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MN Council of Nonprofits 2021 Greater Minnesota Session Lineup with the Governor’s Office

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As the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits continue to advocate for the sector, consider joining them for their 2021 Greater Minnesota Session Lineup, where nonprofits will get the opportunity to connect and hear directly from the Governor’s office, and legislative caucus leaders as they share their priorities for the upcoming session.   First-ever Greater Minnesota...
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Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Director to retire

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINNESOTA CITIZENS FOR THE ARTS DIRECTOR TO RETIRE Sheila Smith steps down from statewide arts advocacy group after 25 years of leadership MINNEAPOLIS — December 29, 2020 — Sheila Smith, executive director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA), announces her retirement from the organization, after 25 years. She will...
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COVID Relief for Nonprofit Arts

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GREAT NEWS: **COVID RELIEF FOR NONPROFIT ARTS** PASSED AT THE STATE LEVEL Contact Your County Commissioner Now About State Grant Support for Arts Nonprofits! MINNESOTA STATE SUPPORT FOR ARTS NONPROFITS Through the work of MCA lobbyist Larry Redmond, the Covid relief bill passed last week by the state legislature and signed by the...
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Message from MN Citizens for the Arts

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CONTACT YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS TODAY! The U.S. House has now passed two COVID-19 relief bills that have seen no viable action in the U.S. Senate. In last 24 hours, there has been renewed bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill that some relief may be passed in the next several days,...
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From the Field: Conversations on the Future by Rural Artists

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Springboard for the Arts Announces “From the Field” From the Field is Springboard for the Arts’ new virtual conversation series that brings together artists who are reimagining the future of rural America. These artist-to-artist talks will explore rural-specific topics such as COVID response and recovery, equity and justice, food systems and...
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Joy to the Polls

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November 3: Musicians across the country are organizing to bring Joy to the Polls! This nonpartisan effort is designed to diffuse tension by using music to unite us at the polls. With help from Live Nation, they are organizing artists and musicians to provide concerts at highly trafficked polling sites around...
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