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The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) would like to announce the ECRAC Grant Applications are now open for the upcoming Feb. 1 grant deadline.

These grants are available to artists, arts and other nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and local units of government located in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine counties.

ECRAC has funds to help support the arts with the following grant opportunities:

Grants for artists

· Resiliency Grant – up to $600, rolling deadline.

· Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grant – up to $1,000.

· Mid-Career Artist Grant – up to $2,500.

Grants for organizations

· Resiliency Grants - up to $600, rolling deadline.

· Art in Our Schools Grant – up to $3,000.

· Small/Arts Project Grant - $500 to $5,000.

· Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grant - $5,000 to $15,000.

For further details on eligibility and how to apply, visit the ECRAC website at

If you have questions about which grant application is a good fit for your art project, contact the Grant Program Officer at or call 320-591-7034.

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