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McKnight Choreographer Fellowships McKnight Dancer Fellowships

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The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers annually awards three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota dancers. The program supports fellows through additional career and artistic development, including solo commissions, a fellows’ retreat, and other programs. The application website is now open and accepting submissions. The deadline...
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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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VSA Playwright Discovery Program Competition 2022

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Kennedy Center Office of Access/VSA Now Accepting Applications! Young writers (ages 15-18) with disabilities are invited to submit a “ten-minute script” of any genre for the opportunity to participate in a virtual playwrights program. Scripts may be for plays, musicals, multimedia, video, film, TV, podcasts, or other writing for performance. Winners will receive...
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2022 McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists

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The 2022 McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists Applications are open December 1, 2021–March 1, 2022 Greetings, If you’re a mid-career book artist living and working in Minnesota, I warmly invite you to apply for the 2022 McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists, a yearlong fellowship that will transform your artistic path. Every year, we...
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Southwest Initiative Foundation open grant round

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The Southwest Initiative Foundation has an open grant round to support nonprofits serving southwest Minnesota communities for work related to Grow Our Own, a cradle to career approach to close the opportunity gap for kids and their families. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on December 6. Grants will...
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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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Bring NEA Big Read to your community!

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Bring the NEA Big Read to your community! Fifteen books representing a diverse range of contemporary themes, voices, and perspectives are available for organizations interested in applying for a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant to hold a project between September 2022 and June 2023. An initiative...
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Ignite Rural Artist Residency is Now Open for Applications!

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IGNITE RURAL ARTIST RESIDENCY IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS! Southwest Minnesota Artists, Creatives, and Culture Bearers: IGNITE RURAL is for YOU! Read on to learn about where IGNITE RURAL started and why you should apply. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE APPLICATION Dakota Community Artists-in-Residence (CAIR) In 2020, we collaborated with Dakota...
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