Workshops & Assistance

SW MN Arts Council staff members are here to assist you, and we welcome any questions you may have at any point in the grant process.  We offer several options to connect, including grantwriting workshops, Q&A sessions, open office hours, and scheduled meetings.

Grants Support Open Office Hours

SW MN Arts Council hosts grant support open office hours the second Tuesday of each month.  Stop in at our office in Marshall from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  You can use the time with SW MN Arts Council staff to talk through project ideas or get help finding the right grant program, filling out your application, preparing work samples or budget, or completing your final report.

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Grants Q&A Sessions

In-Person Sessions

Learn about grant programs for FY2024 (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024) and ask questions.  Dates include:

  • Thursday, June 15, 2023, 5:30-7 pm, Palace Theatre, 104 E Main St, Luverne, MN. 
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2023, 7:00-8:00 pm, Litchfield Opera House, 136 N Marshall Ave, Litchfield, MN. 
  • Thursday, September 21, 2023, 7:00-8:00 pm, Murray County Historical Museum, 2480 29th St, Slayton, MN. Register for Slayton grant workshop.
  • Kerkhoven, TBD.
  • November 2023, Fairfax, TBD.
  • January, 2024, Montevideo, TBD.

Virtual Sessions

Get questions answered about any of our grant programs or your project ideas.  Dates include:

  • Monday, June 12, 2023, 7-8 pm.
  • Monday, September 18, 2023, 7-8 pm.
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 7-8 pm. Register for December grants session.
  • Thursday, March 7, 2024, 7-8 pm. Registration coming soon.

Meet With Our Grants Administrator

SW MN Arts Council grants administrator Caroline Koska is available to meet with you by phone, web conference or in person in Marshall to answer your questions on grant eligibility and using the application system or to review a draft of your application. 

Our Next Grants Workshop

September 21, 2023: All SMAC Grants, Slayton

Register for our next workshop to learn about our available grants.
We’ll cover guidelines, applications and the granting process, and we'll answer questions about your specific projects.

Grant Workshops

Register for one of our free online workshops to learn about our available grants. We’ll cover guidelines, applications, and the granting process, along with taking time for questions about your specific projects.

Loose Gravel Music Festival Nate Boots
JUNE 20, 2023

Art Project Grants

Noon – 1 pm

Nancy Harms
JULY 6, 2023

Grants for Individuals

5:30 – 6:30 pm

JULY 11, 2023

Quick Support for Organizations

5:30 – 6:30 pm

JULY 18, 2023

Arts in the Schools

Noon - 1 pm

AUGUST 10, 2023

Operating Support

5:30 – 6:30 pm

NOVEMBER 2, 2023

Public Art

Noon – 1 pm

DECEMBER 11, 2023

Equipment & Facilities Improvement

Noon – 1 pm

Arts in the Schools or Art Study SWWC Conference for Young Artists PastelChalk Made Easy January 2022
FEBRUARY 15, 2024

Art Study Opportunity for Youth

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Registration Coming Soon

As always, feel free to call (800-622-5284) or email us ( any time with your questions if these options don’t work for you.

Past Grant Workshops

Did you miss one of our workshops? Not to worry! You can watch video recordings of past webinars here.

All Grants for FY24

June 12, 2023

Art Project Grants

June 20, 2023

Grants for Individuals

July 6, 2023

Quick Support for Organizations

July 11, 2023

Arts in the Schools

July 18, 2023

Operating Support

August 10, 2023

Previous Year:

Equipment & Facilities Improvement

August 4, 2022
Noon – 1 pm.

Art Legacy Project

September 29, 2022
Noon–1 pm

Art Study Opportunity for Youth

February 9, 2023
5:30–6:30 pm.

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