FY 2018 applications will be available on June 1, 2017.

This grant category offers direct support for arts projects which focus on increasing access to underserved and underrepresented people which may include ethnic groups*, people with disabilities, people age 65 years and older, and active duty military/veterans and their families.

*Ethnic groups are defined as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or other groups that constitute less than the state’s current majority population.

The Commission awards Arts Access Mini Grants in amounts ranging from $500.00 to $1000.00. Arts Access Mini Grants are smaller grants designed to introduce new applicants to the grant making process. Arts Access Mini-Grants do not require a match. The Commission funds will be paid as reimbursement to grantees upon receipt and approval of reports and invoices. Grant recipients must be prepared to handle expenditures prior to reimbursement.

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