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.


July 2024: Open Office Hours on the 3rd Tuesday, 7/16/24

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Grants Q&A Sessions

In-Person Sessions

Learn about grant programs for FY2025 (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025) and ask questions.  Dates include:

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 7-8 pm, Ortonville Mercantile & Gallery, Ortonville.  Register for Ortonville workshop.
  • August 2024, Jackson, TBD.
  • September/October 2024, Glencoe, TBD.
  • November 2024, Canby, TBD.
  • January 2025, Walnut Grove, TBD.

Virtual Sessions

Get questions answered about any of our grant programs or your project ideas.  This year we’ll have grant program videos available instead of interactive workshops for each grant, so these Q&A sessions are your opportunity to get your questions answered.  Dates include:

Grantwriting Topics

Reaching Underserved and Underrepresented Communities

October 8, 2024, 7-8 pm, online. 

Organizations will learn how to approach SMAC application questions about reaching those who may be underserved or underrepresented their communities, along with strategies for making connections.

Register for Reaching Communities workshop.

Grant Goals and Evaluation

Monday, November 4, 7-8 pm, online.

Organizations and individuals will learn how to create goals for their grant projects and how to plan for measuring impact.

Register for Evaluation workshop.

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

June 17, 2024: All Grants Q & A, online

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 Training Videos

Art Project Grants

Fiscal Year 2025

Art Study Opportunity for Youth

Fiscal Year 2025

Public Art

Fiscal Year 2025

Previous Year:

Grants for Individuals

July 6, 2023

Arts in the Schools

July 18, 2023

Quick Support for Organizations

July 11, 2023

Equipment & Facilities Improvement

December 11, 2023

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