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Grants Awarded

July 2022-June 2023

Organizations

Organization Grants Awarded

Art Legacy Projects

Funded 1/28/23

City of Madison: Madison, Grand Park Mural, $19,430
Department of Public Transformation: Granite Falls, “The Art of Neighboring” Event Series, $20,000

Art Projects

Funded 8/23/22

The Barn Theatre: Willmar, Winter Season Production, $7,000
Hutchinson Center for the Arts: Hutchinson, 2023 Visual Arts Exhibition Series, $3,265
Meander Art Crawl: Appleton, Meander 2023, $7,000
Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center: Spicer, Meadow Adventures on Earth Day, $7,000
Southwest Minnesota Orchestra: Marshall, The American Experience, $6,425
Willmar Area Symphony Orchestra: Willmar, 2 Concerts, $7,000
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra: Worthington, November 2022 Concert – Water Music!, $7,000

Funded 9/27/22

The Calumet Players, Inc.: Pipestone, Disney’s The Descendants: The Musical, $4,670

Funded 1/28/23

Canby Area Arts Council: Canby, 2023 Connect & Create: Art Classes/Workshops, $5,119
Tracy Public Library: Tracy, Crafternoons at Tracy Public Library, $4,500
Worthington International Festival: Worthington, Worthington International Festival, $6,000
Friends of the Edgerton Library: Edgerton, Missoula Children’s Theater: Betty Lou & the County Beast, $3,475
Minnesota Pottery Festival: Hutchinson, Minnesota Pottery Festival 2023, $7,000
RiverSong Music Festival: Hutchinson, RiverSong Music Festival 2023, $4,856
Southwest Minnesota Orchestra: Marshall, The Idea of North—Music from Scandinavia, Germany and Russia, $6,920
Southwest Minnesota State University: Marshall, Southwest Minnesota State University—World Fest, $7,000
City of Sunburg: Sunburg, Sunburg Community Fiddling 2023, $6,835
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra: Willmar, Children’s Concert + Video of March & May Concerts, $4,150
Worthington Area Symphonic Orchestra: Worthington, Spring Concert May 2023 – Gloria!, $7,000

Funded 4/25/23

The City of Slayton: Slayton, USO Show Reboot, $4,200
The City of Spicer: Spicer, 2023 Spicer Music in the Park, $7,000
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association: Dawson, Enso Daiko & Ring of Kerry, $6,900
Department of Public Transformation: Granite Falls, MN Local Artist Residencies, $7,000
FungusAmongus Players: Dassel, Production of a musical “The Secret Garden”, $7,000
Granite Falls Historical Society: Granite Falls, Walking Theater: The Divine Feminine/Shared Future, $7,000
Jackson Center for the Arts: Jackson, Frederick Manfred Piano Donation & Celebration, $4,150
The Little Theatre Auditorium: New London, Immersive Summer Show: Clown Bar, $7,000
Loose Gravel Music Festival: Walnut Grove, Loose Gravel Music Festival III, $6,306
Marshall Area Farmers Market: Marshall, Performances at the Market 2023, $3,850
Minnesota Valley Community Concert Association: Montevideo, Anniversary Concert–Celebrating 60 Years!, $5,450
Murray County Historical Society: Slayton, Dinehart Holt House 2023 Front Porch Music Series, $3,500
Pipestone Performing Arts Center: Pipestone, PAC 30th Season Opener, $6,750
Prairie Dance Alliance Marshall: Dance Camp 2023, $2,605
Prairie Winds Concert Band: New London, PWCB 2023 Indoor and Outdoor Concerts, $3,895
Rhythm of the River: Jackson, Rhythm of the River 2023, $7,000
The SWWC Foundation for Innovation in Education: Marshall, 2023 Conference for Young Artists, $7,000
Walnut Grove Family Festival: Walnut Grove, Family Festival 2023, $7,000
Willmar Main Street: Willmar, Willmar Mainstreet Artist Series, $3,000
Worthington Chamber Singers: Worthington, Choral Commission for 30th Anniversary, $7,000

