The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) developed the Resiliency Grant to provide funding of up to $600 for art organizations to do art projects online or in other forms during the current extraordinary circumstances of a pandemic and racial disparities.
Donor Name: East Central Regional Arts Council
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): 06/30/2022
Size of the Grant: $600
This grant is for art organizations who have had projects cancelled, postponed, or have been affected by these circumstances. Projects may be in any form or discipline based on ECRAC’s definition of art. Applicants must show that they can do the project without needing to violate any public health guidelines. Funding cannot be used for a current ECRAC grant funded project.
- What project was delayed or postponed or affected due to either the pandemic circumstances of 2020-2021 or due to racial disparities?
- What art project do you propose to do?
- What impact on the public do you think it will have?
- How will you know that you have been successful?
- How will you assure that public health guidelines are followed?
- Please explain how exactly you would spend the money.
This grant is for art organizations who have had projects cancelled, postponed, or affected by these circumstances. Projects may be in any form or discipline, including performance, dance, storytelling, photography, film, sculpture, painting. Applicants must show that they can do the project without needing to violate any public health guidelines. Funding cannot be used for an already ECRAC-funded project.
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.
Organizations: Arts organizations in the following counties: Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, or Pine. Organizations that are State-registered and federally recognized non-profit, tax-exempt organizations with a focus on the arts. Your organization must be an arts producing, arts presenting, or artist service agency, dedicated primarily to the arts. “Primarily” is defined as more than 75% of your organization’s activities and budget must be solely dedicated to the arts. Your programming, services, or activities must take place in Minnesota, and must primarily serve and engage Minnesota audiences and participants. Your organization must have a history of at least one year of arts-related programs and services prior to applying. Your organization must have at least one paid or designated volunteer staff person.
If your art group has not yet received nonprofit, tax-exempt status, you may apply by using a non-profit organization, accredited school, tribal government, or other unit of government as a fiscal sponsor.
For more information, visit Resiliency Grant for Arts Organizations.