How to Apply
The first step is to familiarize yourself with our Arts program guidelines. If you are unclear about your organization's fit with our funding strategies, call the Arts team at 612-333-4220.
To help you prepare, you may preview both the initial inquiry and full proposal application forms at any time. You may also want to review our funding FAQ or the arts organizations in our grantee database.
The application system opens approximately two weeks prior to each initial inquiry deadline. (See table below). During that window, click "apply online" below to start a new application.
McKnight's deadlines are quarterly. The inquiry submission date will determine when a full proposal, if invited, is considered by our board.
|Application Opens||Initial Inquiry Due||Board Consideration|
|January 2, 2018||January 15, 2018||May 2018|
|March 30, 2018||April 15, 2018||August 2018|
|June 29, 2018||July 15, 2018||November 2018|
|October 1, 2018||October 15, 2018||February 2019|