East Central Regional Arts

The East Central Regional Arts Council announced to all local artists, organizations providing arts programming, and schools within Region 7E (including Mille Lacs County) the April 1 art grant deadlines.

• Art in our schools grants: School districts may apply for arts related funding up to $3,000.

• Small/art project grants: Nonprofit organizations, art groups, school districts and local units of government may apply for arts funding ranging from $500 - $5,000.

• Arts and cultural heritage grants for organizations: Nonprofit organizations, art groups, school districts and local units of government may apply for arts funding ranging from $5,000 - $15,000.

• Arts and cultural heritage grants for individuals: Individual artists may apply for arts project funding up to $2,500. Eligible applicants must be permanent residents in Region 7E.

• McKnight individual artist grants: Individual artists may apply for arts project funding up to $1,000. Eligible applicants must be permanent residents in Region 7E.

Upcoming info session

Online application processes can be found at the ECRAC website: www.ecrac.org/grants. For further information call (320) 396-2337 ext. 2 or email: grantinfo@ecrac.org.

If you are interested in applying for a grant you may find it useful to attend the upcoming ECRAC Grant Info Session on Thursday, March 9 at 1 p.m. This sessions will include basic information about all ECRAC art grant programs, as well as recent changes to the grant application processes. If you have already attended a grant information session in the past, a refresher is always a good idea to keep you up to date with any new grant requirements and recent changes to the application processes. This session will be held at the ECRAC office located at 112 Main Ave. S. in Braham. Advance registration is required. To register, call the ECRAC office at (320) 396¬2337 ext. 1, or email info@ecrac.org.

Programs made possible with funds provided by The McKnight Foundation and thanks to Minnesota legislative appropriations from the State General Fund and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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