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National Endowment for the Arts grant opportunities

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National Endowment for the Arts grant opportunities open to organizations in our SW MN Arts region. The NEA would like to receive more applications and be able to make more grants from our congregational districts. There are two more deadlines in the NEA’s current fiscal year:   ARTS WORKS These...
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Grant review panelists needed for 2018-2019

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Grant review panelists needed for 2018-2019 Are you interested in being a part of bringing about arts funding in our Southwest Minnesota communities?  If so, we’d love for you to consider being a grant review panelist for SMAC. For grant programs in fiscal year 2019 (July 2018 – June 2019),...
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Art Mobile in Worthington

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To go directly to the article link, click here. WORTHINGTON — Next month, Worthington’s Artmobile will set forth on its journey to reach people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures in the world’s universal language. Although the benefits of art are well documented, most people get little to no experience...
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Opportunities for board members of arts organizations

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  OPPORTUNITY #1: SMAC encourages members of arts organizations* to attend a nonprofit budgeting workshop by paying registration and mileage fees Event: Fundamentals of Nonprofit Budgeting, by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. March 5, 2018, 1:30-4:30 pm at the Marshall-Lyon County Library.   Budgets are the foundation of nonprofit finance...
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Perpich Center for Arts Education

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Minnesota’s legislature is moving forward to close Minnesota’s only state resource for arts education, the Perpich Center for Arts Education (PCAE). The Education Bill presented to the governor by the legislature includes language to abolish the agency. If you wish to save this unique and valued asset in Minnesota, you...
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2017 SMAC Prairie Disciple Nominations now open!

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SMAC seeks Prairie Disciple Award  nominations The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is seeking nominations of arts advocates from the SW Minnesota region for its 2017 Prairie Disciple award. Last year SMAC was only accepting nominations for educators, but this year any arts supporter may be nominated. The Prairie Disciple award...
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What Artists Need to Make a Living and a Life in MN

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Creative Minnesota 2017 Study Reveals What Artists Need to Make a Living and a Life in Minnesota Creative Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts released a new study on Arts Advocacy Day this year indicating that Minnesotans strongly believe the arts and culture are important to their quality of...
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