Foundation / Corporation
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC)
02/12/20 4:30 PM
Grants of up to $10,000 to Southwest Minnesota arts-focused nonprofit organizations and government agencies to improve arts venues and facilities. Funding may be used to improve facilities and purchase equipment that will strengthen the organization’s capacity to provide arts programming in the eighteen counties of the SMAC service region: Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Swift, and Yellow Medicine.
Grants will primarily be made to arts organizations whose missions are focused primarily the arts and who are located in the SW MN Arts Council (SMAC) region. Requests for equipment will be accepted from non-arts organizations if the case can be made that the main purpose is to support community arts projects.
The grant review panel will score applications based on:
-The merit of the organization and the artistic quality of its programs
-The impact of the project on the organization
-The feasibility of the project
-The outcome evaluation plan for the project
GrantWatch ID#: 178334
Equipment & Facilities Improvement grants are available for up to $10,000 or 80% of the total project cash costs, whichever is less.
Funds received through this grant program are capped at $50,000 per organization within a 10-year timeframe.
Applicants can only receive up to $50,000 for equipment & facilities improvement within a decade.
The start date for a SMAC grant is defined as the point at which the project is set in motion (e.g. rehearsals, advertising and public notification, payment of fees, ordering and/or paying for supplies or printed material, etc.).
- Round I deadline: earliest project start date: November 1, 2019
- Round II deadline: earliest project start date: April 1, 2020
No funds can be expended prior to the project start date. No paid advertising by the applicant can take place before the start date, whether or not it will be paid for through the grant, however, posting basic information such as event dates is allowed.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=aBcdzT88cir250M2P6FpRw2
Caroline Koska, Financial & Grants Administrator
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council
114 North 3rd Street
PO Box 55
Marshall, MN 56258
Toll-Free:+1 800 622 5284
Telephone:+1 507 537 1471
USA: Minnesota: Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Swift and Yellow Medicine Counties
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