Individual Artists: Emerging & Established Career Grants

Provides up to $2,500 to emerging artists and $7,000 to established career artists for projects that will advance their skills and artistic careers.  No match requirements.

Artwork by Eva Margaret of Willmar, MN. Oil on paperclay, wood panel, paint markers. Of a man's face and abstract shapes behind him.

“istherelifeonmerz” by Willmar, MN artist Eva Margaret.

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DEADLINES for FY 2022 

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


Round I

SMAC Individual Artist grant workshop webinar: June 24, 2021, noon to 1:00 pm.

Video recording of June 24, 2021 webinar available here.

  • Application Deadline: August 4, 2021
  • Panel Review: August 28, 2021
  • Board Action: September 28, 2021
  • Earliest project start date:  October 1, 2021


Round II

SMAC Individual Artist grant workshop webinar: November 30, 2021, 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
Register here.

  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2022
  • Panel Review: February 5, 2022
  • Board Action: February 22, 2022
  • Earliest project start date: March 1, 2022




(July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)


FY 2022 Individual Artist: Emerging & Established Career 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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Grants Awarded


Grants At A Glance

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