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.
McKnight Media Artist Fellowship
Administered by IFP Minnesota The goal of the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Media Artists program is to identify talented Minnesota media artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage beyond emerging. The fellowship program supports established artists by providing significant financial assistance, by creating opportunities to meet with…details
New Lincoln County SMAC Board representative
SMAC welcomes Pam Blake!
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council welcomes Pam Blake of Tyler as their new board representative for Lincoln County. Pam was a K-12 art teacher for 28 years. While teaching, she was involved in the South Dakota Arts Educators Association and she also received numerous artist-in-schools grants from SMAC and the South Dakota Arts Council. Over 30 years ago she helped start…details