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Artist Funding Currently Available

The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) is pleased to announce to artists of all ages within Region 7E (the Minnesota Counties of Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine), that the next deadline to apply for funding is March 1, 2018. Funding is available for 2 programs for artists.

Essential Artist Award Program -

The ECRAC Essential Artist Award is designed to recognize, reward, and encourage outstanding professional artists. These Awards will allow artists to set aside time to work, purchase supplies and materials, undertake advanced artistic study (not related to a degree) or to pursue other artistic career goals. Three $7,000 Essential Artist Awards are available. The annual deadline is March 1.

ECRAC K-12 Scholarship Program for Students -

Scholarship funding up to $500 is available for a student's specific art or music learning projects, camp, or art programs for students currently in grades K-12. These activities should not be related to a degree and can't occur outside the state of Minnesota. The annual deadline is March 1. Additional information regarding these funding opportunities and all online application forms can be found at the ECRAC website:, or by visiting the ECRAC office located at 112 Main Avenue South, Braham, MN.

Grant applicants requesting grant writing consultation or wanting more information regarding arts grant programs can contact the ECRAC office by email grantinfo at ecrac dot org

These activities are made possible with funds provided by The McKnight Foundation and also by the voters of Minnesota thanks to legislative appropriations from the general fund.