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Cultural STAR Program
Amy Filice

Joe Spencer

25 W. 4th Street, Suite 1400
Saint Paul, MN  55102

Ph: (651) 266-6568
Fx: (651) xxx-xxxx

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
  • The Cultural STAR Program was created to promote economic growth in Saint Paul by strengthening the arts and cultural sector and by supporting Downtown as a vital cultural center.
  • The Saint Paul City Council has designated ten percent of the total tax revenue from this program to grants and loans for cultural projects.
  • At least eighty percent of Cultural STAR funds will be invested in projects located within the targeted area known as the Cultural District.
  • The remaining funds may be allocated toward projects outside the Cultural District within the legal limits of the City of Saint Paul.
  • The Cultural District is defined as the geographic area bordered by Interstate 94 to the North, the Lafayette Bridge to the East, the Mississippi river to the South, and Chestnut Road to the West.

There are three major goals of the Cultural STAR Program:
  • To develop and improve cultural facilities.
  • To strengthen cultural organizations.
  • To attract audiences to downtown Saint Paul.

  • Capital Grant Program: This program offers grants for physical improvements to facilities or to purchase equipment and /or materials for a cultural project.
  • Special Projects and/or Organizational Development Program: Special Project grants are made to groups wishing to offer quality arts activities, in any discipline, within the geographic boundaries of the City of Saint Paul. Organizational Development grants are to strengthen the operations of cultural organizations.    
  • Loan Program: This program offers low-interest loans for capital or organizational development projects. Applications for loans can be made at any time during the year. 

2015 Application Deadlines
Round 1 - February 27, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Round 2 - August 28, 2015 at 4 p.m.

Application Submission
Applications must be submitted through Zoomgrants by 4 p.m. on the deadline date. Applications no received by this time will not be accepted.

The 2015 Cultural STAR application will be available on Zoomgrants by January 26, 2015.

  Apply via ZoomGrants™

2015 Interview Schedule

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