SMAC calendar published Feb. 20, 2020

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council news and deadlines



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

Grants: will be held by webinar for each grant program approximately six weeks before each deadline. The dates are listed with each deadline, all are free, but you must pre-register to be able to join the webinar.

Open office support: will be every second Tuesday of the month between 10 a.m.and 2 p.m. for assistance with any grant-related questions. Receive one-on-one guidance in: finding the right program, learning how to apply, preparing work samples, preparing budgets for proposals and more. SMAC staff will be available to help with any questions related to your applications, projects, final reports, or eligibility. Drop in for 30 minutes or stay the whole time. No RSVPs are necessary.

Grants for Artists

Art Study Opportunity for Youth Grants: up to $500 in funding for students in grades 5-12 for an enrichment camp or specialty study. Standard weekly lessons are allowed only for those students who qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program. Deadline April 1, 2020, earliest start date May 1, 2020, grant writing webinar Feb. 20.

Monthly grants

Grant deadlines for the 2019-20 fiscal year.


Monthly grants: Arts Organization Development, Legacy project planning and Organizations start-up; first-come, first-served monthly deadlines are 4:30 p.m. the first of each month through April.

Grants for Arts Organizations

Grant deadlines and webinar dates for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Round 3 deadline March 25, 2020, with earliest start date May 1.

Art Project Grants: up to $7,000 in funding with 20% cash match required to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts. (pre-packaged theater residencies limited to $2,500).

Art Legacy Project Grants: up to $25,000 in funding with 20% cash match required for large-scale projects that will leave an arts legacy.

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Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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