Artist Equity Grants

Provides up to $4,000 to aid Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other artists of color with projects  that will advance their skills and artistic careers.  No match requirements.

Brightly colored pair of beaded moccasins. The main body of each moccasins has a green background with a pattern of multi-colored concentric diamonds. The top of each moccasins has a cuff of natural leather.

Moccasins by Eileen O’Keefe of Morton, MN.

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DEADLINES for FY 2022 

(July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
FY 2022 Grant Calendar


SMAC Artist Equity grant workshop webinars: July 1, 2021, noon to 1:00 pm (register here), and January 18, 2022, 7:00 to 8:00 pm (register here).

Video recording of July 1, 2021 webinar available here.

  • Ongoing Deadline: August 1, 2021 through May 1, 2022 or until funding for the year has been expended
  • Panel Review: Applications received by the 1st of the month will be reviewed mid-month
  • Board Action: Applications received by the 1st of the month will be acted on by the end of that month
  • Earliest project start date:  at least 30 days after application submission




(July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)


FY 2022 Artist Equity Grant Guidelines

FY 2022 General Grant Guidelines (applies to all grant programs)

FY 2022 Application Questions    (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2022 Budget Form (also available within the application)
Excel Form
PDF Form

FY 2022 Scoring Criteria

FY2022 Final Report Questions (editable document for draft writing)

Video Tutorial for Online Grant System

Grant System Guide for Applicants (PDF)



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