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.
Congratulations to SMAC region theatre groups!
Calumet Players of Pipestone and The Fungus Amongus Players of Dassel-Cokato
MACT*Fest awards in the SMAC region MACT*Fest was held by the Minnesota Association of Community Theatres (MACT) in Marshall this year. It is a 2 day festival of performances by Minnesotan amateur community theatres and it also hosts workshops. The event included performances by 10 different theatres from around the state. This year, there were multiple awards given to productions…details
Minnesota State Arts Board Webinar
for National Endowment for the Arts Media Arts grants
National Endowment for the Arts Media Arts grants The NEA’s Media Arts staff will conduct a Webinar on May 3, 2017, at 3:30 PM Eastern which will focus on guidelines for the upcoming Art Works II: Media Arts July 13, 2017, deadline. Participants will gain insight on crafting a compelling project proposal, eligible projects, resources, and examples of previously successful projects. NEA accepts…details