Pick up a copy of the grant guidelines/application and see if projects your arts organization is considering might qualify for a grant of up to $15,000 to help support activities that serve more people with disabilities. Application deadline is May 17.
NOTE: the focus is on program or facility-related activities with potential for significant or long-term impact in involving more people with disabilities as participants or patrons in arts programs. Since 2010, 52 grants have been awarded to 40 organizations, totaling $602,985.
Download the guidelines at http://www.vsamn.org/new.html#grantinfo2, or a list of previous grant projects and recipients at http://www.vsamn.org/recent.html#metro.
Funding for these grants is from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, approved by voters in 2008, which directs a substantial portion toward arts access and arts education. VSA Minnesota administers the grants for the Metro Regional Arts Council.
For more information, contact:
Jon Skaalen, Access Programs Coordinator
612-332-3888 or 612-305-0132, ext. 2
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
528 Hennepin Ave., Suite 305, Mpls. MN 55403