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SMAC’s 2022 Prairie Star Award goes to John Sterner!

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The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce John Sterner of Marshall (Lyon County) as the recipient of the 2022 Prairie Star Award The Prairie Star Award is given out every other year and it recognizes an individual artist whose body of work has made a significant contribution to the arts over an...
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SMAC Awards 2022 Prairie Disciple: Melanie Loy!

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The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce Melanie Loy of Worthington (Nobles County) as the recipient of the 2022 Prairie Disciple Award The Prairie Disciple Award provides awareness and recognition of one individual per year from southwest Minnesota, whose activities and involvement have substantially contributed to the arts over an extended...
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Tell Leadership in MN to Pass COVID Relief for the Arts!

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We need ONE FINAL PUSH! Last week YOU showed up! Over 200 arts supporters from across the state joined with bi-partisan legislative speakers on the steps of the State Capitol to demand that the Legislature take action on COVID relief for arts and culture organizations today. At Arts Action Week...
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Call for Artists: Small Stages Residency Program

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Small Stages Artist Residency program  CALL FOR ARTISTS Little Theatre Auditorium, New London MN May 8, 2022 application deadline for August 2022 residency NEW LONDON, MN – Little Theatre Auditorium invites place-based performance artists who are residents or returning residents of the State of Minnesota to apply for their 2022...
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Coffee with MCA! (Virtual Event)

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Join Sarah Fossen, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts for a virtual coffee conversation about why it is important for our regions arts advocates to support the passing of the $100 million arts Covid relief bill and engage with their legislators. Arts are vital to keeping main streets...
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Join us for our Lac qui Parle County Arty Party

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JOIN US for an “Arty Party” in Lac qui Parl County: Friday, March 11 from 6-8 pm (please note the time change)! YOU are invited to network with artists and arts supporters in the Lac qui Parl County area! This event will take place at The Madison Mercantile: https://www.madisonmercantile.com/, address 601...
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Call for Submissions: Telling Women’s Stories Exhibit

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Southwest Minnesota State University is seeking submissions for exhibition: Telling Women’s Stories The SMSU and greater Marshall community are invited to submit artwork related to the theme of Women’s Stories for an exhibition at the Whipple Gallery on the SMSU campus. Hand deliver up to 3 artworks including works on...
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2022 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships Open

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Here is a link to the application: https://mcad.submittable.com/submit 2022 Application Guidelines McKnight Fellowships for Visual Artists Administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design www.mcad.edu/mcknight FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW The goal of the McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships program is to identify talented Minnesota visual artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit...
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