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.


(July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020)


FY 2020 Art Study Opportunity for Youth Grant Guidelines

FY 2020 General Grant Guidelines (applies to all grant programs)

FY 2020 Application Questions  (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2020 Budget Form (also available within the application)

FY 2020 Evaluation Criteria   

Video Tutorial for Online Grant System

Grant System Guide for Applicants (PDF)



DEADLINE for FY 2020

SMAC Art Study Opportunity for Youth grant workshop webinar: February 20, 2020, 5:30-6:30 pm.  Please register here or by contacting SMAC staff:, 800-622-5284.

View a video recording of our February 20 webinar.

  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Panel Review: April 21, 2020
  • Board Action: April 28, 2020
  • Earliest project start date:  May 1, 2020


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Grants Awarded


Grants At A Glance