The Next Step Fund, funded by The McKnight Foundation, provides project grants up to $5,000 to professional artists in any discipline for the purpose of career development and artistic achievement. Applicants may be at any stage of their career, but must demonstrate achievement in their artistic field and have a history of public presentation or community contribution. This is a highly competitive program. Please read the guidelines before you apply.
Potential applicants are encouraged to attend a grant workshop to learn about the grant program, application process, and how to write an effective Next Step Fund grant application. This is your opportunity to get questions answered on your project ideas.