Minnesota Street Project Foundation is awarding grants up to $10,000 each to Bay Area visual arts organizations serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other underserved audiences as part of its grantmaking programs to address the systemic racism in the art world. Awards are to be used towards the capacity-building needs of Bay Area visual arts organizations deeply rooted in historically marginalized communities. The Bay Area includes the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.
The applicant organization or fiscal sponsor must be:
- a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or be fiscally sponsored by one
- Bay Area-based and demonstrated three years of engaging with BIPOC or other underserved audiences
- focused on the development, production, presentation, and/or support of visual arts activities in the Bay Area
- have at least one paid staff member
- a small to mid-sized visual arts organization with annual operating budgets up to $2M
The capacity-building plan must be put into place within six months of receiving planning.