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 can 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|
|October 1, 2017||October 15, 2017||February 2018|
|January 3, 2017||January 15, 2017||May 2017|
|April 1, 2017||April 15, 2017||August 2017|
|July 1, 2017||July 15, 2017||November 2017|
- A completed Data Arts Profile is required if a full proposal is invited. Visit culturaldata.org for more information.
- To access saved applications or to check the status of a report, use the Account Login link (upper right corner of any page).
- If you have any trouble with the online application system call us at 612-333-4220 or send an email to our Arts team.