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Special Awards

Prairie Star Award

Every other year, the Prairie Star Award ($5,000) recognizes an individual artist whose body of work has made a significant contribution to the arts over an extended period of time, who has been recognized by his or her artistic peers, and who has best exemplified the highest quality of work in the SMAC region. 

SMAC will next accept nominations in 2020.

Prairie Disciple Award

The Prairie Disciple Award ($500) provides awareness and recognition of one individual per year from southwest Minnesota, whose activities and involvement have substantially contributed to the arts over an extended period of time.

Online nominations are accepted through April 15, 2019.