SMAC calendar published Aug. 5, 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.
Open office support: Aug. 11, between 10 a.m.and 2 p.m., for assistance with any grant-related questions. Email the SMAC office, email@example.com, to set up a time to meet via phone or web conference for assistance with any grant-related questions. We can also accommodate group meetings digitally. Receive one-on-one guidance in finding the right program, learning how to apply, preparing work samples, preparing budgets for proposals and more. Staff will be available to help with any questions related to your applications, projects, final reports or eligibility.
Conversations for organizations: Aug. 18, 3 p.m. Join our monthly conversations for organizations via your computer, tablet or smartphone. This month the main topic is “land acknowledgements.” Check website for log-in details.
Artist talk: Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m. Join our monthly virtual conversations for artists, makers and creators. Check website for log-in details.
Grants for Artists
Grant deadlines for the 2020-21 fiscal year for individual artist grants. Round 1 deadline is Aug. 12, with earliest start date Oct. 1.
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.
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.
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.
Grant writing webinar: Online from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 6. Learn about the guidelines, requirements and application process. Webinar is free, participants must register to be able to join the meeting.
Art Project Grants: U 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.
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 theater). No cash match required. Applications due Oct. 14, grant writing webinar 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3.