SMAC Grants for Schools

School grant programs provide funds to advance arts education in schools in the SMAC region through artist/teacher/community partnerships and to support the arts as essential to education and daily life.

School grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Arts in the Schools Grants

Grants to schools for artist residencies or arts-related field trips that include educator training and community involvement, juried student art exhibits, and prepackaged theater experiences.  Up to $2500 (field trips, juried exhibits, or prepackaged theater) or $4,000 (residencies). No cash match required.

Resources for Artist Residencies

Roster of Artists

COMPAS maintains a Roster of Artists to help schools who are searching for qualified professionals to conduct residencies in schools. To read more about the Roster of Artists and view the list on the COMPAS website, click here.



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