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Prepare Your Application

The application deadline has passed, and this opportunity is currently closed. Guidelines for activities occurring between January 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023 will be available in the coming months.

  1. Read and understand the guidelines.
  2. Prepare your application by gathering the following information.
  3. Complete and submit the application form by Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 11:59pm Central. Only one application will be accepted per organization.

Submit your application via this form. Please note, there is an option to save and complete the application later.

General information

Applicant’s legal name, mailing and physical address, contact person for details of engagement and official grant communications, organization website, organization phone, UEI (Unique Entity ID) number, and an EIN or TIN number.

Application Details

Please provide responses to the following questions.

Organization details (form fields)

1. Provide a brief summary of your organization’s mission and community engagement history with arts related programming in written (two paragraphs or less) or audio format (5 minutes or less).

2. Select ‘yes’ or ‘no’: My organization is led by individuals from a group that has been historically underrepresented or marginalized. If yes, please describe.

Historically underrepresented or marginalized may include: BIPOC (Black, indigenous, and people of color); immigrants and/or refugees, people with disabilities, or LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) people.

Artist summary

1. Provide a brief summary of your artist in written (two paragraphs or less) or audio format (2 minutes or less).

a. What artist(s) do you plan to present/partner with? Describe their work.
b. Why have you chosen to partner with this artist or artists?
c. If artist(s) unknown or still being determined, provide a few options.

2. Select ‘yes’ or ‘no’: My organization plans to engage an artist(s) from a group that has been historically underrepresented or marginalized. If yes, please describe.

Project summary

1. Provide a brief summary of your project in written (four paragraphs or less) or audio format (10 minutes or less).

a. Describe the two (or more) proposed project activities involving the artist/ensemble, including where and when they will take place. If exact dates are unknown, please provide a range of possible dates/months. Keep in mind the project requirements from the guidelines. (e.g. performance(s), workshops, talkbacks, exhibition).
b. Describe how you will engage people with limited access to the arts in one or more of the following categories for at least one activity: historically underrepresented or marginalized people, youths, older adults, veterans or service members, individuals with disabilities, individuals in the justice system, or economically disadvantaged.

2. Provide the project start and end dates (form fields).

Budget details

1. Project budget (use template provided)

a. Please describe the anticipated project expenses (must be equal to or above $5,000) and revenue (also must be $5,000 or higher).
b. Indicate whether additional grants and/or sponsorship revenues are pending or confirmed
c. For guidance on eligible and ineligible grant expenses, please visit the “Grant Awards” section of the Guidelines page
d. View a sample budget

2. Provide your organization’s annual operating budget for your most recently completed fiscal year (select from drop-down menu).


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Contact Us

Joshua Feist, director of community support, 612.238.8054

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Arts Midwest provides, upon request and with a reasonable timeframe, alternative formats, auxiliary aids, and services necessary for all individuals to participate in all programs and services provided by our organization. For more information, contact Joshua Feist, Director of Community Support.