Grants Awarded

FY 2021

Art Legacy Projects

Funded 3/23/2021

Department of Public Transformation: Granite Falls, Ignite Rural, $20,000
Lower Sioux Indian Community: Morton, Cansayapi Wicoigage Oti Incubator Start-Up Project, $19,516
Wilder Pageant Committee: Walnut Grove, Laura’s Trilogy: Faith, Fragments, Fulfilled, $20,000

Funded 4/27/21

City of Granite Falls: Granite Falls, Granite as a Model of Artistic Placemaking, $18,600

Total Art Legacy Projects: $78,116

Art Projects

ROUND I: Funded 10/27/2020

AMP (Arts & Mentoring Project): Pipestone, Little Kids Rock the Quartziter, $6,184
Hutchinson Center for the Arts: Hutchinson, 2021 Visual Arts Exhibition Series, $2,000
Lac qui Parle Historical Society: Madison, Production of the Lac qui Parle Radio Hour, $4,216
Meander Art Crawl: Appleton, Meander 2021, $7,000
Prairie Arts Continuum: Windom, PAC Presents “Shrek the Musical”, $7,000

ROUND II: Funded 01/26/2021

AMP (Arts & Mentoring Project): Pipestone, Moana Jr. Musical Theatre Camp, $7,000
City of Granite Falls: Granite Falls, Get to Know Granite Falls – Then & Now, $7,000
Canby Area Arts Council: Canby, 2021 Music on Mondays/Art in the Park, $6,581
Jackson Center for the Arts: Jackson, Music at the Market/Arts in the Park, $7,000

ROUND III: Funded 4/27/21

City of Granite Falls: Granite Falls, Creative Crosswalks, $6,500
Department of Public Transformation: Granite Falls, WE CAN! Event Series, $7,000
Greater Milan Initiative: Milan, The Defrost Project and Greater Milan Initiative Present: We Are Milan 2021, $7,000
Green Earth Players: Luverne, Green Earth Players 2021 Fall Musical, $7,000
Kerkhoven Arts Council: Kerkhoven, 2021 Summer Youth Musical Theatre Program, $7,000
Lyon County Agricultural Society: Marshall, Lyon County Fair, Jason Pritchett, $7,000
Marshall Area Farmers Market: Marshall, Performances in the Market, $4,000
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council: Marshall, MAFAC Exhibit Program May 2021 through April 2022, $829
Minnesota Pottery Festival: Hutchinson, 2021 MN Pottery Festival, $7,000
City of Sunberg: Sunberg, Sunburg Heritage Arts Initiative, $6,720
SWWC Foundation for Innovation in Education: Marshall, 2021 Conference for Young Artists, $7,000
The Calumet Players: Pipestone, MACT One Act Play Festival in Partnership with Calumet Players, $2,499

Total Art Projects: $123,529

Equipment & Facilities Improvement

ROUND I: Funded 3/23/2021

Bird Island Cultural Centre: Bird Island, Replace Facility Windows & Repair Exterior Wall, $10,000
Wilder Pageant Committee: Walnut Grove, This Little Light on Laura, $10,000

Round II: Funded 4/27/21

AMP (Arts & Mentoring Project): Pipestone, Computer Equipment, $10,000
Blue Mound Area Theatre: Luverne, Livestreaming Multi-Camera Installation, $9,771
Crow River Players: New London, Little Theatre Sound Stage, $10,000
Department of Public Transformation: Granite Falls, YES! House Media Lab & Maker Space, $10,000
Granite Area Arts Council: Granite Falls, Bike Art Cart, Maker’s Market, flooring, etc., $9,817
Greater Litchfield Opera House: Litchfield, Stage, Sound and Lighting Enhancement, $9,840
Willmar Community Theatre/The Barn Theatre: Willmar, Replace/upgrade Website and Curtain Track for gifted curtains, $8,255

Total Equipment & Facilities Improvement: $87,683

Monthly Grants

Going Virtual: Funded 10/27/2020

Granite Area Arts Council: Granite Falls, Equipment and Training for Virtual Classes, $826

Going Virtual: Funded 11/24/2020

AMP (Arts & Mentoring Project): Pipestone, A New Way, $1,000
Big Stone Arts Council: Ortonville, Big Stone Arts Council Membership Virtual Outreach, $1,000
Crow River Players: New London, Little Theatre’s Open Mic Online, $1,000
Marshall Area Stage Company: Marshall, Video Camera for virtual now & forward-focus program, $1,000
Pipestone Performing Arts Center: Pipestone, Virtual Performance Series, $1,000

Going Virtual: Funded 12/18/2020

Blue Mound Area Theatre/The Palace Theatre: Luverne, Streaming Equipment for the Palace, $995
Wilder Pageant Committee: Walnut Grove, YOLO Laura 2021, $988

