Friday, December 8, 2017, was the deadline for Twin Cities nonprofit arts organizations to apply to VSA Minnesota for grants of up to $15,000 to provide ADA Access Improvements to their facilities or programs.
Projects must make significant or long-term improvements to facilities, programming or activities that offer potential to involve more people with disabilities as participants or patrons in arts programs. Grant guidelines can be downloaded at http://vsamn.org/arts-organizations/resources-organizations/. Applications may be submitted by mail, email or in person. The next deadline for nonprofit arts organizations in the seven-county Twin Cities area to apply is May 1, 2018.
Emerging Artist Grants
December 1 was the deadline for Minnesota Emerging Artists with Disabilities to apply to VSA Minnesota for grants to support their work in 2018. After grant panels review applications, six Emerging Artist Grants of $2,000 each will be announced by March 1, 2018. These grants have been funded for 21 years by the Jerome Foundation and administered by VSA Minnesota. Recipients of 2016-17 Emerging Artist grants are listed on the VSA Minnesota website.