For Artists


Artist's Innovation Awards are to honor the innovative ideas, practices and the contributions of Montana artists.

Any person, association, group, or governmental agency may apply for Cultural & Aesthetic Project Grants.

Strategic Investment Grants for the Arts provide up to $1,000 in matching funds to professional artists, nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organizations and Pre K–12 teachers in Montana


Business Preparation and MAP offer opportunities for Montana's visual artists to learn about building a sustainable business in art.

The Governor's Arts Awards program honors outstanding citizens and organizations in Montana whose achievements in the arts benefit all Montanans.

Montana's Circle of American Masters in the Visual Folk and Traditional Arts showcases Montana's rich and vital living heritage by recognizing the state's visual folk artists who have created a significant body of work.

Montana Poet Laureate is a position that recognizes and honors a citizen poet of exceptional talent and accomplishment.

In the Percent for Art program the Montana legislature allocates up to 1% of a qualifying state building’s renovation or construction costs and sets this aside for the purchase and commission of public works of art.


Artists in Schools and Communities Registry lists professional working artists available for community and school residencies.

Professional Development: information on current resources for teaching artists.

State of the Arts is published four times a year by the Montana Arts Council. Montanans can receive the newspaper for free.

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