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The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council offers several granting programs with State of Minnesota and
McKnight Foundation funding.   

FY 2017 GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION
(Timeline for Fiscal Year: July 1–June 30)

ONLINE APPLICATIONS
As of FY 2017, all PLRAC grant applications are online. While we do not expect a totally seamless transition, our vendor Foundant Technologies currently serves several other regional arts councils in Minnesota and many have found the system user friendly. Applications for the following Grant Categories will be available throughout the year with specific deadlines for each.

GRANT DEADLINES GRANT
July 1–May 1

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

August 1 Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
October 1 Youth Scholarship, grades 7–12
November 1 Youth Scholarship, grades 3–6
September 15

Professional Mid-Career Artist Grant

January 15 Artist Career Development Grant
February 1 Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
   
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ONLINE GRANT APPLICANT LOGIN
For instructions on how to create an account and how to use the online grant system:

Watch the Applicant Tutorial

To View a Written Description of the Online Login Process for Grant Applications and How to Set Up an Account:

View Printed Description (PDF)

 

Grants Available

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant:

Complete the Online Application for Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

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 (PDF)

  2. ACH Application Questions (Microsoft Word Document)

  3. ART PROJECT BUDGET to be used for ACH Grants
    Download Microsoft Excel Version

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 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


Youth Scholarship Grant, Grades 7–12 and Grades 3–6

Complete the Online Application for the Youth Scholarship Grant

The Youth Scholarship of $300 for grades 7-12 and $200 for grades 3-6, will provide select students the opportunity to study their chosen art with a practicing professional artist, attend an arts workshop, series of classes or special training opportunity. Students in grades 7-12 must be participating with an instructor, an organization or arts discipline for at least 2 years to be eligible. Students in grades 3-6 must be participating for at least one year to be eligible. 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.). Artistic areas include: dance, literature, media arts, music, theater and visual arts. Students may not use this scholarship to participate in a school or organization band or choir trip, or other arts or music trips. The application for grades 7-12 is due October 1, 2016 and grades 3-6 is due November 1, 2016. There is only one deadline per year for each scholarship program.

    1. Open and print the Youth Scholarship Guidelines (PDF)

    2. Youth Scholarship Application Questions (Microsoft Word Document).

    3. Download, save and email the appropriate form to your instructor:
      Grades 7-12 Student Recommendation Form or Grades 3-6 Student Recommendation Form (Microsoft Word Documents). When the form is complete, upload it into your application.

Grades 7-12 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 Grades 7-12 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 Grades 7-12 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)

Grades 3-6 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 Grades 3–6 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 version (for Mac Users)


    2. Open and save the Grades 3-6 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 Councill.
      Download Microsoft Word Version OR  Download Rich Text Format version (for Mac Users)

Small Arts Project Grant:

Complete the Online Application for the 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 $2,000 are available. Money is allocated to each county under this program. Deadline: The 1st of each month, July 1 to May 1 or until funds are exhausted.

  1. Open and print the Small Arts Guidelines (PDF)

  2. Small Arts Application Questions (Microsoft Word Document)

  3. ART PROJECT BUDGET to be used for Small Arts Grants Download Microsoft Excel Version

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 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:

Complete the Online Application for the Arts-In-Education Grant

Arts-in-Education Grant: Grants are for public and private schools K–12. Matching grants $200 to $2,000 are available to fund residencies, live art performances, mini-workshops or arts related field trips. Deadline: The 1st of each month, July 1–May 1.

  1. Open and print the Arts-In-Education Guidelines (PDF)

  2. Arts-In-Education Application Questions (Microsoft Word Document)

  3. ART PROJECT BUDGET to be used for Arts-In-Education Grants
    Download Microsoft Excel Version
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 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

Artist Career Development Grant:

Complete the Online Application for the Artist Career Development Grant

Artists in their formative stages of development are eligible, as well as artists expanding their present work, advancing in skill, technique and/or moving in a new direction. 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 Artist Career Development Guidelines, Application and Data Collection Form.
    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.

Artist Career Development Final Report and Request for 20% Payment Form:
The Artist Career Development 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 Artist Career Development 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 Artist Career Development 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)
Professional Mid-Career Artist Grant:

Complete the Online Application for the Professional Mid-Career Artist 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 Professional Mid-Career Artist 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 Professional Mid-Career Artist Guidelines, Application and Data Collection Form.
    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

Professional Mid-Career Artist Final Report and Request for 20% Payment Form:
The Professional Mid-Career 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 Professional Mid-Career 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 Professional Mid-Career 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)