SMAC calendar published Nov. 18, 2020
SMAC events in the next month
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: Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m. Join our monthly virtual conversations for artists, makers and creators. The guest artist will be Olga Krasovska of Granite Falls. This talk will be her Virtual Artist Reception for her current show in the SMAC Gallery as well as our monthly artist talk. Check the website for log-in details.
Going virtual grant
The new Going Virtual: Equipment, Technology & Training Grant provides arts organizations up to $1,000 for equipment or technology that will allow them to provide virtual events and programming. Applicants can also use the funds to participate in “go-virtual” training or consultations. Receiving a grant:
Granite Area Arts Council: $826, to purchase a Zoom subscription for one year to use it for online classes to reach larger audiences and to pay Open Voices for one-on-one consultations on taking their arts to digital spaces. They will purchase equipment to assist in going virtual, such as a microphone, tripod, stabilizer and lighting to use with their existing tablet and personal phones.
Arts Project grants
Receiving Art Project Grants of up to $7,000 in matching funds to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts recently were:
Lac qui Parle Historical Society, Madison: $4,216 for their play production of the "Lac qui Parle Radio Hour,” a radio show performed before a live audience, as part of Lac qui Parle County’s 150th anniversary celebration.
Meander Art Crawl of the Upper Minnesota River Valley: $7,000 for the 2021 event, which will take place the first weekend of October.
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; grant writing webinar online from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 3, free, pre-registration required.
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.
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.
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, application deadline, Dec. 1 or until funding runs out.
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; deadline Dec. 9, with earliest start date Feb. 1.
Art Legacy Project Grants: up to $20,000 in funding, for large-scale projects that will leave an arts legacy; no cash match required this year; deadline March 3, with earliest start date April 1; grant writing webinar online Jan. 21, free, pre-registration required.
Grants for Facilities
Grant deadlines and webinar dates for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Round 1 deadline Feb. 10, earliest start date April 1, 2020.
Equipment/Facilities Improvement Grants: up to $10,000 in funding for the purchase of equipment items and facilities improvement that will improve the organization’s capacity to serve the arts needs. No cash match this year; grant writing webinar online from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 5, free, pre-registration required.