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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.

McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers

Deadline: September 6, 2017

McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers McKnight Fellowships for Dancers Intent to Apply deadline: Wednesday, September 6 The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers annually awards three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota dancers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of…

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New Podcast: Interesting People Reading Poetry

From Brendan and Andy Stermer of Montevideo

Two artists from our region, Brendan and Andy Stermer of Montevideo, have started their weekly podcast titled, Interesting People Reading Poetry, made possible through a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant. Interesting People Reading Poetry is a short, weekly podcast that will post new episodes every Monday in August through November, 2017. Every episode, they ask a notable Minnesota…

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