Art Study Opportunity for Youth Grants

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Southwest Minnesota Arts Council
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This year we are doing a special fundraising campaign to award more STUDENTS with arts grants!


raised by 5 people

$1,500 goal

SMAC doesn't want to turn down any child who wants to further themselves in art education. Every child is worthy to learn about the arts. Before extra fundraising last year, SMAC only had the funding to award 8 grants in our Art Study Opportunity for Youth Grants--but there are more than 8 children in SW MN who wish to pursue art!

What are our Art Study Opportunity for Youth grants? These grants provide up to $500 to allow young artists entering grades 5 – 12 to attend an enrichment camp or specialty study. Costs for standard weekly lessons (such as piano or voice lessons) are allowed for students who qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program.

Arts funding for schools continue to go down and schools have trouble funding arts programs. As a result, students aren't always getting what they need in traditional school settings. For students who want to expand their arts learning, there needs to be another option. Kids deserve exposure to the arts in the same way they deserve exposure to sports and other competitions and excellence pursuits! 

SMAC provides 8-12 youth art grants per year to help kids explore the arts. With your support, we can provide more opportunities for more kids. SMAC can say "yes" to every child.

Your gift of $100 or more by December 31st will help SMAC say "yes" to more kids who want to pursue the arts! If 15 donors gave $100 each, we could award 3 more students this spring. With 30 donors we could award 6 more students, and with 40 donors ($4,000) we could DOUBLE the amount of students awarded grants this spring!

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