SLAM is a non-profit with the mission of "promoting the arts and art education in the state in a manner that enriches and involves the community".  

This grant is in response to the COVID-19 qualified disaster.  It is meant to alleviate financial distress caused by the pandemic.  

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This registration form contains all the information we need to promote your work during this upcoming holiday shopping season.  

We will use the information contained here to encourage our patrons to support local artists when buying for the holidays (and beyond)!

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, Support Local Artists and Musicians (SLAM) is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of artists and musicians who have been negatively impacted by the economic fallout from this qualified disaster. 

For as long as our Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, we will disburse one-time grants up to $1,000 to artists and musicians who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 virus.


  • In accordance with our mission, SLAM will continue to focus its support on artists and musicians and relief will be provided to those who can demonstrate that they have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Applicants must be individual artists or musicians. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply. Although we recognize the vital contributions that they make.
  • Applicants must be living in Montana at least part of the year and have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other)


SLAM’s Emergency Grant panel consists of established practicing artists, community members & panelists that have also served in other peer review processes.

Panelists consider the urgent nature of each request. The clarity of the written request will directly determine the outcome. 


Receipt of your application will be acknowledged via an automated email.  Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis. 

Please do not contact SLAM about the status of your application. All applicants will receive notification of the panel's decision. Checks will be mailed to awardees within one week of determination.

SLAM has a small team that is responsible for reviewing all Emergency Grant requests. We appreciate applicants refraining from calling with phone inquiries.

SLAM is a non-profit located in Bozeman, Montana. We are dedicated to supporting the arts in the state in a manner that enriches and involves the community.

The SLAM Scholarship fund is available to residents of the state of Montana interested in pursuing artistic endeavors. This could encompass a wide range of opportunities, including, but not limited to:

Camps, Lessons, Workshops, Higher Education, Residencies, and Community art projects.

Recipients will be selected by the SLAM board of directors.

Funds will be allocated at the discretion of SLAM and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Scholarships must be used within one calendar year of the application.

Upon review of an application, SLAM may decide to award a scholarship that would not meet the entire requested amount, but would help to fund a portion of the proposed project.

If awarded a SLAM scholarship, you agree to sign a release, allowing SLAM to utilize your name and project for promotional purposes. We request that you maintain communication throughout your project with SLAM to monitor the progress and effect of SLAM funding programs.

Overview of a SLAM Board Member

SLAM's Mission Statement: To promote the arts and art education in the state in a manner that enriches and involves the community.

We strive to comprise a Board of involved individuals, from diverse backgrounds, with vision & commitment, who are willing to work cooperatively & effectively to contribute their talents & resources for the good of the organization. The SLAM Board is governed by bylaws established and approved by the Board. At anytime, through the guidance & vote of the Board, these bylaws can be amended and changed.

Please consider the following individual board member responsibilities when submitting your application:

• Attend meetings regularly and show commitment to all board activities

• Be well informed on issues and agenda items in advance of meetings

• Contribute skills, knowledge & experience when appropriate

• Listen carefully to fellow Board members

• Chair 1 or more ad-hoc committee

• Engage in Board activities, including fundraising

• Positively represent & promote SLAM within the community

• Avoid conflict of interest & always make decisions based on the best interest of SLAM

• Make an annual financial contribution to SLAM

Expected meeting and festival attendance:

• Attend scheduled monthly Board meetings. (Approx. once a month throughout the year) Attending not less than 80% of the meetings without missing 2 consecutively.

• Direct, co-ordinate & attend all ad-hoc committee meetings you Chair or help with. These are separate from monthly Board meetings.

• Attend & participate in the planning of and follow-through of festivals, and fundraising/promotional events.

• In the event you can not attend a scheduled Board meeting, you must contact one of the Directors to inform them of your absence and e-mail them any developments, committee or otherwise, prior to the meeting so that it may be shared with the Board.