Photo Grants & Funding

Anatomies of Successful Grant Applications: Minnesota’s Artist Initiative Grants

July 9, 2013

By David Walker

© Keith Taylor

 "DM 01," from Keith Taylor's "Dark Matter" project. Taylor's grant proposal included plans for an exhibition at a state park.

Public funding for the arts is sparse, especially when legislatures are under pressure to cut budgets. But the Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB) continues to give generous grants through its Artist Initiative Grant program. For fiscal year 2013, 25 Minnesota photographers won a total of $238,172 in grants. Most grants were for the $10,000 maximum. “If you have a good...

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