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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.

M.A.P. Mural Project: Call for Artists

              The Montevideo Arts Project (M.A.P.), in partnership with the City of Montevideo, seeks an artist interested in creating a mural in downtown Montevideo in the area of the Jose Artigas Statue.   Opportunity and project description: We are looking for a mural artist to create artwork for the arched wall behind the Jose…

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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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