The Montana Arts Council (MAC) is pleased to announce the availability of COVID-19 emergency funding to offset losses and encourage continued creative efforts. MAC will award funds to nonprofit organizations, artists, and cultural workers in Montana. The funds come through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Join Montana Arts Council staff for an introductory session on the new Montana CARES funding opportunities. For those joining in real time, the second half of each webinar will include time for questions. You may also register to receive the webinars for later viewing.  Registration links for specific webinars are below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Montana CARES Individuals will award up to $2,500 to professional artists impacted by COVID-19.  To review the guidelines please CLICK HERE

CARES Individuals Webinar:


Montana CARES Recovery provides up to $1,000 to nonprofit organizations and professional artists that have suffered losses from canceled opportunities.To review the guidelines please CLICK HERE

CARES Recovery Webinar:


Through Montana CARES Partners, recent grantees of the MAC Public Value Partnership can receive up to $3,000 to stabilize their on-going public service. To review the guidelines please CLICK HERE

CARES Partners Webinar: 
Access Password: Partners!2020

Click here to begin an application for any of the three programs.

If you're a current CARES grantee and need to submit your final report, information regarding reporting can be found here.


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