Equipment & Facilities Improvement

Funded 10/25/22

FungusAmongus Players: Dassel, Theatrical Sound System Purchase, $1,000
Greater Litchfield Opera House: Litchfield, Stage Thrust, $8,417

Funded 3/28/23

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association: Dawson, Expanding Sound Technology Capabilities, $5,245
Jackson Center for the Arts: Jackson, Basement Lighting/Electrical upgrade, $9,915
Lake Benton Opera House: Lake Benton, Sound and Lighting Improvement funds, $10,000
Little Theatre Auditorium: New London, Stage & Lights Upgrades, $3,087
The Wilder Pageant: Walnut Grove, Special Effects for the Prairie, $10,000

Quick Support

Funded 8/23/22

DEMO inc: Svea, Planning for “Honoring Diversity Labyrinth”, $2,025
The Barn Theatre: Willmar, Marketing Plan, $2,500

Funded 9/27/22

Department of Public Transformation: Granite Falls, The YES! House Futures Strategic Planning Project, $2,500

Funded 11/22/22

Tyler Arts Council: Tyler, Love Letters, $652

Funded 12/20/22

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association: Dawson, Transition & Training 2023, $2,500

Funded 2/28/23

2B Continued: Glencoe, Trauma Transformed and Story Portrait Workshops, $2,500
The City of Madison: Madison, Grant Park Sculpture “The Sound of Color”, $2,500

Funded 3/28/23

Minnesota Pottery Festival: Hutchinson, 501c3 Application, $2,500
Tyler Arts Council: Tyler, Summer Concert, $2,500

Funded 4/25/23

The Palace Theatre: Luverne, Microphone Headset & Transmitter Body Pack Replacement, $2,500
City of Tracy: Tracy, Outdoor Adventure Art Camps, $2,500
Purpose Artisans: Willmar, Organization start up and development / 501(c)(3) status, $2,500

Funded 5/23/23

Granite Area Arts Council: Granite Falls, SquidFest Community Engagement & Creative Evaluation, $2,500
The Little Theatre Auditorium: New London, Little Theatre Strategic Fundraising, $2,500

Operating Support

Funded 11/23/2021

Bird Island Cultural Centre: Bird Island, Operating Support FY 2000 – 2023, $7,798
Little Theatre Auditorium: New London, Operating Support FY 2022 – 2023, $8,725
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association: Dawson, Operating Support – Overcoming Challenges, $9,288
Hutchinson Center for the Arts: Hutchinson, Operating Support FY22/23, $14,806
Jackson Center for the Arts: Jackson, Office Staffing for Jackson Center for the Arts, $8,699
Marshall Area Arts Council: Marshall, MAFAC Operating Support FY 2022 – 2023, $7,220
Milan Village Arts School: Milan, MVAS Operating Support FY 2022 – 2023, $10,859
Pipestone Performing Arts Center: Pipestone, PPAC 2022/2023 Operating Support, $11,668
Prairie Arts Chorale: Marshall, Operating Support FY 2022 – 2023, $5,696
Wilder Pageant Committee: Walnut Grove, LAURA INGALLS WILDER SEES THE FUTURE, $15,180
Willmar Area Arts Council: Willmar, Operating Support FY 2022 – 2023, $7,424

Total Organizational Grants: $452,955

Arts in the Schools Grants Awarded

Funded 11/22/22

Bert Raney Elementary: Granite Falls, 5th Grade Dulcimer Project with Ross Sutter, $2,662
Lakeview Public School: Cottonwood, Ross Sutter Dulcimer, $2,747
Prairie Elementary: Worthington, T-Shirt Art, $4,000
Southwest Minnesota State University Music Department: Marshall, Tom Malone Jazz Residency, $4,000
Yellow Medicine East: Granite Falls, Creativity Beyond Age, $4,000

