Donor Name: East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC)
Counties: Chisago County (MN), Isanti County (MN), Kanabec County (MN), Mille Lacs County (MN) and Pine County (MN)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/01/2022
Size of the Grant: $1,000
The Minnesota State Arts Board and Minnesota’s designated regional arts councils are entrusted with stewardship of funding through the State of Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF.) Proceeds from the fund may be spent only on arts and arts access, arts education and arts and cultural heritage. The fund is intended to create a strong arts legacy in Minnesota.
The East Central Regional Arts Council has Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (also known as Legacy) grants available for arts projects by individuals residing in Region 7E. This category provides support to individuals for a wide variety of arts projects involving the creation, sponsorship, performance, and/or exhibition of art. Arts producing activities and an arts activity which is open to the public should result from the project. An Outcome Evaluation Plan is required for this funding program.
Following the direction of the Minnesota State Legislature, the ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will support activities in three key areas. ECRAC ACHF Legacy arts project funding may be spent only on arts and arts access, arts education, and arts and cultural heritage as defined. Ultimately, the fund is intended to create a strong arts legacy in Minnesota.
The ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Legacy grant for Individual Artists provides up to $1,000 in project funding for artistic personal growth.
Grant Project Outcomes & Measuring Results
During and after the grant project activities you will have to evaluate your grant project outcome. In the application proposal ECRAC will ask you to describe the outcome evaluation planned for your project. You will provide either quantitative or qualitative measurements or both. When funded your grant final report must include a summary of these evaluation results. From artist applicants ECRAC expects that you will provide either quantitative or qualitative measurements or both. The methods of measurement to document your outcome can be:
- Making structured observations during project activities.
- Self-surveys regarding my knowledge and skills before and after the project.
- Audience surveys at my open to the public event.
- Having audience members describe their own impressions during my public event.
- Having my mentor review/critique the project
Individual Artists: An ACHF applicant may be any individual artist who is a permanent resident (for at least 6 months) in one of the five Region 7E Minnesota counties: Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, or Pine. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age. The applicant must be either a U.S. citizen, or have attained permanent resident alien status. The applicant must not have any unacceptable or outstanding reports due to ECRAC. The applicant must not have any Misuse of Funds determination with the Minnesota State Arts Board or Regional Arts Councils. Individual artist applicants must be those who seek help with creating, producing, or presenting arts projects, and are required to have a community component as part of their project proposal.
For more information, visit Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grant.