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Montana Arts Council Announces $750,000 in ARPA Funding

The Montana Arts Council (MAC) announces a one-time grant opportunity for professional artists made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The ARPA Artist grants for individuals will open March 17th with funds available to support specific, definable projects including presentations, performances, tours, workshops, research, and the creation of artwork. In April, an operating support grant for 501c3 arts organizations will follow; details for that grant will be made available soon.

The ARPA Artist grants will allow the Montana Arts Council to directly support artists for the creation of new work, and represent a unique opportunity for Montanans working in the arts to continue recovering from two years of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With award amounts ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, these grants are available to professionals working in any artistic discipline.

In the weeks leading up to the April 21st deadline, MAC staff will host a series of weekly Zoom Q&A sessions to answer questions about the application in the leadup to the deadline. The first session will be March 24th at 1 p.m. To register, go to

For more program information and details about how to apply, visit

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