Encouraging Growth & Development of the Arts in Southwest Minnesota

We're a source of funds and technical services to enable local organizations, educational institutions and individuals to sponsor and/or create and promote the arts in their communities.

Serving Southwest Minnesota
Big Stone  |  Chippewa |  Cottonwood |  Jackson |  Kandiyohi |  Lac qui Parle |  Lincoln |  Lyon |  McLeod |  Meeker |  Murray |  Nobles |  Pipestone |  Redwood |  Renville |  Rock |  Swift |  Yellow Medicine |  Pezihutazizi/Upper Sioux Community |  Cansayapi/Lower Sioux Community


Here's what's happening in southwest Minnesota



Are You an Artist or
an Arts Organization?

Now you have an opportunity to join our lists!

For Artists: Share your artwork, details about your work, and your contact information so that people throughout southwest Minnesota and beyond can experience your craft and connect with you about your services offered.

For Arts Organizations: Share what you do in your communities and what services you offer! Do you have a gathering space you rent out? Do you hold arts classes? Have a gallery? Gift Shop? A space that can be rented for performances? Share so we can build meaningful connections in SW MN and help with the success of the arts in our region.

Upcoming Grants Workshops

Register for one of our free workshops to learn about our grants.
Discover what funding options are available and get your questions answered.

Photograph clouded by a layer of wax, depicting a mint green vintage bicycle with basket among fall folliage.
July 17, 2024

All SMAC Grants

7:00 - 8:00 pm, Ortonville

Children in western and farm animal costumes perform on stage in front of western landscape set with a barn.
August 2024

All SMAC Grants

Jackson, TBD

Registration coming soon

A group of four musicians (violin, singer, flute, guitar) playing outdoors under a tent.
September 12, 2024

Grants Q&A Session

7:00 - 8:00 pm, online


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