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. Standard weekly lessons (such as piano or voice lessons) are allowed only for those students who qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program.  Arts supplies costs are allowed for students attending a MN public arts high school.  No match requirements.

A photo of two young men playing stringed instruments, violin (standing) and cello (sitting). They are light skinned with short brown hair and wear casual dress clothes.

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DEADLINE for FY 2021

(July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)
FY 2021 Grant Calendar


SMAC Art Study Opportunity for Youth grant workshop webinar: February 18, 2021, 5:30-6:30 pm.  Register here.

  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Panel Review: April 20, 2021
  • Board Action: April 27, 2021
  • Earliest project start date:  May 1, 2021




(July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)
FY 2021 Grant Calendar


FY 2021 Art Study Opportunity for Youth Grant Guidelines

FY 2021 General Grant Guidelines (applies to all grant programs)

FY 2021 Application Questions  (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2021 Budget Form (also available within the application)

FY 2021 Scoring Criteria

FY 2021 Final Report Questions (editable document for draft writing)

Video Tutorial for Online Grant System

Grant System Guide for Applicants (PDF)



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