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We are excited to launch a new pilot program for 2022, the Growth Fund (MN)! This fund will support artists and creative business owners with $2,500 to help sustain or scale their businesses.

We are no longer accepting consultation requests for Growth Fund eligibility, but Artist Career Consultants are here to help you with your business planning, project brainstorming, resource connection, and more!

To be eligible, you or your business must:

  1. 1. Be in operation in Minnesota for at least 12 months (by September 2022)
  2. 2. Have a business need or growth opportunity that can be met with a one-time $2,500 grant
  3. 3. Attend an Artist Career Consultation about your artistic or creative business between April 1 and September 30, 2022. 
  4. 4. Submit request form (form given after receiving consultation)


If you have not had an Artist Career Consultation since April 1, 2022, sign up for a Consultation and schedule a consultation by September 15, 2022. Consultations must be completed by September 30, 2022.

*Additional eligibility will be determined at our discretion. If you meet the criteria and have had a consultation recently, you may be eligible!

There will not be an open application for the Growth Fund (MN). Growth Fund (MN) selection will be made by lottery only. In this pilot phase, at least 50% of the funds will be allocated by lottery to artists and creative business owners who:

- Are BIPOC or Native, and/or
- Live, work or have significant connection to one of these Twin Cities Cultural Districts*

* Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) support in this phase prioritizes these Cultural Districts.

The Growth Fund (MN) is supported in part by LISC Twin Cities.

Keep reading for more details and eligibility!

Questions about the Growth Fund (MN)?


Questions? Please contact us via email at Please allow up to 5 business days for a response.