LegacyLogo This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Artist in Residence Grant

The FY19 Application is CLOSED. FY20 begins July 1, 2019

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program provides funds up to $3,500 to schools and nonprofit organizations in support of activities directed by, or conducted in cooperation with an artist who engages students and enables learning through the creative process. These funds are provided through Minnesota’s Arts Legacy Fund.

Resident artists must be chosen on the basis of their ability to enhance programs and curriculum. An ideal residency is composed of a balance between demonstration and hands-on activity.  


Enhancing Education through the Arts.
Who Can Apply
Applicants must serve Region 7W residents and be located within the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright.
  • Nonprofit 501(c) (3) arts organizations  
  • Arts organizations or arts groups without nonprofit designation that are using a fiscal agent
  • Nonprofit organizations, that do not have arts as a primary focus, such as schools, senior centers, community education, cultural groups and colleges
  • Public Schools
  • Local government entities (city, township and county)

Application CLOSED
FY19 Budget Has Been Expended.

Artist In Residency Guidelines
Read the Guidelines before completing an application online.
Click the icon to download either PDF or Word format.

Access the Grant System by clicking
Manage Grant at the top of the page.

For instructions on how to create
an account and how to use the
online grant system,
Watch the Applicant Tutorial.

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