The McKnight Foundation's mission is to advance a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. They envision a world that recognizes the dignity of every human being, celebrates the creativity of the arts and sciences, and comes together to protect our one and only Earth.
The Arts & Culture program supports organizations, programs, and projects that provide support structures for working artists and culture bearers to develop and share their work, and to lead in movements and communities. These artists and culture bearers spark our collective imagination, enrich the quality of our lives, and enhance the vitality and vibrancy of Minnesota.
Our strategies include:
Organizations must support artists and culture bearers in one or more of the following ways:
Organizations must work with one or more of the following groups of artists and culture bearers:
Applicants must have a conversation or email exchange with Arts & Culture staff about their organization's fit within the program's guidelines within the past year before applying.