**SMAC’s Monthly Arts Organization Grants Are BACK!**
SMAC recently received our final budget numbers for the year and they look surprisingly positive: we will see a 14.02% reduction in our Arts & Cultural Heritage funding this year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021). We expected a much larger budget reduction, but with these new certainties were are able to reinstate our monthly grants opportunities for arts organizations.
Monthly Arts Organization grants are on a first-come, first served monthly deadline until all funds have been expended. Deadline is the 1st of each month, 4:30 pm, January-April 2021. Earliest project start date is the first day of the following month after board action.
- Art Legacy Project Planning grants provide organizations with up to $2,500 to plan for a specific large-scale project or activity that will create or advance a strong arts legacy in Minnesota. **SMAC Art Legacy Project & Art Legacy Project Planning grant workshop webinar: January 21, 2021, noon to 1 pm. Register here.**
- Arts Organization Development grants provide arts organization in the SMAC region with up to $2,500 in matching funds to increase their long-term stability and capacity through organizational development and management projects. **Click here to view the previously recorded grantwriting webinar**
- Arts Organization Start Up grants provide arts organizations with at least two years of programming up to $2,000 to develop articles of incorporation, by-laws, and apply for their 501(c)(3) status. **Click here to view the previously recorded grantwriting webinar**