Equipment & Facilities Improvement Grants

Provides up to $10,000 in matching funds to arts organizations for the purchase of equipment items and facilities improvements that will strengthen the organization’s capacity to serve the arts needs of the SMAC region. No cash match required in fiscal year 2023.

Outside theatre production in front of a lake. Stage and colored lights are all set up outside at night. Image from AMP's (Art & Mentoring Project) production of Moana Jr.

Image is from an AMP (Arts & Mentoring Project) theatrical production outdoors in Pipestone, MN. 

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Materials for FY 2023

(July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)

FY 2023 Equipment & Facilities Improvement Grant Guidelines

FY 2023 Application Questions (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2023 Budget Form (also available within the application)

FY 2023 Scoring Criteria

FY 2023 Final Report Questions (editable document for draft writing)



Dates & Deadlines for FY 2023 

(July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)
FY 2023 Grant Calendar


Round 1

SMAC Equipment & Facilities Improvement grant workshop webinar: August 4, 2022, noon to 1:00 pm.
Video recording of August 4 Equipment & Facilities Improvement webinar.

  • Request staff draft review by August 31, 2022
  • Application Deadline: September 14, 2022
  • Panel Review: October 6, 2022
  • Board Action: October 25, 2022
  • Earliest project start date:  November 1, 2022


Round 2

View recording of Equipment & Facilities Improvement grant workshop from August 4, 2022.

  • Request staff draft review by January 25, 2023
  • Application Deadline: February 8, 2023
  • Panel Review: March 4, 2023
  • Board Action: March 28, 2023
  • Earliest project start date: April 1, 2023



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

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