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SMAC calendar published on December 29, 2021


December 30 — The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council serves 18 counties as a source of funds and technical assistance to enable local organizations, educational institutions and individuals to sponsor and / or create and promote the arts in their communities. communities. The office and gallery are located at 114 North Third Street in Marshall. Grant writing workshops and webinars are free, but prior registration is required. Call 800-622-5284, email [email protected], or visit the website at Below are the grant deadlines for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

The office is closed until January 3.

Free office assistance: January 11 in person, the second Tuesday of the month, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., for all questions relating to the grant. Or make an appointment with the Grants Administrator.

Virtual Grants Questions & Answers: Get answers to your questions about our Jan. 6 grant programs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Webinars: Grant writing webinars are listed with each grant below.

Monthly grants

Monthly grants for arts organizations for the 2021-2022 fiscal year are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with deadlines of the first of each month from August to April. The earliest start date will be the first of the following month. The latest grant writing webinar is recorded and available on the website.

Quick Support for Organizations: Provides up to $ 2,500 for activities such as planning an artistic legacy project, strategic planning or board training, costs to apply for 501 status (c ) (3), purchases of small equipment or small artistic projects.

Quick Artist Support: Offers up to $ 1,000 for activities such as shopping

supplies, attend classes and small community artist-led projects. webinar on grant writing on January 18.

Bursaries for artists

Grant deadlines for fiscal year 2021-2022 for grants to individual artists. grant writing webinars require prior registration.

Individual, Emerging or Established Artist: Up to $ 2,500 to support emerging artists and up to $ 7,000 to support established artists for projects that will advance their careers; deadline January 12, start date no earlier than March 1.

Community Collaboration Grants: Up to $ 10,000 to artists to create a major new work while collaborating with the community, presenting the arts to community members in a new way; deadline January 12, start date no earlier than March 1.

Artist Equity Grants: Up to $ 4,000 to help Black, Indigenous, Latin and other artists of color complete projects that advance their skills and artistic careers. Applications open until May 1, grant writing webinar on January 10.

Grants for schools

Arts at school: for artist residencies or field trips that include educator training and community participation; student art exhibitions with jury; and prepackaged theatrical experiences. Up to $ 4,000 (artist residencies) or $ 2,500 (school trips, exhibitions with jury or prepackaged theater), no cash consideration this year; deadline January 26, start date March 1 at the earliest.

Grants for arts organizations

Grant deadlines and webinar dates for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. No cash consideration is required for this exercise. Grant writing deadlines and webinars vary. Webinars are free, participants must register to join the meeting.

Artistic Project Grants: up to $ 7,000 in funding, to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts; prepackaged theatrical residences limited to $ 2,500; deadline deadline March 23, grant writing webinar February 10, start date no earlier than May 1.

Equipment and Facility Improvement Grants: Up to $ 10,000 in funding for the purchase of equipment and facility improvements that will improve the organization’s ability to meet the needs of people. arts; deadline February 9, grant writing webinar January 5, start date no earlier than April 1.