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


Two Artist Equity grant workshop webinars: View a recording of our August 20 webinar here or register for upcoming webinar on January 19 from noon- 1 pm (register here).

  • Application Deadline: Ongoing, September 1, 2020 through May 1, 2021 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



Applicants may fill out and submit their application in several ways:
• through our online grant system
• in a Word document, submitted by email to, along with required attachments
• on paper with required attachments, submitted by mail or dropped off at our office:

SW MN Arts Council
PO Box 55
114 N 3rd St.
Marshall, MN 56258

If you plan to fill out a paper application, print out the application and budget form, or contact us to request paper copies to be mailed to you.



(July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)

FY 2021 Artist Equity 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

FY2021 Final Report Questions (editable document for draft writing)

Video Tutorial for Online Grant System

Grant System Guide for Applicants (PDF)



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Grants Awarded


Grants At A Glance

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