Advanced Artist Fellowship

Provides up to $7,000 in project funds to established advanced artists who exhibit creative excellence, a substantial body of work, and significant recognition of their artistic accomplishments.  Two fellowships awarded per year.

Painting of feathers radiating out from the sun, interspersed with stylized horses

“Prayer for the Horses”,  painting by John Sterner of Marshall, MN.

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Materials for FY 2023

(July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)

FY 2023 Advanced Artist Fellowship Guidelines

FY 2023 Application Questions  (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2023 Budget Form (also available within the application)

FY 2023 Scoring Criteria

FY 2023 Final Report Questions (editable document for draft writing)



Dates & Deadlines for FY 2023

(July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)
FY 2023 Grant Calendar


SMAC Grants for Individuals online workshop: July 7, 2022, noon to 1:00 pm.
Video recording of July 7 Grants for Individuals webinar.

  • Request staff draft review by October 5, 2022
  • Application Deadline: October 19, 2022
  • Panel Review: November 9, 2022
  • Board Action: November 22, 2022
  • Earliest project start date: December 1, 2022



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 above), 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.


Video Tutorial for Online Grant System



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Grants Awarded

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