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SMAC’s 2022 Prairie Star Award goes to John Sterner!

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The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce John Sterner of Marshall (Lyon County) as the recipient of the 2022 Prairie Star Award The Prairie Star Award is given out every other year and it recognizes an individual artist whose body of work has made a significant contribution to the arts over an...
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Marshall seeks Art Vendors & History Reenactors

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The City of Marshall 150th committee are looking for Art Vendors & History Reenactors for the Arts and living history Festival on Thursday august 18th from 1pm – 5pm. Artist Vendors & History Reenactors can register here: https://forms.gle/WLmz6GVCPD26BPpU8 Vendors do NOT pay anyone expect the Lyon County Historical Museum, they do NOT accept digital...
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Join MN Access Alliance Hour

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Do you manage accessibility initiatives in an organization? Are you an artist or audience member with disabilities? Do you support people with disabilities in creative work and cultural participation? Join the Minnesota Access Alliance and others committed to raising the bar for accessibility across the culture and arts sectors at the MNAA Access Hour. This informal virtual drop-in...
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MN State Arts Board seeks Director, Communications and Public Engagement Position

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Application Deadline is June 14, 2022

Minnesota State Arts Board seeking candidates for its director, communications and public engagement position   Are you an experienced, strategic storyteller?  Are you passionate about explaining the value and impact of the arts in Minnesota?  Are you effective at building and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders?  Do you thrive in a fast-paced...
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Minnesota State Arts Board “Open Office Hours”

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Meet with a Minnesota State Arts Board program officer during Creative Support for Individuals “open office hours” ⇒ Do you have a project idea, but you don’t know if it’s a good fit with the Creative Support grant program? ⇒ Do you have questions about the Creative Support for Individuals...
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McLeod Arty Party in Hutchinson!

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We are getting so excited for our McLeod Arty Party!! JOIN US for an “Arty Party” in McLeod County: Friday, June 17 from 7-8:30 pm YOU are invited to network with artists and arts supporters in the McLeod County area! Our SMAC Arty Party for McLeod County will take place...
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SMAC Awards 2022 Prairie Disciple: Melanie Loy!

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The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce Melanie Loy of Worthington (Nobles County) as the recipient of the 2022 Prairie Disciple Award The Prairie Disciple Award 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...
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Opportunity for exhibiting in Willmar

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All work needs to be here by noon, Monday, June 6

Barn Theatre Art Gallery-Nancy Geiger Event Center 321 4th St SW, Willmar June 7th through June 30th: GREEN! Themed, invitational exhibit for the Barn’s next play, “Shrek”. All mediums are accepted.  All 2D pieces need to have wire on the back for hanging.  The entry fee is $5 per piece for...
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SMAC Grant Changes for Fiscal Year 2023

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Starting July 1, 2022

Changes to SW MN Arts Council grant programs for Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) Click here to view our new grants calendar including deadlines, start dates, and webinar dates More flexibility & funding in grants for schools Arts in the Schools requests are no longer...
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