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 seeks nominations for 2015 Prairie Disciple award
The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is seeking nominations of arts advocates from the SW Minnesota region for its 2015 Prairie Disciple award. The Prairie Disciple Award recognizes an individual who has been instrumental in promoting the arts, whose activities and involvement have substantially contributed to the arts in the 18-county area of southwestern Minnesota. The activities involved may have taken…details
Rural Arts & Culture Summit
Scholarships available now for RURAL ARTS & CULTURE SUMMIT June 2-4, 2015 * Morris, MN Scholarships are available for individuals from the SMAC region to participate in the 2015 RURAL ARTS & CULTURE SUMMIT “From the Ground Up: Cultivating Creative People and Places” JUNE 2-4, 2015 * Morris, MN Be sure to register early, as space is limited and fills up fast! (www.ruralartsandculturesummit.com)…details