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Operating Support Grants
Crow River Players Hutchinson $7,337
Dawson Boyd Arts Association Dawson $8,290
Hutchinson Center for the Arts Hutchinson $17,215
Lake Benton Opera House Lake Benton $9,398
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council Marshall $11,409
Milan Village Art School Milan $9,576
Prairie Arts Chorale Marshall $6,202
Willmar Area Arts Council Willmar $6,069
  Total Operating Support: $75,496
 
Art Projects
ROUND I GRANTS:  Funded 8/28/2018
The Calumet Players Pipestone MACTFest 2019 “The Glamour House” $4,996
Crow River Youth Choir Hutchinson 2018/2019 Concert Season $2,120
Eden Valley-Watkins Community Ed Eden Valley Snoopy $3,200
Friends of the Orchestra/SMO Marshall Making Music in Marshall $6,525
Hutchinson Center for the Arts Hutchinson 2019 Visual Arts Exhibition Season $2,000
Hutchinson Photography Club Hutchinson 2018 Photography Club Showcase $912
Jackson Center for the Arts Jackson Winter Concert Series $3,500
Meander Art Crawl Various locations along the upper MN River Meander 2019 $7,000
Pipestone Performing Arts Center Pipestone Tonic Sol Fa Program $4,525
Prairie Arts Chorale Marshall Spring Concert Season 2019 $1,553
Rock County Fine Arts Association Luverne Governor’s Hunt Sculpture $3,695
Rock County Fine Arts Association Luverne Studio Tour $2,285
Willmar Area Arts Council Willmar Studio Hop 2019 $4,955
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra Willmar WASO: 2 Concerts $7,000
Willmar Community Education Willmar A World of Music $3,623
Winsted Arts Council Winsted WAC Music Series $6,125
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Worthington November 2018 Holiday Concert $7,000
Worthington Chamber Singers Worthington Choral Commission $3,500
 
ROUND II GRANTS:  Funded 1/26/2019
Bird Island Cultural Centre Bird Island Monthly Art Exhibits $6,810
Blue Mound Area Theatre Luverne Missoula Children’s Theater, Summer 2019 $2,500
Buffalo Ridge Chorale Hendricks 2019 Concert Series $6,972
Chord-Ayres Granite Falls 50th Anniversary Concert and Documentary Project $7,000
Cultural Awareness Organization Worthington Worthington International Festival $5,000
Friends of the Arts Renville Wizard of Oz $750
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council Marshall Performance Series 2019-2020 $4,925
Marshall Area Stage Company Marshall MACTFest 2019 Attendance Support $2,093
Minnesota Pottery Festival Hutchinson 2019 Pottery Festival $6,956
New London Music Festival New London 2019 New London Music Festival $6,000
Prairie Dance Alliance Marshall PDA Dance Camp 2019 $5,590
Prairie Winds Concert Band New London PWCB 2019 Concerts $2,560
RiverSong Music Festival Hutchinson RiverSong Music Festival 2019 $7,000
Spicer Beautification Committee Spicer Spicer Music in the Park $5,080
Willmar Area Arts Council Willmar Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! 2019 $3,250
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra Willmar Two Concerts $7,000
Willmar Community Theatre/The Barn Theatre Willmar Barn Theatre Summer Season 2019 $7,000
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Worthington 9th Anniversary Concert May 2019 $7,000
   
ROUND III GRANTS:  Funded 4/23/2019    
AMP (Arts & Mentoring Project) Pipestone Summer Arts Program: “The Lion King Jr.” $6,829
Blue Mound Area Theatre Luverne Coming Home $7,000
Crow River Singers Hutchinson 2019-2020 Crow River Sings Concert Series $4,077
FungusAmongus Players Dassel “Man of La Mancha” $7,000
IFTIIN Somali Youth Center Willmar IFTIIN Dhanto Project $6,450
Marshall Area Farmers Market Marshall Performances in the Market $3,920
Marshall Are Fine Arts Council Marshall MAFAC Exhibit Program 2019-2020 $517
Rhythm of the River Jackson Rhythm of the River Music Festival $7,000
Total Art Projects: $210,793
Art Legacy Projects
ROUND II GRANTS:  Funded 1/26/2019
The City of Montevideo Montevideo $13,072
Granite Falls Historical Society Granite Falls $22,850
     
ROUND III GRANTS:  Funded 4/23/2019    
Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership (SWMHP) Slayton A Prairie Homeless Companion $21,519
  Total Legacy Art Projects: $57,441
Art Legacy Project Planning
MONTHLY DEADLINE GRANTS: 
1/26/19
City of Slayton Slayton Slayton Community Mural $2,036
8/28/18
City of Madison Madison Light-Based Public Art Project $2,500
PPF Willmar Ability Focused Mural by PFF $2,500
3/26/19
Department of Public Transformation Granite Falls Granite Falls City Arts Residency $2,500
  Total Art Legacy Project Planning: $9,536
 
Arts Organization Development
MONTHLY DEADLINE GRANTS:

