Schools & Youth

Grants for schools and youth provide funds to advance arts education in the SMAC region, supporting the arts as essential to education and daily life.

School grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and an appropriation from the State’s general fund.

 

Youth grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and donations from individuals in the SMAC region.

Arts in the Schools Grants

Arts in the Schools Grants

Provides public schools with up to $4,000 for projects such as artist residencies, arts field trips, juried student art exhibits, etc. No cash match required.

Compas Roster of Artists

COMPAS maintains a Roster of Artists to help schools who are searching for qualified professionals to conduct residencies in schools.

Compas Roster of Artists
Art Study Opportunity for Youth Grants

Art Study Opportunity for Youth Grants

Provides up to $500 to allow young artists entering grades 5 – 12 to attend an enrichment camp or specialty study. Costs for standard weekly lessons are allowed for students who qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program.

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