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The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

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.

Sod House Theater Workshops and Performances

Sod House Theater, a site specific Twin Cities-based theater company, will be bringing six professional performers known for their work on the stages of Minneapolis’ Guthrie, Children’s Theater, and Ten Thousand Things to teach free theater classes for Lake Benton area performers age 15 and older. Workshop classes will focus on creating a character through techniques such as physical comedy,…

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Minnesota Filmmakers Legacy Reimbursement Funds Available

Minnesota Film and TV is currently accepting proposals from Minnesota-based Filmmakers with narrative features or long-form documentary works in progress (projects must be in production or post production at the time of application) that align with Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund priorities. $320,000 is available in reimbursement funds. Application Deadline is December 5, 2014 at 5pm The complete Request for…

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