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.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.