Grants available for local art projects through East Central Regional Arts Council

The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC), is a an organization for improving the quantity and quality of arts in the region.

This is accomplished primarily through grant-making for organizations and individuals in Region 7E (Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine counties.) ECRAC is one of 11 Regional Arts Councils in Minnesota.

ECRAC Art Organization Project Grants of $5,000 and ECRAC Small Grants of $500 are competitive and designed to provide financial support to groups or organizations (non-profits, units of government and schools) for arts and cultural projects. Applications are encouraged from all artistic disciplines and are awarded on a matching funds basis.

The criteria for these grant programs are: merit and artistic quality; ability of the organization to accomplish the project or program goals; and applicants must demonstrate demand/need for the project or program for the community it serves.

For more information contact ECRAC at 320-396-2337; by email at info@ecrac.org; or online at www.ecrac.org. Grant applications are online.

The next 2 ECRAC Art Organization Project Grant deadlines are Jan. 15 and July 15. The next 2 ECRAC Small Grant deadlines are Feb. 1 and April 1.

This activity is funded by the East Central Regional Arts Council through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

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