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Kids’ Writing Contest

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Pioneer Public TV is teaming up with public television stations around the country to once again offer the PBS Kids Writing Contest to promote the advancement of creativity and literacy skills in the Pioneer Public Television region. The contest is designed for students from kindergarten through third grade.  Contest rules...
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MN Arts Advocacy Day, February 19

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Join SMAC and other arts lovers on February 19, Minnesota Arts Advocacy Day, to speak to our legislators at the Capitol about the impact that arts funding has had on our lives and our communities. Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) organizes the event and sends out this message to...
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The Big Read

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The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources that support their efforts to inspire their community to read and discuss a single book or...
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Crow River Singers Community Choir Rehearsals

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Crow River Singers community choir will begin rehearsals January 15, 2015.  They rehearse Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 at the Peace Lutheran Church Choir Room, 400 Franklin St SW, Hutchinson.  The choir is directed by Paul Otte, with Naomi Shadis as pianist.  The spring concert theme will be “choir member favorites.”...
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How Can SMAC Better Serve You?

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Please spend a few minutes helping the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC) determine how well we are meeting your needs and the needs of your community, as we plan our programs and services for the next two years. We’re hoping to receive input from individuals, organizations, schools, and communities in...
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Franconia Sculpture Park Artist Opportunities

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Franconia Sculpture Park is a vibrant artist residency and nonprofit sculpture park located in the St. Croix River Valley region of rural Minnesota. Through the artist residency program, Franconia awards competitive fellowships, internships, and metal-casting residencies to up to 40 emerging and mid-career visual artists each year, supporting the creation...
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SMAC awards $106,319 in arts grants to area applicants

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Twenty-seven area artists, schools, and arts organizations have recently been awarded a total of $106,319 in grants from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC). Local artists received a total of $21,375 to create new works, and attend workshops. An additional round of Individual Artist grants is coming up, with an...
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SMAC seeking part-time communications temp

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SW MN Arts Council is looking for a part-time communications temp to update and organize our contact lists, including: Verifying addresses Researching new contacts Developing communications & procedures for maintaining contacts Collecting arts organization permission and information to post on a new directory on SMAC’s website Developing communications to collect...
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Visual Arts Minnesota: Call for Art

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Visual Arts Minnesota is pleased to announce a state-wide call for entries in any media (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, etc.) completed within the past two years. The exhibition will be held at the historic Paramount Theatre Lobby Gallery in St Cloud January 6th – February 15th, 2015 with a reception...
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