Grants Awarded

July 2023-Current


Organization Grants Awarded

Operating Support

Funded 11/28/23

AMP (Arts & Mentoring Project): Jasper, $6703

Cultural Center: Bird Island, $7890

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association: Dawson, $8043

Hutchinson Center for the Arts: Hutchinson, $14239

Little Theatre Auditorium: New London, $9562

MAFAC (Marshall Area Fine Arts Council): Marshall, $6246

Milan Village Arts School: Milan, $7503

Pipestone Performing Arts Center: Pipestone, $14285

Wilder Pageant Committee: Walnut Grove, $15907

Willmar Area Arts Council: Willmar, $5409

Winsted Arts Council: Winsted, $4843

Public Art

Funded 1/27/24

The City of Granite Falls: Public Arts & Beautification Project, $17500

The City of Tracy: Tracy Public Library Art Installation, $8438

The City of Worthington: Dia de Los Muertos Catrinas Community Art Project, $6000

Mountain Lake Public Library: Memorial Bench & Statue, $10206

Equipment & Facilities Improvement

Funded 2/29/24

The City of Slayton: Gullord Park Band Shell Repairs, $10000

The Dawson-Boyd Arts Association: Stage Lighting Enhancement Project, $7379

The Department of Public Transformation: Granite Falls, The YES! House Art Gallery Lighting, $10000

Friends of the Arts: Renville, Accessibility: Outside Ramp, Inside Chair Lift, $10000

The Litchfield Community Theatre: Sound System Upgrade, $10000

Mni Sota Arts: Redwood Falls, Portable art display, lighting and event chairs and tables, $10000

Pipestone Performing Arts Center: Replace Light Equipment with LEDS, $10000

Prairie Dance Alliance: Marshall, Nutcracker Ballet Costume Replacements and Upgrades, $3162

Art Projects

Funded 8/22/23

Al Opland Singers: Pipestone, 45th Season, $6890

AMP (Arts & Mentoring Project): Pipestone, 2nd Annual Production of Scrooge! the Musical, $7000

Hutchinson Center for the Arts: Hutchinson, 2024 Visual Arts Exhibition Series, $3405

Madison Healthcare Services: Madison, The Link: Connecting Art and Healing, $7000

Meander Art Crawl: Appleton, Meander 2024, $7000

Prairie Arts Chorale: Marshall, Fall Concert Season 2023, $5350

Preserve Appleton's Heritage: Appleton, Streets of Honor Public Art Project, $7000

Southwest Minnesota Orchestra: Marshall, Fall Concert-Composing under Adversity-The Great Composers' Struggle with Disabilities, $6850

Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra: Willmar, October and January Concert 2023-24, $7000

Funded 12/14/23

City of Silver Lake: City Mural, $7000

City of Sunburg: Developing Sunburg Traditional Music 2024, $6870

Kerkhoven Arts Council: 2024 KMS Summer Youth Musical Theater Production, $7000

Little Theatre Auditorium: New London, Summer Sound Studio Recording Workshops, $7000

Marshall Public Schools: It Begins with Us - Conference, $7000

Minnesota Pottery Festival: Hutchinson, 2024 Minnesota Pottery Festival, $7000

New London Arts and Culture Alliance: Bill Gossman Retrospective Exhibition Booklet, $4550

Prairie Arts Chorale: Marshall, Spring 2024 Concert Season, $5000

Prairie Arts Continuum: Windom, Production of the comedy play "Jailbirds", $3365

RiverSong Music Festival: Hutchinson, 2024 Festival, $7000

Southwest Minnesota Orchestra: Marshall, 2024 Children's Concert and Concerto Competition: "Blasting Into Music", $7000

Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation: Marshall, 2024 SMSU Drag Show, $6094

Tyler Area Arts Council: Community theatre production of "Annie", $5375

Willmar Area League of Women Voters: Healthy Earth Seasonal Panels, $6094

Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra: WASO & CANTUS - May 2024 Concert, $7000