Funded 2/28/23

Dawson-Boyd Schools: Dawson, Ross Sutter for the Win!, $4,000
Lincoln Elementary: Lincoln, Music Residency with Mick LaBriola, $4,000

Total Schools Grants: $25,409

Individual Artist Special Awards

Prairie Disciple Award

Funded 4/25/23

Lee Kanten: Ortonville, Nominated by Jeanie Kanten, $1,000

Individual Artist Grants Awarded

Advanced Artist Fellowship

Funded 11/22/22

Andrew Rivera: Hutchinson, Studio Equipment & Compensated Time, $7,000

Artist Equity

Funded 2/28/23

Ferman Woodberry: Jackson, Photography Upgrade, $3,982

Funded 4/25/23

Cheyanne StJohn: Morton, Revival of Individual Traditional Dakota Art Practices, $4,000

Artist Growth

Funded 9/27/2022

Kristi Link Fernholz: Appleton, Purchase new camera equipment and create a new body of work, $4,000
Marija Heck: Bird Island, Commission of 7-String Guitar, $3,500
John Kellen: Willmar, Expansion from still photography to videography, $4,000
Saara Myrene Raappana: Marshall, My Own Private Kalevala, $4,000
Mark Thode: Pipestone, Theatre Poster Portfolio, $3,806
Jannet Walsh: Murdock, Nonfiction Quest Narrative -- Family Stories: MN & Irish Diaspora, $4,000

Funded 2/28/23

Rachel Kepler: Montevideo, Build up my pottery skills and equipment, $4,000
Heather J. King: New London, Big Talk Small Town, $4,000
Craig Lindsay: Marshall, Musical Composition – CD (tentative title “Hat Trick”), $3,390
Julia Redner: Echo, Forever Floating, $3,993
Cheryl Voorhees: Appleton, Watercolor – Opportunities to Learn, $4,000
Andrew Webster: Hutchinson, Building a Kiln and Community, $4,000
Anne Wedler: Marshall, Large format cyanotypes, $2,750
Sima Amid Wewetzer: Marshall, Women, Life, Freedom, $4,000

Quick Support

Funded 8/23/22

Lisa Bergh: New London, Equipment and material for a new body of work, $1,000
Andrew Webster: Hutchinson, Building Our First Kiln!, $1,000

Funded 10/25/2022

Jessie Hennen: Wood Lake, Granite Falls Home Companion Companion Vol. 2: Editing + Publicity, $500

Funded 11/22/22

Nancy Harms: Clara City, Hire MN Videographer for Music Videos, $1,000
Mary KG Seifert: Willmar, Professional Growth through Conference Attendance, $1,000

Funded 12/20/22

Stacey Neuhaus: Litchfield, Starting Again: Rebuild Foundational Skills, $575

Funded 1/28/23

Kirsten Brichler: Marshall, Wildlife in Wool: Exploring animals, plants and fungi in MN, $936

Funded 2/28/23

Jared Wosmek: Spicer, $1,000

Funded 4/25/23

Adrienne Herbert: Lakefield, Supplies for an upcoming and future shows, $950
Kari Weber: New London, Studio Time for Art Exhibition, $1,000

Funded 5/22/23

Zachary Chilson: Hutchinson, Kiln Ventilation and Installation, $943
Sharla Bengtson: Wood Lake, Lenses to Take Photos, $830

Art Study Opportunity for Youth

Funded 4/25/23

Teddy Bonnema: Prinsburg, Drawing & Shading with Michele Steffen, $500
Inez Crowdog-StJohn: Morton, Piano Lessons and Camp, $500
Mazzi Moore: Hills, $500
Brylee Peterson: Marshall, Attend Prairie Dance Alliance Summer Dance Camp, $249
Elizabeth Wendland: Ellsworth, Continuing Highland Dance Study, $500
Paityn Wolf: Willmar, Private Piano Lessons, $500

Total Awarded to Individual Artists: $82,895

2023 Total Grants Awarded: $570,268

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