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“Ways of Being Home” Film Screening + Director’s Talk

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“Ways of Being Home” Film Screening + Director’s Talk Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/326813549249354 The WE CAN! Collective, Department of Public Transformation and Pioneer PBS present a screening of the film “Ways of Being Home: Between Northfield and Maltrata,” an intimate cinematic portrait of two small towns—one in Mexico and one in Minnesota –...
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Exciting news and updates from Southwest Initiative Foundation!

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Initiators Fellows Announced; Job opportunities: Rural Equity Specialist and a Youth & Family Specialist; and more!

Initiators Fellows Announced Eight social entrepreneurs have been selected as the 2022-23 Initiators Fellowship cohort. Congratulations to the two fellows from our southwest Minnesota region. Khailf Ahmed Bashir of Willmar is working on immigrant homeownership, and Kristine Shelstad of Madison is working on community building. Learn more about the 2022-23 fellows SW Initiative Foundation...
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Prairie Arts Chorale hiring part-time business manager

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And seeking more board members

The Prairie Arts Chorale (PAC) is in search of a part-time business manager to help further the efforts and mission of their organization. For more information email PAC president: junemeyerhoff@gmail.com Be a Board Member: Board members play a crucial role in support of the chorale and bring useful experience, such...
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Bring NEA Big Read to your community!

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The deadline to apply is January 26, 2022

Bring the NEA Big Read to your community! Fifteen books representing a diverse range of contemporary themes, voices, and perspectives are available for organizations interested in applying for a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant to hold a project between September 2022 and June 2023. An initiative...
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Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Annual Meeting

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You are invited to Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Annual Meeting Meet MCA’s new Executive Director, Sarah Fossen, and help thank former Executive Director Sheila Smith and Interim Director Jennifer Halcrow.  Friday, November 5th, 2021 @ 3:00 PM Via Zoom Interested in attending? Send an email to staff@artsmn.org to receive the zoom link information...
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Ignite Rural Artist Residency is Now Open for Applications!

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IGNITE RURAL ARTIST RESIDENCY IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS! Southwest Minnesota Artists, Creatives, and Culture Bearers: IGNITE RURAL is for YOU! Read on to learn about where IGNITE RURAL started and why you should apply. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE APPLICATION Dakota Community Artists-in-Residence (CAIR) In 2020, we collaborated with Dakota...
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SMAC Arty Party in Chippewa County!

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Friday, November 19

YOU are invited to network with artists and arts supporters in the Chippewa County area! This event will take place at Java River in Montevideo from 7-8:30 pm on Friday, November 19! https://www.facebook.com/javarivermonte Raxson Rax will be providing musical entertainment! SMAC will host buffalo dip & spinach dip and assorted crackers...
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Give to the Max Day 2021

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

GTMD21 Campaign Resources GTMD stands for Give to the Max Day. About Give to the Max Day Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to launch GiveMN, a collaborative venture led by Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make our state a better place....
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Chorus America funding opportunity for community organizations and schools

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Applications are due January 28, 2022

New Funding Opportunity for Music Education Partnerships:  Chorus America invites nonprofit organizations and schools to apply to the Music Education Partnerships Grants program. This new funding opportunity will award $900,000+ in grants to support collaborations between community organizations and elementary, middle, or junior high schools during the 2022-23 school year. Applications are due January 28, 2022. Full guidelines and...
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Opportunities for Minnesota Artists!

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Applications are open for the fellowship programs at Playwrights’ Center! The playwrights Center especially wants to highlight the Many Voices Mentorship, McKnight Fellowship and Playwriting, and McKnight Theater Artist Fellowship, which are for specifically Minnesota artists! -The Jerome Fellowship supports early career writers from anywhere in the country, who spend a year in Minneapolis...
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