Grant Program Committee Materials

2021 Committee Members*

Cheri Buzzeo, Georgette Jones, Darlene Kotelnicki, Alison Nelson, Betsy Pardick, Janine Teske, Louella Voigt.

The committee reviews and makes recommendations to the board about any needed changes to any grant programs and grant guidelines.

*The president serves as an ex officio member of all committees


March 30, 2021

1 – Agenda
2 – Background Information
3 – OS Criteria FY 20
4 – OS Criteria FY 22
5 – QSO & QSA Criteria


February 22, 2021

1 – Agenda
2 – Grant Program Descriptions
3 – Background Information
4 – OS Program Comparisons
5 – Grant Budget Information


March 17, 2020

1 – Agenda
2 – Background Information
3 – Grant Criteria Scoring Suggestions
4 – FY21 Criteria Scoresheets


February 19, 2020

1 – Agenda
2 – Grant Program Descriptions
3 – Background Information
4 – FY21 Grant Budget
5 – Start Date Definitions
6 – ARAC & MRAC Grant Questions
7 – AP Revised Application Questions
8 – FY20 AP Application Questions
9 – Grant Criteria
10 – ACC Evaluation Criteria FY20


February 9, 2019

Background Information
Artistic Quality Considerations
MRAC Panel Stipend Policy
Operating Support
–  Guidelines
–  Application Questions
–  Evaluation Scoresheet


March 27, 2018

Incoming Grant Checklist
Reaching the Underserved
a. Sample questions & evaluation
b. CGA Funder Guide
c. “Protocol for Discussing Diversity with Grantees”
Grant Appeal Process


February 6, 2018

Agenda  updated 2/5/18
Background Information  updated 2/5/18
Grant Program Guidelines
General Grant Guidelines
FY17 & 18 Applicant Feedback
Cultural Bank Guidelines & Application
Cultural Bank Requests
Art Legacy Project Application
Art Legacy Project Requests
Arts Organization Start-Up Application


May 24, 2016

Minutes from 4/19/16 Meeting

SMAC Scoring Guides:  
Art Projects
Art Legacy Projects
Arts Organization Development
Legacy Equipment/Facilities
Arts in the Schools
Individual Artist: Developing & Career
Individual Artist: Legacy

Evaluation Examples from Arrowhead Regional Arts Council:  
Art Project Evaluation Form
Art Project Rubric
Art Project Panelist Orientation
Individual Artist Evaluation Form
Individual Artist Rubric
Individual Artist Panelist Orientation

Evaluation Examples from MN State Arts Board:
Arts Access
Artist Initiative


March 22, 2016

Agenda & notes from board work day


February 7, 2015

Feb 7 Minutes
Organization Grants by Program
Organization Grants by Organization
Lake Region City Grant Program


August 19, 2014

Additional suggestions from Christa Otteson
Aug 19 Minutes
Operating Support Program Evaluation
OS Evaluation Summary


May 12, 2014

Staff Recommendations
Panelist & Applicant Comments

Additional Resources:
All Grant Requests FY14
Grant Award Totals by Organization FY14
Grant Totals by County FY13
AOD Grants by Year FY10-FY14
AIE Grants by Organization FY06-FY14
AIE Grants by Year FY98-FY14


March 25, 2014

Operating Support Evaluation Proposal


February 22, 2014

Agenda & notes for meeting


October 22, 2013



May 23, 2013

Items of discussion for Grant Program Committee


April 16, 2013

April 1 Committee notes
Art Project Guidelines with comments
Art Project Questions with comments
Arts Legacy Guidelines with comments
Comments from panels


March 23, 2013

Meeting Minutes 3-23-13
Comments from Committee Members
Operating Support Program Info from Other Regional Arts Councils
Operating Support Information – SMAHC Region Art Organizations expense breakdown FY 10-13


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