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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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Announcing the McKnight Culture Bearers Fellowship

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The latest addition to the McKnight Artist Fellowships program in partnership with Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center https://iroots-mcknight-culturebearers.org/#contact  What is a Culture Bearer? Culture Bearers practice intergenerational lifeways and living, evolving cultural art practices that educate, exchange, and share in order to preserve ancestral knowledge. In this work, Culture Bearers hold...
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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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SMAC Arty Party in Chippewa County!

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YOU are invited to network with artists and arts supporters in the Chippewa County area! This event will take place at Java River in Montevideo from 7-8:30 pm on Friday, November 19! https://www.facebook.com/javarivermonte Raxson Rax will be providing musical entertainment! SMAC will host buffalo dip & spinach dip and assorted crackers...
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Arty Party in Jackson, MN

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JOIN US for an “Arty Party” in Jackson County: Friday, September 17, 2021 from 7 to 8:30 pm! YOU are invited to help us and JACKSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS (JCA) paint the final two letters of the Jackson mural-and network with artists and arts supporters in the area! This...
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2021 Native American Artist-in-Residence Program

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Osiyo!   The Minnesota Historical Society is seeking applications for the 2021 Native American Artist-in-Residence Program. In 2021, the program will award 3 residencies for Native artists engaged in traditional artmaking and provide them stipends to connect with museum collections, peer artists, and/or other knowledgeable community members. Artists must currently reside...
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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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“Get to Know Granite Falls: Then & Now” Calls Artists

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Get to Know Granite Falls: Then & Now” Calls Artists Call Closes March 31, 2021 View pdf with more details by clicking here GRANITE FALLS, MN – The Granite Area Arts Council (GAAC) and Granite Falls Economic Development Authority (EDA) are calling for visual artists to help the...
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