New art grant programThe Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) has announced a newly created program to be known as a Community Arts Learning Grant.
The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) has announced a newly created program to be known as a Community Arts Learning Grant.
This program is a direct result of increased support from “the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.”
Up to 15 percent of this state fund will now be used to underwrite high-quality, age-appropriate, arts education programs for Minnesotans to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the arts.
In the Arrowhead counties they want to use these funds to increase the understanding of the public value of the arts in the eyes of community members, leaders and policy makers. It is the desire of ARAC to strive to integrate the arts into the social fabric and identity of every community.
This new Community Arts Learning Grant Program will provide up to $5,000 to artists and/or arts organizations for creating activities with clearly articulated learning objectives.
Targeted audiences will have interactive contact with artists, as well as a public performance or presentation.
It is ARAC’s intention that such projects may take place in public schools, community education sites, parks and recreation properties, or other community venues.
Individual artists, as well as non-profit 501(c)3 organizations may apply for these grants.
They hope to fund as many as 10 applications in this premier round.
Since the first deadline will be 4:30 p.m. on June 25, it is important that this notice receive high visibility as quickly as possible.
Grant guidelines are available from the ARAC offices in the Marshall School Annex, 1301 Rice Lake Road, Suite 111, or can be requested by calling (218) 722-0952 or (800) 569-8134, or by email at