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Yearly Archives: 2015

Input needed from SMAC-region artists

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If you are an artist who lives or works in greater Minnesota, the MN State Arts Board (MSAB) needs to hear from you! This fall, MSAB’s ARTISTS THRIVE survey reached hundreds of artists. The respondents reflect the wide diversity of Minnesota artists’ experiences – people of all ethnicities, abilities, artistic...
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South Central Artisans call for art for their Winter Artisan Showcase

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South Central Artisans will be sponsoring a Winter Artisan Showcase,   January 11-24 at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts (Hutchinson, MN). Artists may enter up to five original works.  Categories of art accepted include 2-D Visual (painting, drawing, collage), Photographic/Digital (fine arts photography, computer generated), Fiber Art (felting, quilting,...
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Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant Program

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The Travel and Study Grant Program, supported by the Jerome Foundation and the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation, awards grants to emerging artists who create new work, rotating the eligible disciplines in alternating years. Funds support periods of travel for the purpose of study, exploration, and growth....
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SMAC to hold listening sessions in January & February 2016

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A series of Listening Sessions are tentatively planned for January and February to gain insights into SMAC’s strengths and challenges, and to learn from various communities about areas we can better support diverse groups in our region through the arts. Proposed communities for holding these listening sessions are:  Morton, Worthington...
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Visual Arts Minnesota call for exhibit entries

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Visual Arts Minnesota announces a state-wide call for entries for its 16th Annual Essential Art Juried Exhibition and Celebration, January 22 through February 28, 2016 at the Paramount Theatre Lobby Gallery in St. Cloud. The exhibition is open to Minnesota residents, who may register artwork in any media (painting, drawing,...
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Give to the Max Day: November 12, 2015

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Join us online at GiveMN.org on November 12, 2015 for Minnesota’s annual Give to the Max Day.  Last year, Minnesotans gave a record-breaking $18 million to their favorite nonprofits and schools in just 24 hours. Support the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council and your other favorite area arts organizations by going...
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MN Theater Alliance Regional Network Meeting

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Join the Minnesota Theater Alliance on Monday, October 5th from 6:30-8:00pm to connect with local theater makers! At this event hosted by State Street Theater in New Ulm, you will hear from Ashley Hanson from the Alliance who will discuss new programs, Paul Warshauer will give a tour of State...
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Screenings by SMAC-region filmmakers Johnson & Hathaway

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Dana Johnson: Xenos Last June, the Rural Arts and Culture Summit, featured Dana Johnson, an Upper Midwest Emmy Award winning filmmaker and producer at Pioneer Public Television in Appleton, MN in a plenary session about art and culture and the rural narrative. This October 8th at 4pm, in collaboration with...
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NextNotes High School Composers Competition

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American Composers Forum announces its 2nd Annual NextNotes High School Composition Awards. NextNotes is a national program designed to nurture the next generation of creative voices in music composition in any genre.  The NextNotes High School Composition Awards encourage and recognize the creativity of high school composers and award outstanding talent with...
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