The SW MN Arts Council funds arts projects and provides technical assistance to artists, schools, & arts organizations in the SW MN region.

The SW MN Arts Council has been promoting the arts by helping fund arts projects and providing technical assistance to artists, schools, and arts organizations in the 18-county SW Minnesota region for 39 years!

In fiscal year 2013, the SW MN Arts Council was able to provide $493,702 in matching grants to 153 area organizations and artists! Activities funded include:

  • Community arts festivals
  • Music and dance performances
  • Visual arts exhibits
  • Community theatre productions
  • Field trips and artist residencies for schools
  • Youth attending music camps and taking arts classes
  • Supplies for individual artists to create new bodies of work
  • Artists attending workshops on various techniques
  • Strategic planning and equipment purchases for arts organizations

Also, the SW MN Arts Council Gallery provides an opportunity for regional artists, especially SW MN Arts Council grant recipients, to have solo exhibits.

Visit our website (www.swmnarts.org) to learn about our grant programs, free grantwriting workshops, regional arts event calendar, or to subscribe to our monthly newsletter, VOICES.

Funding for SW MN Arts Council programs and services is provided by memberships and donations from individuals, businesses, organizations, schools, cities, and counties, a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund made possible by the voters of Minnesota, an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and a grant from the McKnight Foundation. We are indebted to our grantors, donors, and members for their support over the years. Thank you!

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