Quick Support for Artists

Provides artists with up to $1,000 for activities such as purchasing supplies, attending classes, and small artist-led community projects.

Jessie-Hennen-GFHC-filming

Jessie Hennen of Granite Falls, MN filming “Granite Falls Home Companion.”

Dates & Deadlines for FY 2024

(July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)

SMAC Grants for Individuals online workshop: July 6, 2023, 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

  • Request staff draft review at least one week before deadline
  • 1st of each month, August 2023 – May 2024, 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 2024

(July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)

FY 2024 Quick Support for Artists Guidelines

FY 2024 Application Questions (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2024 Budget Form (also available within the application)

FY 2024 Scoring Criteria

FY2024 Final Report Questions (editable document for draft writing)

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