This grant category offers direct support for arts projects and/or programs which focus on increasing access to underserved and underrepresented populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity*, economics, disability, age (over 65 years old), or current or prior military service (i.e. active duty, reserve and veteran populations). At least one of the underserved characteristics noted above must be present in the application proposal.

*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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