november, 2021

04nov4:00 pm5:00 pmOnline: Ignite Rural Artist Residency Info Session4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online, Online

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The IGNITE RURAL Artist Residency program is open for applications!

Join us Thursday, November 4th at 4:00pm for a brief online info session to learn more about the program and the application process! This online event will include a brief presentation followed by an open Q&A / dialogue.

*Please note: this session will be recorded and made available after the event at

Application deadline is Friday, November 19th! Apply online at​ ​

About IGNITE RURAL: IGNITE RURAL will support four (4) BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Native artists and culture bearers based in the 18-county Southwest Minnesota region in a four month “at-home” residency model to stimulate the development of innovative, people-centered strategies addressing unique challenges, needs, or opportunities present in their rural communities

The four selected IGNITE RURAL artists will be provided with $8000 ($4000 stipend and $4000 project budget) to support their artistic practice and to design and implement a creative project that addresses a need identified by their local community.

For more information on the background of the program and access to the Call for Artists and Online Application, visit Online application available at:

--- IGNITE RURAL ARTIST RESIDENCY AT-A-GLANCE - Application deadline is Friday, November 19, 2021 at 11:59pm CST. - Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. - Applicants must live in the 18-county Southwestern Minnesota region. - Successful applicants will have previously demonstrated commitment to advancing the role of art, creativity, and culture in their rural community. - Selected Artists will complete a 4-month “at-home” residency in their own community from February 1 - May 31, 2022. - Selected artists will receive a $4,000 stipend ($1000 per month for 4 months) and a $4,000 project budget ($8,000 total). - Selected Artists will participate in digital learning exchanges with other Ignite Rural Artists and representatives from Racing Magpie, Dakota Wicohan, Mni Sota Arts, and Department of Public Transformation, in addition to other civic artists and program partners.

PROGRAM PARTNERS This project was co-designed by Dakota Wicohan, Mni Sota Arts, Racing Magpie, and the Department of Public Transformation, with support from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, and made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Questions? Contact or call 320-204-6629


(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm





Department of Public The YES! House 726 Prentice Street Granite Falls, MN 56241

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