Emerging Artist Grants Program – United States
The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council has launched the Emerging Artist Grants Program to aid emerging artists at an early stage of their career development with projects that will advance their career.
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Projects may include but are not limited to:
Purchase of supplies necessary to complete a body of work
Compensated time for work on a specific body of work
Day care costs while working on a specific body of work
One-on-one study with a mentor
Attendance at workshops or conferences for professional or artistic development
Rental of facilities for presenting work or for studio space
Editing or other costs related to publishing
Grant Amount: Up to $2,500 in funding.
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The Individual Artist grant program is open to permanent residents within 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 counties) or on tribal lands within the service area. They acknowledge that this region occupies the traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of the Dakota people, who have stewarded these lands throughout the generations.
Applicants must be a region resident for at least six months prior to submitting an application and remain a resident throughout the contract period. Applicants may be asked to provide proof of residency, which must be demonstrated by the following, each showing an eligible address: 1) A valid MN state ID/driver’s license or other federally recognized documentation and 2) Bills for utilities or mortgage/rent.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old by the time of signing their grant contract. Applicants must also have no outstanding final reports due to SMAC. An artist may not apply for a second project that runs concurrently with another SMAC-funded individual artist grant project.
For more information, visit https://swmnarts.org/grants/smac-grants-for-individual-artists/individual-artists-emerging-grants/