Art Study Opportunity for Youth Grants Program

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

Relevent Country: United States of America

The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is seeking applications for the Art Study Opportunity for Youth grant program that provides funding for students entering grades 5-12 to study their chosen art form with a practicing professional artist or attend an arts workshop, series of classes, or special training opportunity.

The project must address specific training as opposed to unrestricted support. Funding for standard weekly lessons (such as piano or voice lessons) is eligible for students who qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program.

Arts supplies costs are eligible for students attending a MN public arts high school.

Funding Information

  • Art Study Opportunity for Youth grants are available for up to $500.

Geographical Focus

  • The Art Study Opportunity for Youth grant program is open to permanent residents within the eighteen counties of the SW MN Arts Council service region (Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lacqui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Swift, and Yellow Medicine counties) or on tribal lands within their 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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:
  • A valid MN state ID/driver’s license or other federally recognized documentation and
  • Bills for utilities or mortgage/rent.