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Dakota Community Artist-in-Residence Gallery Walk

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Event Details Dakota Community Artist-in-Residence (CAIR) Gallery Walk @ The YES! House Open Hours: August 15th – 20th from 4:00-6:30pm Local artists Fern Cloud, Talon Cavender-Wilson, and Lisa Nez participated in a two-week “at-home” artist residency hosted by the Department of Public Transformation, Racing Magpie and Dakota Wicohan, with the goal...
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Important Opportunities for Rural Artists & Culture Bearers in the SMAC region from the MN State Arts Board

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Creative Support grants for Individual Artists: Highlights: Open to all practicing artists and culture bearers in SMAC region, $2,000-$6,000, no cash match, flexible support for staying connected with communities in whatever way makes sense, deadlines in August and September. Applicants can apply regardless of whether or not they have previously...
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Granite Falls City First Artist in Residence

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  The City of Granite Falls and the Department of Public Transformation have partnered to launch the Granite Falls City Artist in Residence (CAIR) program fostering cultural work that sits at the intersection of civic, social, and place-based practice in a rural setting. After distributing a national Call for Artists...
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2020/21 MCAD-Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Early Career Artists

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2020/21 MCAD–Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Early Career Artists Ends on September 18, 2020 Apply to 2020/21 MCAD–Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Early Career Artists   Deadline: Friday, September 18, at noon (CT) It is recommend to thoroughly read through the Application Guidelines (download here) prior to starting your application as some components of the application...
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MN State Arts Board announces new grant programs for FY 2021

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The Minnesota State Arts Board announces new grant programs for FY 2021 The ways that Minnesotans can participate in the arts, and the ways that artists and arts organizations can create, present, and teach the arts, has changed drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help artists and arts organizations sustain...
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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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