Art Legacy Project Planning Grants

Provides organizations in the SMAC region with up to $2,500 to plan for a specific large-scale project or activity that will create or advance a strong arts legacy in Minnesota. No cash match required in fiscal year 2021.

Outside mural on a building. The mural is comprised of many different squares done by the different artists, but all connecting into one picture of a historic building with lots of windows. These artwork squares are painted in different styles and color schemes.

Mural on the ’52 Wing historic building in Appleton.

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(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.

First-come, first-served monthly deadlines:

  • 1st of each month, January 2021 – April 2021, or until funds are expended
  • Board Action: Next scheduled board meeting
  • Earliest Project Start Date: the first day of the following month




(July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)


FY 2021 Art Legacy Project Planning 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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