Now Hiring! Events/Admin Assistant Starting February 1

We are looking for an energetic and creative person to join our team!

2021 Great American Think-Off Question

The 2021 GATO Question Released!
Ready to engage in a thoughtful and meaningful discourse?
We’ll save you a seat at the table–get started on your essay today!

Closed for the Month of January

Just a reminder that we will be closed for the month of January, and reopening on Wednesday, February 3. This is a time for us to take a breather, be present, and reset for a productive and successful New Year.

Window to the World: Traditions of Finland 2021

Travel Experience to Finland!
Travel Dates: Sept 9-20, 2021
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The New York Mills Arts Retreat and Regional Cultural Center is a multidisciplinary arts organization that has been dedicated to expanding the cultural and creative opportunities for rural Americans for more than two and a half decades. The Center, founded by John Davis, is located in the town of New York Mills in Otter Tail County in north central Minnesota.


Now in its 27th year, The Great American Think-Off is an exhibition of civil disagreement between powerful ideas being explored by every day people. Designed to bring philosophy down from the ivory towers of academia and make it accessible for all, the contest has received national acclaim including coverage by C-SPAN, the New York Times, and The Today Show.