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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. The accomplishments of arts advocates working in the region are often not widely known or appreciated. In recognizing these individuals publicly, the awards will raise the profile of the arts in their community and throughout the SMAC region.

 

*UPDATED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019*
(July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)

 

Nomination Guidelines & Questions  COMING SOON

Nominations must be submitted through our online grant system.  LOG IN to begin your nomination.

Nomination Deadline: April 15, 2019
SMAC Board action regarding the nominations will take place April 23, 2019.

 

Past recipients include:

2017 – Andy Kahmann, Montevideo
2016 – Brian Pearson, New London
2015 –  Raeanna Gislason, formerly of Willmar
2014 – John Voit, Ghent
2013 – Jerry Deuschle, Luverne
2012 – Tricia Mikle, Worthington
2011 – Nancy Geiger, Willmar
2010 – Ruth McKinney, Walnut Grove*
2009 – Joe Paddock, Litchfield
2008 – Violet Risch, Appleton
2007 – Bob Whitney, New London
2006 – Carol Westberg, Montevideo
2005 – Louise Mack, New London*
2004 – Patrick Moore, Montevideo
2003 – (no award)
2002 – Karen Reede, Marshall
2001 – Rallah Madison, Lismore
2000 – Mercein Holzemer, Madison*
1999  – (no award)
1998 – Ben Vander Kooi, Luverne
1997 – Tina Anderson Richards, Walnut Grove
1996 – Patricia Enger, Marshall
1995 – Vernon Stevens, Dawson*

*deceased

 

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