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Operating Support Grants

Two-year grants for arts organizations with a current 501(c)(3) and at least two years of programming and financials, to be used for operating expenses.

For organizations with an average operating budget of less than $25,000, this grant provides up to 35% of the organization’s average operating budget each of the two years. For organizations with an average operating budget more than $25,000, the grant provides up to 15% of the organization’s average operating budget each of the two years.

Outside art activity at the Hutchinson Center for the arts. Tables are set up and people work with paint brushes at them.

Art activity at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts in Hutchinson, MN.

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DEADLINES for FY 2022 

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

 

SMAC Operating Support grant workshop webinar: August 5, 2021, noon to 1:00 pm.
Video recording of August 5, 2021 webinar available here.

  • Pre-Application Deadline: Email completed form (below) to info@swmnarts.org by September 15, 2021
  • Application Deadline: October 20, 2021
  • Panel Review: November 13, 2021
  • Board Action: November 22, 2021
  • Funding start date:  January 1, 2022

Applications for this two-year grant are open every other year.  The next opportunity will be in Fall 2023.

 

 

MATERIALS for FY 2022

(July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)

 

FY 2022 Operating Support Grant Guidelines

FY 2022 General Grant Guidelines (applies to all grant programs)

Pre-Application: FY 2022 Two-Year Financial Statement Form (also available within the application)

FY 2022 Application Questions   (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2022 Scoring Criteria

FY2022 Interim Report Questions  (editable document for draft writing)

FY2023 Final Report Questions  (editable document for draft writing)

Video Tutorial for Online Grant System

Grant System Guide for Applicants (PDF)

 

 

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