Dear MMC Members and Friends,

We are watching your streaming gigs, we are following your stories, and we miss you in real life.

If you are struggling, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and reference the COVID-19 Resource List found on our website, and just below in this email. Music supporters, please donate as you are able to the organizations listed below.
We at the MMC are planning weekly web workshops to get needed info out to our members, and the Minnesota music community at large. We'll be asking for input on what would be most useful at this time.

Members and friends have really stepped up to help and support one another with kindness, generosity, and fortitude. We encourage you to keep it up, keep your spirits up, let your music be your refuge and your creativity be your release. Check on your people and encourage their art.

We can't wait to see what music springs from this weird era, we can't wait to see you online, and we can't wait to see you in real life again, soon!

Peace and music,
Mary McKoskey - Board Chair
COVID-19 Resources:
Individual Artist Relief Funds:
Information/Resources: Insurance:
NEW! MMC Web Workshops
Join us via Zoom on Friday's at 11am for our new workshop series: MMC Web Workshops! Topics will relate to the changing business of music in this COVID-19 era.

What topics would you like to see highlighted in this series? Please send any & all suggestions to
We'll see you at our first workshop next Friday, April 3! 

Every Friday | 11am-12pm
Wherever you are! | Zoom link in FB page
Free & open to the public
MnSpin Submissions - Deadline Today!
The deadline to submit your music to MnSpin is TODAY, March 25th! Open to all genres, and a $200 payment if your album is chosen.
Have you seen our latest social media series? Every Monday we're featuring MMC member artists on Instagram and Facebook who are thriving in their careers!

Are you releasing new music soon? Do you have a cool live stream gig coming up? Send it our way and we'll spread the love online!

Recent artists:
Kaleidoscope Effect | The Brilliance | Miki SpeerMae Simpson
Current Grant Opportunities:

Grant Opportunities:
Here are some grants currently available to Minnesota musicians. Please read guidelines carefully and contact the granting organization to make sure you qualify.
Minnesota State Arts Board:
Artist Initiative Grant
Amount: Range of $2,000-$10,000
Deadline: April 24, 2020

Minnesota State Arts Board:
Folk and Traditional Arts Grant
Amount: $5,000 - $50,000
Deadline: May 15, 2020

For Northwest Region artists:
Artist Quick Turn Around Grant
Amount: up to $500
Deadline: First come, first served basis each quarter (starting in April).

For Arrowhead Region artists:
Arts Learning Grant
Amount: up to $5,000 
Deadline: March 27, 2020

For Arrowhead Region Artists:
Small Grant: COVID-19 Emergency
Amount: up to $750
Deadline: ongoing, as long as the current situation lasts and funding allows

For Lake Region artists:
Career Development Grant
Amount: up to $1,200
Deadline: April 7, 2020

For Lake Region artists:
Fellowship Grant
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 5, 2020
For Five Wings Region artists:
Individual Artist Project Support Grant
Amount: up to $2,500
Deadline: the first Friday of every month

For Five Wings Region artists:
Individual Artist Professional Development Grant
Amount: up to $1,500
Deadline: the first Friday of every month

For Southwest Region artists:
Art Study Opportunity for Youth Grants
Amount: up to $500
Deadline: April 1, 2020

For East Central Region artists:
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grant
Amount: up to $1,000
Deadline: May 1, 2020 (extended)

For East Central Region artists:
ECRAC Mid-Career Artist Grant
Amount: up to $2,500
Deadline: May 1, 2020 (extended)

For Central Region artists:
Artist Emergency Assistance Grant
Amount: up to $500
Deadline: ongoing until funds have been expended.

For Metro Region artists:
MRAC Event: Coffee & Donuts with Program Directors
Friday, April 3, 9am-12pm ONLINE
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