Workshops & Assistance

SW MN Arts Council staff members are here to assist you, and we welcome any questions you may have at any point in the grant process.  We offer several options to connect, including grantwriting workshops, Q&A sessions, open office hours, and scheduled meetings.

FY 2023 Grant Calendar


Grants Support Open Office Hours

SW MN Arts Council hosts grant support open office hours the second Tuesday of each month.  Stop in at our office in Marshall from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  You can use the time with SW MN Arts Council staff to talk through project ideas or get help finding the right grant program, filling out your application, preparing work samples or budget, or completing your final report.


Grants Q&A Sessions

Join us for an in-person Grants Q&A Session to learn about grant programs for FY2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) and ask questions.  Dates include:


Or, join us for a virtual Grants Q&A Session to get questions answered about any of our grant programs.  Dates for FY2023 include:


As always, feel free to call (800-622-5284) or email us ( any time with your questions if these options don’t work for you.


Meet With Our Grants Administrator

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.  Click here to schedule time with her.


Online Grant Workshops

Register for one of our online workshops to learn about our available grants.  We’ll cover guidelines, applications, and the granting process, along with taking time for questions about your specific projects.

June 15, 2022: Art Project Grants.  Noon – 1 pm.  Video recording of June 15 Art Project webinar.

July 7, 2022: Grants for Individuals (covering Artist Equity, Quick Support for Artists, and two NEW grants: Artist Growth and Advanced Artist Fellowship).  Noon – 1 pm.  Video recording of July 7 Grants for Individuals webinar.

July 21, 2022: Quick Support for Organizations.  Noon – 1 pm.  Video recording of July 21 Quick Support for Organizations webinar.

August 4, 2022: Equipment & Facilities Improvement.  Noon – 1 pm.  Video recording of August 4 Equipment & Facilities Improvement webinar.

August 25, 2022: Arts in the Schools.  5:30-6:30 pm.  Video recording of August 25 Arts in the Schools grants webinar.

September 29, 2022: Art Legacy Project.  Noon – 1 pm.  Video recording of September 29 Art Legacy Project webinar.

February 9, 2023: Art Study Opportunity for Youth.  5:30-6:30 pm.  Video recording of February 9 Art Study Opportunity for Youth webinar.

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