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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.

Montevideo seeks artists for public art project

Deadline: June 22, 2018

Downtown Staircase Project Call for Artist  Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Deadline: June 22, 2018 The Montevideo Arts Project (M.A.P.), in partnership with the City of Montevideo, seeks an artist interested in working with them in the planning stage of designing a public art project utilizing some of the staircases in downtown Montevideo. Click here for full description in pdf Information…

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Star Tribune Focuses on Positive Effects of Arts Legacy Funding in MN

Check out the article in the Star Tribune about the positive effect of Legacy Arts funding in Minnesota, especially in our rural communities. Southwest Minnesota Arts Council’s Executive Director, Nicole DeBoer, is quoted! There is also a special focus on the way the arts have transformed New London and it’s vibrant community. So proud of the arts culture in southwest…

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