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Franconia Sculpture Park Fellowship Program

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Fellowships provide the opportunity for artists and/or artist teams to create ambitious projects and exhibit new work while in residence at Franconia Sculpture Park, in Franconia, MN.  Sculpture, site-specific, multi-media, performance, and installation proposals are considered. Franconia’s fellowship program includes FSP/Jerome Fellowships and Open Studio Fellowships.  Participants receive a stipend...
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NPR is asking for your stories about rural America

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What’s the one thing about your town that you want to share with a national audience?  Share your story, and your town could be featured on the award-winning NPR program State of the Re:Union in 2014! People keep leaving rural America. According to U.S. Census figures from 2010, just 16%...
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Give to the Max Day: November 14, 2013

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Join us online at GiveMN.org on November 14 for Minnesota’s annual Give to the Max Day. Your donation or SMAC membership renewal could help us win more funds by being chosen during one of the hourly drawings or by putting us on the leaderboard. New this year — nonprofits that...
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Check out SMAC’s new “What is Art?” video

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Watch SMAC’s new video, “What is Art? : Building Creative Vision.”  Created for us by Andrew Nordin and Lisa Bergh of New London, the short video uses examples from regional artists to show how art is not just about the medium, but about how you use it.   The video...
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SMAHC Debuts New Name, Logo, and Website

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  After a recommendation from the board of directors and a vote by our members at our Annual Celebration on September 14, 2013, SMAHC is now the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council! The majority of our funding (96%) comes from the State Legislature and the McKnight Foundation, and is restricted to...
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2013 SMAC Prairie Disciple: Jerry Deuschle

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Prairie Star Jerry Deuschle (center) with nominator Mary Petersen and SMAC Executive Director Greta Murray. The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce Jerry Deuschle of Luverne as the recipient of the 2013 Prairie Disciple Award, which acknowledges a person who has been instrumental in promoting the arts in...
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Grant Workshop for Organizations: October 8, 2013

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 5:30 – 7:00 pm Fort Belmont Museum 217 Belmont Street, Jackson Join SMAHC staff and learn about the grant programs for organizations offered this fiscal year. There have been significant changes to the grant programs. These changes will be covered at this workshop. If your organization ...
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Arts in the Schools Grant Deadline October 15

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The ARTS IN THE SCHOOLS grant program is now open to K-12 public schools, charter schools and alternative learning centers in the eighteen counties of the SMAC region.  This grant opportunity has an online application deadline of Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm. This ARTS IN THE SCHOOLS grant program provides funds...
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