Established Artist Grants

Provides up to $7,000 in project funds to established advanced artists who exhibit creative excellence, a substantial body of work, and significant recognition of their artistic accomplishments.  Two grants are awarded per year.

The surface has multiple levels with torn edges, showing a woman in a white strapless dress looking out a window with a phone in one hand. Behind her is a neon sign that says, “Last Call” and shadows of mingling figures.

“Last Call” by Eva Margaret of Willmar, MN.  Paint and paper clay on wood panel.

Dates & Deadlines for FY 2025

(July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025)

  • Request staff draft review by January 2, 2025
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2025
  • Panel Review: February 10, 2025
  • Board Action: February 25, 2025
  • Earliest project start date: March 1, 2025

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, 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:, 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 Established Artist 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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