Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM CDT
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Marshall Lyon County Library-Community Room 
201 C St
Marshall, MN 56258

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Nicole DeBoer 
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council 


SMAC 2019 Arts Org SUMMIT 

 Tuesday, May 21 • 3:30 – 7:30pm (*note slight time change)
Held at Marshall Lyon Co Library – Community Room

FREE to Arts Organizations in the SMAC Region
Supper provided

This is SMAC’s annual FREE learning opportunity provided to arts organizations in the Southwest Minnesota region and we sincerely hope to see you and/or your arts organization represented. Join arts organizations of all types -- theater, music, visual, arts councils and more -- for an afternoon of learning & networking.

Focus for 2019:  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

“Serving the Underserved”:  What does that mean for your rural arts organization?

We will be learning to address DEI through the Cultural Community Benefits Principles (CCBP) Toolkit developed by ArtChangeUS. The goal of the principles is to offer a values-driven and pragmatic approach to building equitable relationships by shifting our institutional practices. Every organization operates in its own context; the lessons, practices, and information contained in this toolkit should be used to spur reflection, conversation and creative thinking around DEI.

Principle 1:  Build Inclusive Organizations                          Principle 2:  Honor Indigenous Peoples and Lands

        Principle 3:  Commit to Cultural Equity                               Principle 4:  Create Local Economic Benefits and Value

Principle 5:  Contribute to Fieldwide Change

Register Today!

Registration deadline is May 17th, 2019.

((You can even register multiple people from your arts organization!))

It’s FREE, It’s easy to register:

1)  Click the link below

2) Call the SMAC office toll-free at 800-622-5284 (or 507-537-1471) or email info@swmnarts.org with the following information:

  • Name of attendee(s)
  • Organization representing

THANK YOU for your support and encouragement of the arts in the Southwest Minnesota region!