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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.

Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2020 Operating Support

Grant application deadline January 18, 2019

Minnesota State Arts Board     Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2020 Operating Support  grant application deadline January 18, 2019 Eligible Minnesota arts organizations and arts affiliates that would like to submit FY 2020 Operating Support applications may begin doing so. To access the program overview and application instructions, visit the Operating Support program page on the Arts Board Web…

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McKnight Foundation Open Call for Education Funding

Nonprofit organizations can submit inquiries for funding via McKnight’s online portal from December 15, 2018 through January 5, 2019.

The McKnight Foundation’s Education program is accepting funding inquiries from December 15, 2018 through January 5, 2019. Learn more and apply here. Please consider this opportunity and share it with your networks. The Education program promotes student success by engaging families and supporting educators. We fund efforts to increase the number of racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse educators who are…

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