Winter 2018/19: Upcoming SMAC Deadlines

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Upcoming SMAC grant deadlines

Click here for a printable pdf of all SMAC Deadlines for fiscal year 2019!


Due to the amount of high quality applications we have received and awarded, the third round of Individual Artist grants for Developing Artists and Established Career Artists has been canceled. However, we will still be holding the third round for Individual Artist with Community Collaboration grants, as the funds come from a different source than the other Individual Artist grants.


March 1, & April 1, 2019, 4:30 pm: Monthly Arts Organization Grants (Art Legacy Project Planning Grants, Arts Organization Development Grants & Arts Organization Start Up Grants) Applications Due

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, August-November 2018 & January-April 2019. 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 (increased from $2,000 last year) for plan for a specific large-scale project or activity that will create or advance a strong arts legacy in Minnesota.

Arts Organization Development grants provide arts organization in the SMAC region with up to $5,000 in matching funds to increase their long-term stability and capacity through organizational development and management projects.

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.



February 13, 4:30 pm, 2019: Equipment/Facilities Improvement Grant Applications Due

Equipment and Facilities improvement grants provides arts organizations with up to $10,000 in matching funds for the purchase of equipment items and facilities improvement that will strengthen the organization’s capacity to serve the arts needs of the SMAC region.




March 20, 4:30 pm, 2019: Art Project Grant & Art Legacy Project Grant Applications Due

Art project grants provide organizations in the SMAC region with up to $7,000 in matching funds to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts (pre-packaged theatre residencies limited to $2,500).
Art Legacy Project grants provide organizations in the SMAC region with up to $25,000 in matching funds to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts through large-scale projects that will leave an arts legacy in southwest Minnesota.

March 20, 4:30 pm, 2019:  Individual Artist Community Collaboration Grants Applications Due

Individual Artist Community Collaboration grants provide up to $10,000 to artists to create a major new work while collaborating with the community, introducing community members to the arts in a new way.


April 3, 4:30 pm, 2019: Art Study Opportunity for Youth Grant Applications Due

Art Study Opportunity for Youth grants provide up to $500 to allow young artists in grade 5-12 to attend an enrichment camp or specialty study. Standard weekly lessons are allowed only for students who qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program. No match requirements.


April 15, 4:30 pm, 2019: 2019 Prairie Disciple Award Nominations Due

The Prairie Disciple Award is for $1,000 and it acknowledges one person who has been instrumental in promoting the arts in the 18-county region of Southwest Minnesota.

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