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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.

Call for Submissions

To all Public Arts Organizations, artists, sculptors and architects in the State of MN

To all Public Arts Organizations, artists, sculptors and architects in the State of MN: Northfield Public Library is pleased to announce the first publicly funded art opportunity in Northfield, MN, and are soliciting your participation. Northfield is a town of 20,000, home to St. Olaf and Carleton colleges, and is equal parts historic river town, Liberal Arts college town, and…

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Bird Island Cultural Centre Seeks Members

Your annual membership is a critical source of support for the Cultural Centre in Bird Island. They use your donation in developing Art Exhibitions, Art and literary workshops, Artful Youth Programs, storytelling, promote social clubs, music lessons and information sessions for artists and writers, special events, office support and building maintenance. Your tax-deductible membership will help ensure that the Arts inspire the…

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