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Heart of the Beast performance at Powderhorn Park

Arts

Please note:

McKnight Arts grantees who would normally apply to renew their grants in 2020 will receive a grant extension due to Covid-19. These organizations will receive an email notification of the extension from the Arts team. No action is required from these grantees.

Additionally, McKnight has implemented an automatic three-month extension on all scheduled grant reports. Please speak  to your program contact to request other potential adjustments to your grant agreements such as the grant purpose or time frame.

New organizations, projects, or programs that do not currently have grants with McKnight’s Arts program are encouraged to apply to our October initial inquiry round, October 1–15. Please contact your program officer or Robyn Browning, Arts program and grants associate, with questions.

Visit this page to stay updated on Covid-19 resources for nonprofits and announcements related to McKnight’s response to the virus.

Program Goal: Support working artists to create vibrant communities. Minnesota thrives when its artists thrive.

As creators, innovators, and leaders, Minnesota’s working artists are the primary drivers of our heralded arts and culture community. Artists nurture our cultural identities, imagine solutions, and catalyze social change.

Organizations can provide critical support structures to working artists, helping artists sustain themselves through their creative work.

The McKnight Foundation invests in the arts and other sectors to support Minnesota’s working artists and advocate for the value of their work.

Arts

2019 Grantmaking at a Glance

View Recent Grants

181
Grants 

$10.1M
Payments

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