Going Virtual: Funded 01/26/2021

Lake Benton Opera House: Lake Benton, Virtual Equipment & Software, $958
Willmar Community Theatre/The Barn Theater: Willmar, Barn Theatre Going Virtual, $1,000

Going Virtual: Funded 02/23/2021

Worthington Memorial Auditorium: Worthington, Going Virtual at MAPAC, $1,000

Art Legacy Project Planning

Funded 4/27/21

Department of Public Transformation: Granite Falls, Granite Falls City Artist-in-Residence Sustainability & Expansion Planning, $2,500

Arts Organization Development: Funded


Granite Area Arts Council: Granite Falls, Maker’s Market Development, $2,500

Funded 4/27/21

Department of Public Transformation: Granite Falls, Work with Contracted Capital Campaign Expert, $2,500
New London Arts and Culture Alliance: New London, Strategic Planning and Board Development, $2,500

Total Monthly Grants: $20,767

Operating Support

Year Two (Awarded in FY2020 but granted in FY2021)

Crow River Players: New London, Operating Support Year 2, $3,655
Hutchinson Center for the Arts: Hutchinson, Operating Support Year 2, $14,761
Jackson Center for the Arts: Jackson, Operating Support Year 2, $3,257
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council: Marshall Operating Support Year 2, $9,466
Milan Village Arts School: Milan, Operating Support Year 2, $8,827
Wilder Pageant Committee: Walnut Grove, Operating Support Year 2, $14,722
Willmar Area Arts Council: Willmar, Operating Support Year 2, $6,784
Winsted Arts Council: Winsted, Operating Support Year 2, $5,901

Total Operating Support Year Two Grants: $67,373

Arts in the Schools

ROUND I: Funded 11/24/2020

Dawson-Boyd Schools: Dawson, Dulcimers in the Time of COVID, $3,772
Lakeview Public School: Cottonwood, Ross Sutter Dulcimer Residency, $4,000
RTR School District: Tyler, Virtual Music Residency 2020, $3,960
Southwest Minnesota State University-Music Dept.: Marshall, Oliver Nelson Jr. Jazz Residency, $4,000
Yellow Medicine East Schools: Granite Falls, Paper: Cut, Fold, Sculpt, $4,000

ROUND I: Funded 2/23/2021

RTR: Tyler, History & Heritage of Tribal People, $3,001

Round III: Funded 5/25/21

BOLD Public Schools: Olivia, Plein Air Art Field Trip, $937
RTR School District: Tyler, Copper Street Brass Residency, $4,000

Total Arts in the Schools Grants: $27,670

Individual Artist-Art Study Opportunity for Youth

Funded 4/27/21

Brooke Schlegel: Lake Lillian, Watercolor study with artist Michele Steffen, $500
Georgia Rabaey: Marshall, All State Orchestra Summer Camp, $500
Maggie Setrum: Raymond, Violin lessons with Lisa Zeller, $500

Individual Artist-Equity

Funded 11/24/2020

Autumn Cavender-Wilson: Granite Falls, Wowicakekage, $4,000

Funded 11/24/2020

Jammie Niemeyer: Maynard, Portraits: Multicultural Leaders throughout American History, $4,000

Funded 3/23/2021

John Edwards: Hutchinson, Skateland Mini Doc Project, $4,000

Individual Artist- Established Career

ROUND I: Funded 9/22/2020

Daniel Bernstrom: Worthington, Picture Book Development Grant, $6,958
Fern Cloud: Granite Falls, NA Traditional Bison Robe Painting, $7,000
Zachary Ploeger: Pipestone, Trumpet Repertoire Recording Project, $7,000
Lucy Tokheim: Dawson, Heroes of the Middle Ages, Walking the Primstav, $7,000

ROUND I: Funded 2/23/2021

Karen Jenson: Appleton, Karen Jenson Portfolio 2021, $7,000
John Sterner: Marshall, Inktober being Lakota Journeys, $7,000
David Strom: Windom, D. Strom Drawings to Paintings, $7,000
Dan Wahl: Walnut Grove, Don’t Doubt Your Horses, $5,595

Individual Artist-Emerging

ROUND I: Funded 9/22/2020

Rhonda Buerkle: Glencoe, Children’s Book, $2,500
Deborah Meyer: Madison, Sri Lanka in Watercolors, $1,310
Mary KG Seifert: Willmar, Novel Publishing Preparation, $2,500

ROUND I: Funded 2/23/2021

Laura Deleski: Willmar, Genealogy Quilt, $2,500
Jason Frank: Ortonville, Old Glacier’s Almanac, $2,500
Maggie Fuller: Montevideo, ME Fuller Emerging Artist, $2,500
Erik Hatlestad: New London, Music of Agrarian Struggle, $2,500
John Kellen: Willmar, Up Close and Personal, $2,500

Total Individual Artist Grants Awarded: $86,855

Prairie Disciple Award

Rosemary Glesener: Bird Island, Prairie Disciple Award 2021, $1,000



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