Artists Wanted published Nov. 17, 2021

Opportunities for artists in the west central Minnesota area


Ignite rural artist residency

GRANITE FALLS — The Ignite Rural artist residency will support four Black, Indigenous, People of Color and Native artists and culture bearers based in the 18-county Southwest Minnesota region in a four-month “at-home” residency model to stimulate the development of innovative, people-centered strategies addressing unique challenges, needs or opportunities present in their rural communities.

Each artist will receive $8,000 to support their artistic practice and to design and implement a creative project that addresses a need identified by their local community. The residency runs Feb. 1 through May 31.

More information and online application can be found at Application deadline is Nov. 19.

The project was co-designed by Dakota Wicohan, Mni Sota Arts, Racing Magpie and the Department of Public Transformation, with support from the Minnesota State Arts Board and Southwest Minnesota Arts Council.


Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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