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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