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👋 Advocate for Minnesota art projects!

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February 12, 2021
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Arts Action Week Online is February 16 to the 19th!

Minnesota’s premiere arts gathering has moved online! You are needed to help “rally the troupes,” recognize the arts community’s resilience, and make the arts voice heard at the State Capitol. Minnesota Citizens for the Arts organizes this event. They are a recognized national leader in arts advocacy. Arts Action Week helps to preserve the Legacy Amendment funding and state grant funds.

With your action – online and as part of Zoom calls with our legislators – we can help them understand the importance of the arts to thank them for funding at this very critical time. We may be at our own computers this year, but we can still connect and work together to advance our community.


March Grant Information Sessions at ECRAC

Grants for artists

Are you an artist and want to learn about funding available for the upcoming grant deadlines? This information session will be online via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. Advance registration is not required.

Next grant applications for artists are due on March 1 for Essential Artists (formerly known as Fellowships) and April1, 2021 for project grants.

Grants for organizations

Are you with an art group, non-profit, school, or public entity and want to learn about funding available for your organization's art project for the upcoming ECRAC grant deadlines? This information session will be online via Zoom on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Advance registration is not required.

Next grant applications for organizations are due on March 1 for Essential Art Support (formerly known as General Operating Support) and April 1, 2021 for project grants.

If you need the call-in only phone numbers for any of these sessions or if you need any grant application assistance at any time let Katina know at 320-591-7034 or by email at grantinfo@ecrac.org


K-12 Student Scholarships are Open for the March 1, 2021 Grant Deadline

The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) is pleased to offer Scholarships to any student in high school, middle school, or elementary school intending to enhance their artistic talents. The annual deadline for application is March 1. The student must live in one of the following counties: Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs or Pine in Minnesota. This is not a scholarship program for college credits. 

The K-12 Student Art Scholarship is for up to $500 in arts scholarship funding for special arts learning projects or programs for kids. The program provides at least one student award annually, based upon a competitive review of submitted applications. Applications must be for a specific art project that will advance the skills of the student in their art form. The Arts Council is interested in funding projects such as training with a mentor or summer art programs such as music or visual art camps. All young artists in Kindergarten through 12th Grade who strive to improve their artistic abilities can apply.


Please reply to the ECRAC Survey.

It will be open until February 28th & we want to hear what YOU think.

Gift certificates will be awarded!