Resources for Artists

Download the free Adobe Reader to view and print portable document format (PDF) files.

Alternative Formats: All VSA MN documents are available in multiple formats (such as large print, Braille, etc.). Just contact our office!

Exhibiting Artwork with VSA Minnesota

Grant & Other Opportunities

Metro ADA Access Grant Final Report Form

ADA Grant final report generic form

Artist Grants & Other Opportunities

Artists with disabilities in Minnesota have a variety of opportunities to pursue their work through grants from state, local and private sources. Here are some opportunities with upcoming deadlines. Several sources for nonprofit arts organizations are also provided. (Updated Dec. 6, 2017) If you know of other sources, please share with VSA Minnesota at or 612-332-3888.

2018 Emerging Artist Grant Application

The guidelines for applying for 2018 Emerging Artist Grants may be downloaded here, or requested by mail or email in various formats from VSA Minnesota. Applications must be received by December 1, 2017.

Metro ADA Access Grant Recipients 2010-17

This summary lists 66 Twin Cities arts groups that have been awarded 126 grants to increase access to the arts for people with disabilities, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, which voters approved in 2008. In the eight years through June 2017, VSA Minnesota has awarded $1,468,000 in ADA Access Improvement Grants for the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. The next grant deadlines will be in late 2017 and early 2018.

2018 ADA Access Improvement Grants for Metro Arts Organizations

Apply for up to $15,000 for a project that will make your Minnesota nonprofit arts organization’s facilities or programs more accessible to people with disabilities.

VSA Minnesota Special Events

Dine for Dollars Flyer

Download and print this flyer and bring it to Galactic Pizza on June 13, 2017. They will donate 25% of your bill to VSA Minnesota! Thanks for helping!