SMAC calendar published Aug. 19, 2020
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council news and deadlines
The workshops are free of charge, but advance registration is required. Call 800-622-5284, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the website www.swmnarts.org for more information.
Artist talk: Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m., join our monthly virtual conversations for artists, makers and creators. The guest artist speaker will be Marjorie Nilssen of New London. Check website for log-in details.
Grants for schools
Arts in the Schools: for artist residencies or field trips that include educator training and community involvement; juried student art exhibits; and prepackaged theater experiences. Up to $4,000 (artist residencies) or $2,500 (field trips, juried exhibits, or prepackaged theatre). No cash match required. Applications due Oct. 14, grant writing webinar 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3.
Grants for Artists
Grant deadlines for the 2020-21 fiscal year for individual artist grants. Round 2 deadline is Jan. 13, with earliest start date March 1.
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, Sept. 1 through May 1, 2021 or until funding for the year has been expended. Webinar noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 20 to learn about the guidelines, requirements, and application process. Webinar is free, participants must register to be able to join the meeting.
Emerging Artist Grants: up to $2,500 to aid emerging artists at an early stage of their career development with projects that will advance their career.
Established Career Artist Grants: up to $7,000 to aid established career artists with projects that will advance their career.
Community Collaboration Grants; up to $10,000 to artists to create a major new work while collaborating with the community, introducing community members to the arts in a new way. No match requirements.
Grants for Arts Organizations
Grant deadlines and webinar dates for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Round 1 deadline Sept. 9, with earliest start date Nov. 1.
Art Project Grants: up to $7,000 in funding, to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts; pre-packaged theater residencies limited to $2,500; no cash match required this year; grant writing webinar online from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 29, free, pre-registration required.