Call for Artists: Southwest MN Housing Partnership Seeking Creative Collaborators

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Partnership Art Launches Creative Placemaking Efforts in Southern MN

Southwest MN Housing Partnership seeks creative collaborators to engage art and culture with community development efforts

The Southwest MN Housing Partnership (SWMHP) is seeking creative collaborators from a broad range of artistic disciplines, including but not limited to: visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, media arts, interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary arts.  Artists will collaborate with SWMHP and their community partners on projects in the region; focusing on community engagement, with emphasis on such areas as affordable housing, downtown redevelopment, public safety, health and wellness, and arts and cultural development.

SWMHP is a non-profit community development corporation serving thirty counties in Southwest and South Central Minnesota. The Partnership aims to build strong and healthy places to live so that the communities of our region thrive. Learn more about SWMHP at

Partnership Art, an initiative of SWMHP, is funded by ArtPlace America. In September 2015, SWMHP was the recipient of a three year award from ArtPlace America’s Community Development Investments (CDI) program to assist in incorporating arts and cultural strategies into our ongoing work with communities in the region.  The focus of the CDI is to engage arts and culture in a creative collaboration to strengthen the future of rural communities.

Projects will take place in the communities of St. James, Milan and Worthington, MN over the next two years (2016 -2018). For more information on types of issues, ideas, and opportunities we will be exploring through this initiative; as well as information on how to submit a proposal to collaborate with SWMHP on the Partnership Art initiative; visit the project website at A full copy of the Call for Artists can be found at:

Application deadline is October 14th, 2016 at 5:00pm CST. There will be an Artist Info Session on Monday, October 3, 7-8:30 p.m. CST  In person at the SWMHP Office in Slayton, MN at 2401 Broadway Avenue, Slayton, MN 56172  or by phone at 712-775-7031; Passcode: 202-368-617#.


For any other questions on this initiative please contact Chelsea Alger, Southwest MN Housing Partnership 507-836-1622 or email

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