Art Legacy Project Grants

Provides organizations in the SMAC region with up to $20,000 to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts through large-scale projects that will leave an arts legacy in Southwest Minnesota. No cash match required in fiscal year 2021.

Photograph taken in the late evening of an old tractor that has been converted to an art sculpture by the wheel and body being replaced with stained glass window art that is very colorful. Depicts abstract flowers. There is light behind it, making the portions that are glass light up.

Sculpture in Montevideo, MN by Karl Unnasch of Chatfield, MN.

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DEADLINE for FY 2021

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


SMAC Art Legacy Project & Art Legacy Project Planning grant workshop webinar: January 21, 2021, noon to 1 pm.  Register here.

  • Application Deadline: March 3, 2021
  • Panel Review: March 20, 2021
  • Board Action: March 23, 2021
  • Earliest project start date: April 1, 2021




(July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)


FY 2021 Art Legacy Project 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

FY 2021 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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