Equipment & Facilities Improvement Grants

Provides up to $10,000 to arts organizations for the purchase of equipment items and facilities improvements that will strengthen the organization’s capacity to serve the arts needs of the SMAC region. No cash match required in fiscal year 2024.


Image is from an AMP (Arts & Mentoring Project) theatrical production outdoors in Pipestone, MN. 

Dates & Deadlines for FY 2024

(July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)

SMAC Equipment & Facilities Improvement grant workshop webinar: December 11, 2023, noon to 1:00 pm.

    • Request staff draft review by January 17, 2024
    • Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
    • Panel Review: February 24, 2024
    • Board Action: February 27, 2024
    • Earliest project start date:  March 1, 2024

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 2024

(July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)

FY 2024 Equipment & Facilities Improvement Grant Guidelines

FY 2024 Application Questions (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2024 Budget Form (also available within the application)

FY 2024 Scoring Criteria

FY 2024 Final Report Questions (editable document for draft writing)

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