SMAC calendar published April 21, 2021

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council events in the next month



The workshops are free of charge, but advance registration is required. Call 800-622-5284 or email Check the website,, for more information.

Copyright workshop: April 27, 3 to 5 p.m., or May 26, 7 to 9 p.m., when arts organizations record and post musical and theatrical performances online, whether as videos or streaming, there are a wide variety of legal issues involved beyond what you might need to consider for a live, in-person performance. An attorney from Springboard’s Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts program will cover copyright basics, music licensing, rights clearance and other legal aspects of online performances, for both presenting organizations and for individual artists. The same content will be covered in both dates via Zoom or by audio only using a phone.

Grants for Artists

Grant deadlines for the 2020-21 fiscal year for individual artist grants.

Artist Equity grants: up to $4,000 to aid Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other artists of color with projects that will advance their skills and artistic careers. No match requirements and applications ongoing, through May 1, or until funding for the year has been expended.

Grants for Arts Organizations

Grant deadlines and webinar dates for the 2020-21 fiscal year.


Going virtual equipment, technology and training grant: This special grant program, funded with Minnesota Disaster Relief Funds, provides up to $1,000 to aid arts organizations in the SMAC Region with equipment or technology that will allow them to provide virtual events and programming. Applicants can also use the monies to participate in “go-virtual” training or consultations. No match requirements, funds still available through May 1.

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