Equipment & Facilities Improvement Grants

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

Relevent Country: United States of America

The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is offering grants for the purchase of equipment items and facilities improvements that will strengthen arts organizations’ capacity to serve the arts needs of the region.

Common requests include items like sound and lighting equipment, structural and accessibility improvements, office equipment, and storage.

Funding Information

  • Equipment and Facilities Improvement grants are available for up to $10,000. In fiscal year 2023, no cash match is required.

Geographical Focus

  • Applicant organizations must be located within the eighteen counties of the SW MN Arts Council 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 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

  • The Equipment and Facilities Improvement grant program is open to nonprofit organizations as described in Section 501 (c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code with Articles of Incorporation on file with the State of Minnesota or official units of city, county, or state government of the State of Minnesota.
  • The main focus of this program is organizations whose mission is focused primarily on the arts, but non-arts organizations may also apply if their project directly serves community arts needs.