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.
SMAC Operating Support Grants & The Cultural Data Project
Beginning July 1, 2015, arts organizations applying for SMAC Operating Support grants will be required to complete Cultural Data Project (CDP) profiles in order to submit a CDP funder report as part of the application process. What is the Cultural Data Project (CDP)? “The CDP was first launched in Pennsylvania in 2004 as a statewide, web-based data collection system…details
Up and Out: Calling Young LGBTQIA Filmmakers
WHAT: Intermedia Arts’ Youth Leadership Council is seeking video submissions from young filmmakers who identify as LGBTQIA+ for the Up and Out: Upper-Midwest Youth Queer Film Festival – Minnesota’s first film festival exclusively focused on LGBTQIA+ youth! WHO: Young Filmmakers ages 12-22 who identify as LGBTQIA+ WHY: The Up and Out festival seeks to provide: An inclusive and…details