SW MN Arts Council seeks board members and grant review panelists

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Board members needed for McLeod, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, and Swift

SW MN Arts Council seeks board members and grant review panelists

BOARD MEMBERS: SMAC seeks a representative for Swift county to serve on it’s Board of Directors. The Board meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday evening at the SMAC office in Marshall to set policies, make final decisions on grant awards with input from grant review panels, share ideas and information from their representative counties, and to design programs that enable SMAC to best serve our communities. To learn more and to fill out an application, go to

GRANT REVIEW PANELISTS: Are you interested in being a part of bringing about arts funding in our Southwest Minnesota communities?  If so, we’d love for you to consider being a grant review panelist for SMAC. For grant programs in fiscal year 2018 (July 2017 – June 2018), the SMAC Board of Directors seeks panels of artists, arts administrators, arts volunteers, and arts appreciators representing multiple artistic disciplines from throughout the SMAC geographic region.

As a grant review panelist, in addition to evaluating grant proposals, you will:

  • Learn about the arts activities taking place in SW MN
  • Discuss art and its impact on individuals and communities in our region
  • Network with other regional artists and arts volunteers
  • Weigh in on SMAC’s grant application process
  • Receive free tickets to evaluate SMAC-funded arts activities.

To learn more about panelist responsibilities, dates for this year’s panels, and to apply, visit:

A huge thank you to all the grant panelists who served in our 2017 fiscal year:  Joyce Aakre, Dassel • Ruth Ascher, Canby • Cheryl Avenel Navara, Worthington • Lisa Bergh, New London • Pam Blake, Tyler  • Eva Carlson, Willmar • Lauren Carlson, Dawson • Ellen Copperud, Worthington • Cindy Demers, Dawson • Craig Edwards, New London • Chad Felton, Slayton •  Tom Flynn, Marshall • Kathy Fransen, Jackson • Mary Kay Frisvold, Garvin • Adrianne Fritz, New London • John Ginocchio, Marshall • Bill Gossman, New London • Jais Gossman, New London • Tammy Grubbs, Pipestone • Jeff Iverson, Granite Falls • Cheryl Jeska, Marshall • Georgette Jones, Watson • Maureen Keimig, Marshall • David KelseyBassett, Tracy • Michele Knife Sterner, Marshall • Brett Lehman, Worthington • Joyce Meyer, Canby • Dusan Milanovic, Marshall • Paula Nemes, Marshall • Marjorie Nilssen, Willmar • Andrew Nordin, New London • Jane Nygaard, Spicer • Anne O’Keefe-Jackson, Morton • Janet Olney, Willmar • Eric Parrish, Worthington • Mary Petersen, Luverne • Kelly Pochardt, Lynd • Ron Porep, Milan • Saara Raappana, Marshall • Cindy Reverts, Luverne • John Sterner, Marshall • Marilee Strom, Windom • Gene Stukel, Granite Falls • Sheila Tabaka, Marshall • Roberta Trooien, Hendricks • John Voit, Ghent • Dan Wahl, Walnut Grove • Kari Weber, New London • Jesse White, Currie • John White, Ortonville • Mark Wilmes, Tyler • Tom Wirt, Hutchinson


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