Artist Equity Grants

Provides up to $4,000 to aid Black, Indigenous, and other artists of color with projects that will advance their skills and artistic career.



Beaded floral design in red, green, and blue on a black background

“Holistic Prairie Floral” beaded design by Autumn Cavender of Granite Falls, MN.

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Materials for FY 2023

(July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)

FY 2023 Artist Equity Grant Guidelines

FY 2023 Application Questions (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2023 Budget Form (also available within the application)

FY 2023 Scoring Criteria

FY2023 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 at least one week before deadline
  • 1st of each month, August 2022 – May 2023, or until funds are expended
  • Panel Scores: due by the 3rd Monday of the month
  • Board Action: 4th Tuesday of the month
  • Earliest Project Start Date: the first day of the following month



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

Grants At A Glance

Additional Materials

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