Art Study Opportunity for Youth Grants

Provides up to $500 to allow young artists entering grades 5 – 12 to attend an enrichment camp or specialty study. Costs for standard weekly lessons (such as piano or voice lessons) are allowed for students who qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program.

Two girls sit side-by-side at piano, playing a duet while their teacher looks on behind them.

Paityn plays a duet with her sister at the MMTA Ensemble Festival, having studied with Megan Gilles.

Dates & Deadlines for FY 2025

(July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025)

  • Request staff draft review at least one week before deadline
  • 1st of each month, August 2024 – May 2025, or until funds are expended
  • Panel Scores: due by the 3rd Monday of the month
  • Board Action: 4th Tuesday of the month
  • Earliest Project Start Date: the first day of the following month

Example: An application submitted August 20 would be in time for the September 1 deadline, which would have an earliest project start date of October 1.

 

How to Apply

Applicants may fill out and submit their application in several ways:

  • through our online grant system
  • in a Word document (see materials below), submitted by email to info@swmnarts.org, along with required attachments
  • on paper with required attachments, submitted by mail (PO Box 55, Marshall, MN 56258) or contact us to arrange drop-off.

Contact us to request a paper application: info@swmnarts.org, 800-622-5284.

Have questions or need help?

SW MN Arts Council grants administrator Caroline Koska is available to meet with you by phone, web conference or in person in Marshall to answer your questions on grant eligibility and using the application system or to review a draft of your application. 

Materials for FY 2025

(July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025)

FY 2025 Art Study Opportunity for Youth Grant Guidelines

FY 2025 Application Questions  (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2025 Scoring Criteria

FY 2025 Scoring Rubric

FY 2025 Final Report Questions (editable document for draft writing)

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