Would you like to learn more about accessing arts funding in Minnesota?
Arts Board Information Sessions
Would you like to learn more about accessing arts funding in Minnesota? The Minnesota State Arts Board is holding several information sessions and individual meetings in Marshall, Pipestone, Worthington, Hutchinson, Willmar, and Milan this April. Arts Board program officer Rina Rossi will talk about the process of applying to Arts Board grant programs for artists, health and human service organizations, schools, local units of government, community organizations, arts organizations, and informal groups. In some locations, local artists will join in and give tips for crafting strong applications. Southwest Minnesota Arts Council staff will also be on hand to speak about SMAC grant opportunities in some locations.
Click here to register for a session. Advance registration is required. All meetings are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Marshall-Lyon County Library
201 C St, Marshall, MN 56258
Speakers: Greta Murray/Nicole DeBoer and Krystl Louwagie (SMAC), Rina Rossi (Arts Board)
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Worthington Memorial Auditorium
714 13th Street, Worthington, MN, 56187
Speakers: Greta Murray (SMAC), Lakeyta Potter (Worthington International Festival), Rina Rossi (Arts Board)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
15 Franklin Street SW, Hutchinson, MN, 55350
Speakers: Betsy Price (Riversong Music Festival), Nicole DeBoer (SMAC), Rina Rossi (Arts Board)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Willmar Community Center, Burlington Northern Room
624 Highway 71 North, Willmar, MN 56201
Speakers: Janet Olney (individual artist, SMAC board president), Rina Rossi (Arts Board)
Individual appointments with a program officer (30 minutes each)
Appointments are a great time to talk with a program officer about your project ideas or to review a past application. See times below, and register for individual appointments by calling or emailing program officer Rina Rossi at (651) 215-1612, Toll free (800) 866-2787, MN Relay 7-1-1, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marshall: 30 minute appointments are available Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 3:00-5:30 p.m. at the Marshall-Lyons County Library.
Pipestone: 30 minute appointments are available Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at the Pipestone Center for the Performing Arts, 104 E Main Street, Pipestone, MN.
Worthington: 30 minute appointments are available Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 2:30 and 3:00 at Worthington Memorial Auditorium, and Friday, April 7, 2017, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Nobles County Library, 407 12th Street, Worthington, MN.
Hutchinson: 30 minute appointments are available Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.
Willmar: 30 minute appointments are available Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 3:30- 4:30pm at the Goodness Coffee House, 333 Litchfield Ave SW, Willmar.
Milan: 30 minute appointments are available Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Milan Village Arts School, 97 Washington Ave, Milan, MN.