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SMAC calendar published on November 3, 2021


November 4 — 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.

Open office support: November 8, in person, the second Tuesday of the month, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., for all grant-related questions. Or make an appointment with the Grants Administrator.

Virtual Grants Q&A: Get your questions about our grant programs answered in one of two sessions from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 8 or January 6.

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

Artistic party

The Arty Party in Chippewa County will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, November 19 at Java River in Montevideo. This will be the fourth county networking event for each of the 18 counties in the council service region. SMAC staff will be on hand to communicate with participants and communicate who SMAC is, what it does, and what services and assistance the board can provide to communities. Raxson Rax will provide musical entertainment and there will be crackers, chips and dips and a cash coffee bar. Radio Acoustic will play at The Talking Waters Brewing Company across the street from 6 to 9 p.m.

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), the purchase of small equipment or small artistic projects. Grant Writing Webinar on December 7.

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’s writing on January 18.

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, jury exhibitions or prepackaged theater), no cash consideration this year; deadline January 26, grant writing webinar December 15, start date no earlier than March 1.

Bursaries for artists

Grant deadlines for fiscal year 2021-2022 for individual grants to artists. Grant Writing webinars require pre-registration.

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.

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, grant writing webinar November 30, 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, introducing community members to the arts in a new way; deadline January 12, grant writing webinar November 30, start date no earlier than March 1.

Grants for arts organizations

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

Artistic Legacy Project Grants: up to $ 20,000 in funding for large-scale projects that will leave an artistic legacy; deadline November 10, start date no earlier than February 1.

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 December 8, grant writing webinar November 1, start date no earlier than February 1.

Equipment and Facility Improvement Grants: Up to $ 10,000 in funding for the purchase of equipment and facility upgrades 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.