We seek to encourage growth and development of the arts in southwest Minnesota by serving AS A SOURCE OF FUNDS AND TECHNICAL SERVICES WHICH ENABLE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUALS TO SPONSOR AND/OR CREATE AND PROMOTE THE ARTS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.
Serving 18 counties in Southwest Minnesota
Big Stone • Chippewa • Cottonwood • Jackson • Kandiyohi • Lac qui Parle • Lincoln • Lyon • McLeod • Meeker • Murray • Nobles • Pipestone • Redwood • Renville • Rock • Swift • Yellow Medicine
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council’s activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. The McKnight Foundation provides additional funding for our individual artists programs.
Area organizations awarded $172,382 in SMAC grants
The SW MN Arts Council has awarded $172,382 in grants to area organizations under the Art Project grant program, which provides organizations in the SMAC region with up to $5,000 in matching funds to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts; and under the Art Legacy Project grant program, which provides up to $20,000 in matching…details
Register your community theatre for this summer’s MACT Fast Fest in Pipestone
Minnesota Association of Community Theatres’ biennial short play festival, Fast Fest, will be held August 19 & 20 at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center in Pipestone, MN, hosted by The Calumet Players. The festival kicks off with a Friday night welcome party at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center. On Saturday, performances (and possible workshops) continue throughout the day and evening,…details