Montana Arts Council

An Agency of State Government

Statewide Service Organizations

Statewide Arts Service Organizations (SSO) Public Value Partnerships provide operating support.

A Statewide Arts Service Organization (SSO) is defined as an organization with a statewide membership and statewide board of directors. Its primary function is to provide member organizations and artists with programs and services more efficiently and cost-effectively than if those members had to acquire them individually.

Statewide Service Organization (SSO) grants provide operating support for Montana non-profit arts organizations with statewide service impact and members and clients must include organizations, not just individuals. The program recognizes strong operations, stable management, ongoing engagement, and high-quality services.

Successful applicants will expand opportunities for all Montanans to create, participate in, and appreciate Montana’s wide range of cultural resources. Applicants may be prioritized to equalize awards across geographic area and disciplines.

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Guidelines governing Statewide Service Organization Grants

Access the Montana Arts Council's application portal for detailed information on applying for SSO grants.

Review Statewide Service Organizations grant guidelines here.

The next application cycle will be in the spring of 2025.

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If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Han Burgoyne or (406) 444-6449.


FY20-21 SSO Grantees

Montana Art Gallery Directors Association MAGDA | Montana Art Gallery Directors' Association (

Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras MASO  Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras (

Montana Dance Arts Association MDAA  Montana Dance Arts Association 

Montana Performing Arts Consortium MPAC  Mtperformingarts 

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