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Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Small Grant: COVID-19 Emergency


This program provides grants of up to $750 for artists and organizations to do art projects online or in other forms during the current shut down of arts venues. This grant is for artists and organizations who have had projects cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. We are striving to encourage the practice of social distancing, while still supporting artists and the sharing of art during this difficult time..


Arts organizations in the following Arrowhead counties: Aitkin, Cook, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or St. Louis.

To be eligible to apply for this program, you must be at least eighteen years old, a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status, and be a resident of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or St. Louis County for at least six months, and remain a Minnesota resident for the duration of the project. Individuals enrolled in arts-related degree programs are INELIGIBLE to apply.

For complete eligibility requirements, please read the guidelines.

How to Apply:

Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application, and feel free to contact the Grants Manager with questions.

Applications must be completed and submitted using the ARAC Grant Portal. Submissions in any other format, including email, will not be accepted. Instructions for navigating the online system can be found in both the guidelines and by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

  • The online application process will walk you through submitting your application.
  • To be eligible, your application must include all materials listed as required in the online application.
  • Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. We will select one to three projects weekly as long as the current situation lasts and funding allows.

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