grades 3-6, the opportunity to study their chosen art with a practicing professional artist, attend an arts workshop, series of classes or special training opportunity. The student is encouraged to have participated with an instructor, an organization or arts discipline for at least 1 year. Students may not use this scholarship to participate in a school or organization band or choir trip, or other arts trips. Artistic areas include: dance, literature, media arts, music, theater and visual arts. The scholarship can also be used to take lessons or pay fees to a non-profit arts organization serving youth (i.e. Area Art Centers, Dance Conservatory of Southern MN, Figure Skating Clubs, Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra, Mankato Ballet Company, Mankato Children’s Chorus, Mankato or New Ulm Suzuki School of Music, other groups which offer art classes to youth, etc.). Application deadline is November 1.

    1. Open and print the Youth Scholarship Grant, grades3–6, Guidelines, Application and Data Collection Form.
      Download Acrobat PDF version OR  Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format version (for Mac Users)


    2. Complete the Application and Data Collection Form and email or mail them both to our office by the deadline.

Small Arts Project Grant:

Small Arts Project Grant: Non-profit arts organizations, community groups, or public organizations producing or sponsoring arts activities for their community are eligible. Matching grants $200 to $2,500 are available. Money is allocated to each county under this program. Deadline: The 1st of each month, July 1, 2014–May 1, 2015.

  1. Open and print the Small Arts Guidelines, Application and Data Collection Form.
    Download Acrobat PDF version OR  Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format version (for Mac Users)


  2. Complete the Application and Data Collection Form and mail them both to our office by the deadline.

  3. Fiscal Agent Contract to Receive a PLRAC Grant
    Organizations that are not incorporated as a “non-profit 501(C)(3) organization” must use a Fiscal Agent when applying for a grant from PLRAC. A fiscal agent may be any non-profit corporation or governmental unit that agrees to handle the administration of your funds. The fiscal agent will receive and dispense funds and is legally responsible for completion of the proposal and management of the grant funds.
    Download Acrobat PDF Version OR  Download Microsoft Word Version OR Download Rich Text Format Version

  4. Since some people cannot attend grant writing sessions, we have recorded a video about our Grant Programs and how to apply and posted it on YouTube. View Video

Small Arts Final Report and Request for 20% Payment Form:
The Small Arts Final Report and Request for 20% Payment Form must be completed and returned within 60 days of completion of the project.

  1. Open and and save the Small Arts Final Report on your computer. Complete the form on your computer, save, and submit the form by mail with your attachments to Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.
    Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)

  2. Open and save the Small Arts Request for 20% Payment Form on your computer. Complete the form on your computer, save, and submit the form by mail with your attachments to Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.
    Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)


Arts-in-Education Grant:

Arts-in-Education Grant: Grants are for public and private schools K–12. Matching grants $200 to $2,500 are available to fund residencies, live art performances, mini-workshops or arts related field trips. Deadline: The 1st of each month, July 1, 2014–May 1, 2015.

  1. Open and print the Arts-in-Education Education Guidelines, Application and Data Collection Form.
    Download Acrobat PDF version OR  Download Microsoft Word Version
    OR  Download Rich Text Format version (for Mac Users)

  2. Complete the Application and Data Collection Form and mail them both to our office by the deadline.

  3. Since some people cannot attend grant writing sessions, we have recorded a video about our Grant Programs and how to apply and posted it on YouTube. View Video
Arts-in-Education Final Report and Request for 20% Payment Form:
The Arts-In-Education Final Report and Request for 20% Payment Form must be completed and returned within 60 days of completion of the project.
  1. Open and and save the Arts-In-Education Final Report on your computer. Complete the form on your computer, save, and submit the form by mail with your attachments to Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.
    Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)

  2. Open and save the Arts-In-Education Request for 20% Payment Form on your computer. Complete the form on your computer, save, and submit the form by mail with your attachments to Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.
    Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)

PLRAC/McKnight Emerging Artist Grant:

Grants are available to emerging artists in their formative stages of career development. Grants of $1,000 are available in all art disciplines for specific projects that contribute directly to the artist's growth and development as a professional artist. Funds may be used for supplies, matting and framing, mentorships, workshops, training, research, or equipment.

Application Deadline: January 15th.

  1. Open and print the PLRAC/McKnight Emerging Artist Guidelines, Application and Data Collection Form.
    Download Acrobat PDF version OR  Download Microsoft Word Version
    OR  Download Rich Text Format version (for Mac Users)

  2. Complete the Application and Data Collection Form and mail them both to our office by the deadline.

  3. Since some people cannot attend grant writing sessions, we have recorded two videos about our Emerging Artist Grant and posted them on YouTube.  The first video link is Director Brenda Byron providing information on Eligibility for the Emerging Artist Grant (approx. 3 minutes long).  The second YouTube video is “How artists should complete their grant application (approx. 5 minutes).  View Videos

PLRAC/McKnight Emerging Artist Final Report and Request for 20% Payment Form:
The McKnight Emerging Artist Final Report and Request for 20% Payment Form must be completed and returned within 60 days of completion of the project.

  1. Open and save the PLRAC/McKnight Emerging Artist Final Report on your computer. Complete the form on your computer, save, and submit the form by mail with your attachments to Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.
    Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)

  2. Open and save the PLRAC/McKnight Emerging Artist Request for 20% Payment Form on your computer. Complete the form on your computer, save, and submit the form by mail with your attachments to Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.
    Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)
PLRAC/McKnight Fellowship Grant:

Grants of $3,000 are available to professional mid-career and beyond artists with financial support that enables them to further their work and their contribution to their communities. It is intended to recognize, reward, and encourage outstanding individual artists in the region. Applicants for the PLRAC/McKnight Fellowship are expected to demonstrate professional achievement in their disciplines. Professional mid-career artist defined: professional achievement includes, but is not limited to: juried exhibitions, performances, and publications. Eligible artists are beyond the “emerging” stage in their careers. They have proved to be deeply engaged in their art form and may be ready to take a “leap” in their career. They are committed to being artists and to creating a body of work.

Application Deadline: September 15th.

  1. Open and print the PLRAC/McKnight FellowshipGuidelines, Application and Data Collection Form.
    Download Acrobat PDF version OR  Download Microsoft Word Version
    OR  Download Rich Text Format version (for Mac Users)

  2. Complete the Application and Data Collection Form and mail them both to our office by the deadline

PLRAC/McKnight Fellowship Final Report and Request for 20% Payment Form:
The McKnight Fellowship Final Report and Request for 20% Payment Form must be completed and returned within 60 days of completion of the project.

  1. Open and save the PLRAC/McKnight Fellowship Final Report on your computer. Complete the form on your computer, save, and submit the form by mail with your attachments to Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.
    Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)

  2. Open and save the PLRAC/McKnight Fellowship Request for 20% Payment Form on your computer. Complete the form on your computer, save, and submit the form by mail with your attachments to Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.
    Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format (for Mac Users)