St. Louis Park Arts & Culture Grants

The Arts & Culture Grant Program is a collaborative program between Friends of the Arts, the City of St. Louis Park, and the St. Louis Park Youth and Community Development Fund. Each year, grants are awarded to individuals or organizations for arts and culture projects that support community pride, connect artists and the community, and engage people in creative learning.

Artists, arts groups, students, community groups, and neighborhood, cultural and religious organizations are encouraged to apply. Applicants do not need to live in St. Louis Park, but projects must take place within the city.

View the eligibility requirements or commonly asked questions for additional details.

How to apply

Application forms will be made available in May for projects that occur in 2020. Online applications will be available on the City of St. Louis Park website.

timeline

  • May 2019 - Application available

  • September – Application submission deadline

  • October – Committee application review

  • November/December – Council approval of grantees

  • January 2020 - Funds available and projects may begin

Past grant recipients

View a list of past grant recipients.

2019 Arts & Culture grant recipients

SLP Nest

SLP Nest received $4,655 in funding for an Art and Music Series at the new student-run space in the Historic Walker Lake District. The 15-event series will include musical performances, poetry nights, and art exhibitions. Learn more at slpnest.org

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Community Storytelling Forum

Frank Freedman received $950 to start the St. Louis Park Community Storytelling Forum, a monthly gathering at the SLP Library where all are welcome to share stories related to monthly themes. Gatherings feature local creatives as lead storytellers each month.


St. Louis Park Art Fair

The St. Louis Park Art Fair received $4,225 for the 2019 event showcasing 70 local artists and makers on September 14 at the ROC. More details at slpartfair.com.

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Performer Phil Productions

Local playwright Phil Hall received $5,500 to produce eight performances of an original work called The President and The Space Lady: a Holiday Musical at a venue in the Historic Walker Lake District in November 2019.


Wat Promwachirayan

Wat Promwachirayan (Wat Thai of MN) received $4,670 to produce a Southeast Asian cultural show at the Sunday Street Food Market in September 2019, featuring various forms of Southeast Asian singing, dancing, and fashion. Learn more at watthaimn.us.