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SMAC’s Arty Party in Cottonwood County!

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JOIN US for an “Arty Party” in Cottonwood County: Friday, January 21 from 7 to 8:30 pm! YOU are invited to network with artists and arts supporters in the Cottonwood County area! This event will take place at DAVID & MARILEE STROM’s new studio in Windom at 1525 First Avenue,...
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New post from Minnesota Access Alliance

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Minnesota Access Alliance The Minnesota Access Alliance returns! Stay connected about accessible events, learning opportunities, and resources that may be of interest to you with our blog Raising the Bar. This month, member Scott Artley recaps recent events uplifting artists with disabilities. Check it out: Events with Disability and Arts in the...
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Attention City and County Art Leaders!

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City and county arts leaders, The National Association of Counties (NACo) has announced the second round of its Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge. The program is led by NACo with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Americans for the Arts serves as the national partner providing policy and other technical assistance. ...
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Exciting news and updates from Southwest Initiative Foundation!

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Initiators Fellows Announced Eight social entrepreneurs have been selected as the 2022-23 Initiators Fellowship cohort. Congratulations to the two fellows from our southwest Minnesota region. Khailf Ahmed Bashir of Willmar is working on immigrant homeownership, and Kristine Shelstad of Madison is working on community building. Learn more about the 2022-23 fellows SW Initiative Foundation...
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Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Annual Meeting

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You are invited to Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Annual Meeting Meet MCA’s new Executive Director, Sarah Fossen, and help thank former Executive Director Sheila Smith and Interim Director Jennifer Halcrow.  Friday, November 5th, 2021 @ 3:00 PM Via Zoom Interested in attending? Send an email to staff@artsmn.org to receive the zoom link information...
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SMAC Introduces new Arts Ambassador

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SMAC Introduces new Arts Ambassador Please help us welcome Lisa Bergh as SMAC’s new Arts Ambassador for our North region, which covers the counties of: Big Stone, Swift, Lac qui Parle, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, and Meeker! SMAC Arts Ambassadors are a new initiative to build relationships, connections and networks with groups and...
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American for the Arts; Arts Marketing Connection

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Many arts and culture organizations have been shifting and changing how they deliver content, engage communities, and invite audiences to participate. The virtual National Arts Marketing Project Conference addresses these changes by bundling fresh concepts to inspire and set the groundwork for arts and culture organizations to adapt, survive, and...
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Nobles County Public Art Opportunities

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View article here with more details and images here: https://www.dglobe.com/community/events/7137713-Want-to-help-beautify-downtown-Worthington-Bring-your-art-skills-to-paint-some-planters Written By: Leah Ward | 11:06 am, Aug. 3, 2021 Through the ArtMobile and a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Worthington is facilitating community painting of tiles for five planters downtown. Each of the five planters will represent one of the dominant...
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Arts Midwest Resource Roundup for June 2021

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June 2021 Resource Roundup New American Rescue Plan grants, a creative aging webinar, and a dive into the queer communities of the Rust Belt. It’s all in this month’s resource roundup. Grant: New NEA American Rescue Plan funding available. Webinar: Watch our Art to Bridge Divides conversation recording. Interview: Pangea World...
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Interactive Art Murals in Jackson, MN

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View pdf of press release by clicking here The Jackson Center for the Arts, in collaboration with several Jackson area organizations, is pleased to announce the dedication of the first of four Interactive Art Murals in Jackson, MN.  This three panel mural is located on the north side of the...
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