April 1 Grant Deadline and March Grant Info Session Available!

Authored on
March 2, 2021

Grant Applications are Open for the April 1, 2021 Grant Deadline


The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) would like to announce the Grant Applications are now open for the upcoming April 1, 2021 Grant Deadline. These grants are available to artists, arts and other non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and local units of government located in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine Counties.

ECRAC has funds to help support the arts with the following grant opportunities:

Grants for artists

  • Resiliency Grant – up to $600, rolling deadline
  • Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grant – up to $1,000
  • Mid-Career Artist Grant – up to $2,500

Grants for organizations

  • Resiliency Grants - up to $600, rolling deadline
  • Art in Our Schools Grant – up to $3,000
  • Small/Arts Project Grant - $500 to $5,000
  • Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grant - $5,000 to $15,000

If you’d like to learn more about the grants, you’re welcome to join us at the upcoming grant information sessions in March. These sessions cover basic information about ECRAC grant programs, as well as recent changes to the grant application processes. If you have already attended a grant information session in the past, a refresher is always a good idea to keep you up to date!

Grant Information Sessions for Artists who want to learn about funding available for the upcoming grant deadlines will be online via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Click here to register.

If you’re 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 deadline, this information sessions will be online via Zoom Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Click here to register.

For more information, please contact Katina Eklund, Grant Program Officer, East Central Regional Arts Council, at grantinfo@ecrac.org or by calling 320-591-7034.