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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.

Opportunity: Competition Being Held to Create Alma Mater at SMSU

Two $1,000 prizes!

Competition Being Held to Create Alma Mater at SMSU A competition to create an Southwest Minnesota State University Alma Mater will be held in the coming months, and is open to everyone — especially those with ties to SMSU. “An Alma Mater serves as a hymn, or an anthem associated with a school or university,” said Dr. Stephen Kingsbury, Associate…

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Learning Opportunity for Arts & Culture Nonprofits

ArtsLab 2019: Building Community & Adaptability

Attention! There is a learning opportunity for arts and culture nonprofits in the SMAC region, funded by the McKnight, St Paul and MN, Bigelow and Mardag Foundations! Arts Midwest is launching a new ArtsLab peer learning cohort that will run January – June, 2019.  The program will bring together 10-12 arts organizations from across the state to learn from each…

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