Currently Closed: Mini Grant

This grant is closed for the remainder of FY23 which ends June 30, 2024.  Nebraska Arts Council anticipates opening the FY24 grants in late April for projects starting July 1, 2024.  Please check back then.


Mini Grants are designed to provide quick access to funds supporting a variety of arts projects that use artists or arts activities as a key component.  Examples of project types include exhibitions, performances, poetry readings, commissions and/or support of new work development, arts festivals, community murals, and cultural heritage projects.


Nonprofit organizations incorporated in Nebraska that are federally tax-exempt, public agencies and sub-divisions of governmental agencies.  Organizations may submit up to two Mini Grant applications per fiscal year.

  • Basic Support Grantees with budgets below $1,000,000 may apply but only for unforeseen opportunities that are not part of annual operating programs.
  • Basic Support Grantees with budgets above $1,000,000 may not apply for Mini Grants.
  • Basic Support Grantees must contact NAC staff to request permission to apply in this category.

For more information, check out the Mini Grants Guidelines.

Grant Amounts

$2,000 maximum.  The applicant must have enough cash to match all of the dollars requested.


At least six weeks prior to the project start date.

Note: Projects that span the summer may have a start date as early as June 1 and an end date as late as August 31.

how to apply

Register in our online grant system.


Contact Stephanie Plummer for more information.

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