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New Dakota Community Artists-in-Residence (CAIR)

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Help us welcome the first three Dakota Community Artists-in-Residence (CAIR)! The Department of Public Transformation (DoPT), Dakota Wicohan, and Racing Magpie have co-designed the Dakota Community Artist-in-Residence (CAIR) program — a pilot project supporting artist-led solutions to community challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. Three Dakota artists have been selected to participate in a two-week...
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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Dakota Community Artist-in-Residence (CAIR)

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Press Contact: Ashley Hanson Department of Public Transformation 952-486-0533 publictransformation@gmail.com www.publictransformation.org    For Immediate Release:  CALL FOR ARTISTS: Dakota Community Artist-in-Residence (CAIR) Supporting Artist-Led Solutions to COVID-19 Related Challenges   Open to Dakota artists and culture bearers based in Southwest Mnisota, Pezihutazizi Oyate (Upper Sioux Community) and / or Cansa’yapi...
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SMAC Equity Statement

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Southwest Minnesota Arts Council mourns the loss of George Floyd and are keeping his family and community at the forefront of our thoughts. We are outraged that another black person has been killed by the police and we are grieving with the community over this tragedy. The racial inequities and...
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Rural Arts & Culture Recovery Network

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Dear Rural Arts and Culture Friends, The world has changed drastically since we gathered for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit last October, and we know many rural artists and arts organizations need support and connection right now. In Minnesota, we are also mourning the death of George Floyd, and...
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Call for Artists: Dakota Community Artist-In-Residence

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  CALL FOR ARTISTS: DAKOTA COMMUNITY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE (CAIR) | Supporting Artist-Led Solutions to COVID-19 Related Challenges Open to Dakota artists and culture bearers based in Southwest Mnisota, Pezihutazizi Oyate (Upper Sioux Community) & Cansa’yapi (Lower Sioux Indian Community). For more details visit www.publictransformation.org/dakotacair Apply online by Sunday, June 7th at...
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Congratulations to SMAC’s Prairie Star Tom Wirt and Prairie Disciple Julia Iverson!

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For Immediate Release Contact: Krystl Louwagie Southwest MN Arts Council info@swmnarts.org 800-622-5284, 507-537-1471 114 North 3rd Street, Marshall  www.swmnarts.org Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Awards Local Artist and Arts Educator totaling $6,000 The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce Tom Wirt of Hutchinson (McLeod County) as the recipient of the...
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Updates from Minnesota Citizens for the Arts!

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Some Good News (And Always Look for the Helpers) We have a few items of good news for you today. Minnesota Citizens for the Arts obtained a few changes to the Legacy Fund law that will be helpful to the Minnesota State Arts Board and Regional Arts Councils and their grantees...
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You are invited to virtual Minnesota Arts Town Hall

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Minnesota Arts Town Halls You are invited to a Minnesota Arts Town Hall to discuss the next phase of recovery and stability for the Minnesota arts community. There will be two of these events: one for individual artists and one for arts organizations. These town halls are brought to you...
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