8/28/18

Willmar Area Arts Council Willmar Branding & Website $4,795
2/26/19    
Blue Mound Area Theatre Luverne Palace Theater Executive Director Orientation $5,000
3/26/19
Department of Public Transformation Granite Falls SAY YES! Capital Campaign Consultant $4,800
Total Arts Organization Development: $14,595
Arts Organization Start-Up
8/28/2018
Canby Area Arts Council Canby Start-Up $1,560
  Total Arts Organization Start-Up: $1,560
 
Equipment/Facilities Improvement
ROUND I GRANTS: Funded 9/25/2018
Lake Benton Opera House Lake Benton 2018 Equipment Upgrade $8,046
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council Marshall Laptop Computer $782
ROUND II GRANTS: Funded 3/26/2019
Bird Island Cultural Centre Bird Island Art Workshop Room Heating $3,687
Blue Mound Area Theatre Luverne Wireless Microphones $10,000
Department of Public Transformation Granite Falls Yes! House Community Recording Studio $10,000
Jackson Center for the Arts Jackson Replace hearing and cooling systems $10,000
Rhythm of the River Jackson Electrical Upgrade $8,904
RiverSong Music Festival Hutchinson RiverSong Music Festival $5,454
Wilder Pageant Committee Walnut Grove Laura! Hear me Now? $9,836
Total Equipment/Facilities Grants: $66,709
Arts in the Schools    
ROUND I GRANTS: Funded 11/27/18    
ACGC 5-12 School Grove City Perspectives on Peace in ACGC $4,000
Appleton-Milan Elementary School Appleton Polymer Clay-Bird Emphasis $4,000
Bert Raney Elementary Dulcimer Project with Ross Sutter $2,526
Dawson-Boyd School Dawson Folk Instrument & Dulcimer Building with Ross Sutter $4,000
Edgerton Public School Edgerton Edgerton Ellsworth Dulcimer Project $2,690
Hutchinson High School Hutchinson HHS Mia Field Trip $520
Lakeview Public Schools Cottonwood Ross Sutter Dulcimer Project $2,400
Montevideo High School Montevideo Montevideo Trip to the Guthrie $2,040
New London-Spicer Music Dept. New London Field Trip Funding Help $1,350
SMSU Music Dept. Marshall Denis DiBlasio Jazz Residency $4,000
Tracy Area Public Schools Tracy TAHS Guthrie Field Trip $2,460
Yellow Medicine East Granite Falls YME Puppet Residency $4,000
ROUND II GRANTS: Funded 2/26/2019  
Echo Charter School Echo Dakota Arts and Student Pipestone Production $4,000
Lac qui Parle Valley School District Madison EL & REACH Arts and Culture Trip $2,500
New Century Academy Hutchinson Western Paper Making and Books with Demo Inc. $2,798
Pipestone Middle/High School Pipestone Residency with Copper Street Brass $4,000
Yellow Medicine East Granite Falls YME Pewter Casting $4,000
Total Arts in the Schools: $51,284
Art Study Opportunity for Youth
Funded 4/23/19
Addison Kainz Tracy Prairie Dance Alliance Dance Camp $500
Georgia Rabaey Marshall Upper Midwest String Camp $500
Kayden Cavaness Clara City Kayden’s Art Development $500
Parker Steinke Dawson Summer Orchestra Camp $500
Total Art Study Opportunity for Youth: $2,000
Individual Artist-Developing
ROUND I GRANTS: Funded 10/23/2018    
Erica Dischino Willmar Rural Refugee Photography Project $2,500
Kimberly Nelson Marshall Backyard Photos $2,415
Teresa Peterson Belview Grasshopper Book $2,500
Kylie Rieke Fairfax Pottery Work Study $2,500
Sima Amid Wewetzer Marshall Art and Psychology $2,500
ROUND II GRANTS: Funded 2/26/2019    
Lauren Carlson Dawson Fully participate in AWP Writer to Writer $2,340
Grace Johnson Willmar Pottery $2,500
Liz Rackl Ortonville Nature’s Abstract Nature $2,495
Cassie Williams Marshall Linen Hair $2,500
Individual Artist-Established Career    
ROUND I GRANTS: Funded 10/23/2018    
Lisa Bergh New London Solo Art Exhibition $7,000
Glen Bruns Marshall Painting Minnesota’s Past Today $7,000
Nikki Bettcher Erickson Willmar Script Work: One Act Musical $6,800
John Larson Milan Ceramic Sculpture $7,000
ROUND II GRANTS: Funded 2/26/2019  
Eva Margaret Willmar Produce New Body of Work $5,000
Lee Kanten Ortonville Lee learns to write music $6,345
Olga Krasovska Granite Falls Moving forward Abstraction $7,000
Marjorie Nilssen New London Encaustic Monotypes $6,900
Andrew Nordin New London Structural Paintings $7,000
Don Sherman Ortonville Handmade Paper Making Project $4,500
   
Individual Artist-Community Collaboration    
Funded 2/26/2019    
Jessica Gorman Renville Prohibited Acts $9,700
Total Individual Artist: $96,495
   
Prairie Disciple Award    
Funded 4/23/19    
Linda Clarksean Alpha Prairie Disciple Award $1,000
   
Board Initiated Grant/Local Arts Initiative    
SWWC Service Cooperative Marshall Young Artist Conference $2,500
2019 GRANTS AWARDED: $589,409

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