Quick Support

Funded 8/22/23

Buffalo Ridge Chorale: Hendricks, Farewell Concert for the Buffalo Ridge Chorale, $2500
City of Granite Falls: Granite Falls, Pilot Beautification Project, $2500
Lyon County Museum: Marshall, Arts and Living History Festival Community Art Project and Performance, $1057
Montevideo Community Education: Montevideo, Fall 2023 Youth Art Club, $1080

Funded 9/26/23

Bonanza Education Center of Ortonville: Ortonville, Art Supplies Purchase for Center, $1408

Tyler Area Arts Council: Tyler, 12 Angry Jurors Production, $2500

Funded 10/24/23

AMP (Arts & Mentoring Project): Pipestone, Special Effects Equipment, $2500

Friends of the Auditorium: Worthington, Local Musicians Preshow and Intermission Performances, $2250

Jackson Center for the Arts: Jackson, Point of Sale Upgrade, $1498

Funded 11/28/23

Southwest Minnesota Orchestra: Marshall, Music Folder Purchase, $750

Funded 1/27/24

The Cultural Centre in Bird Island: Cultural Centre Furnace Repair, $2500

MACCRAY School District: Clara City, Junior Players Theatre Project Spring 2024, $2500

Funded 2/29/24

Blue Mound Area Theatre: Luverne, Computer Upgrade for The Palace, $2440

City of Sunburg: Community & Family Music Camp 2024, $2458

Mni Sota Arts: Redwood Falls, Board Finance Training and Planning, $2500

Pipestone Performing Arts Center: Video and Audio Editing Project, $2300

Purpose Artisans: Willmar, Photography Exhibition: Willmar...What comes to your mind?!, $2340

West Central Connection Barbershop Chorus: Willmar, Advertising for Spring Concert, $1000

Funded 3/26/24

2B Continued: Glencoe, Story Portrait Workshop, $2500

Montevideo Community Education: Fiesta Days 2024 Art Camp, $2500

Total Organizational Grants: $411,565

Arts in the Schools Grants Awarded

Funded 9/26/23

Southwest Minnesota State University: Marshall, Tom Scott Jazz Residency, $4000

Funded 11/28/23

New London-Spicer Public Schools: Printmaking Design Project for Robotics Team, $609

Westbrook Walnut Grove Highschool: Stage Combat Workshop, $4000

Funded 10/24/23

Yellow Medicine East: Granite Falls, StoryMaps, $4000

Funded 12/14/23

Bert Raney Elementary: Granite Falls, 5th Grade Dulcimer Residency with Ross Sutter, $2494

Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Elementary: Clinton, Artist in Residence: Through the Eyes of an Artist!, $4000

Luverne High School: Touring Musical Field Trip, $4000

Willmar Senior High School: Willmar Jazz Festival, $2300

Funded 1/27/24

Ellsworth Public School: Performance Residency - A Musical in a Week, $4000

Lakeview Public School: Cottonwood, Ross Sutter Dulcimer Residency, $2672

Funded 2/29/24

Cedar Mountain Schools: Morgan, Section 2A South Visual Arts Competition & Public Art Exhibition, $4000

Minnesota Valley Area Learning Center: Montevideo, Arts Experience Field Trip, $4000

Ortonville Community Education & James Knoll Elementary: Black Hills Play House: On the Road to Bremen Town, $3100

Total Schools Grants: $41,485

Individual Artist Grants & Awards

Advanced Artist Fellowship

Funded 11/28/23

Eva Margaret: Willmar, Create New Pieces for New Body of Work, $7000

Artist Equity

Funded 10/24/23

Cynthia Zimmer: Redwood Falls, Artistic Celebration of the Indigenous Woman, $4000

Doris Stands: Redwood Falls, Purchase Supplies, Storage & Furniture, $3578

Eileen Okeefe: Morton, Beadwork for Men's Traditional Dance Regalia, $4000

Jason Johnson, Redwood Falls, Winter Medallions, $4000

Funded 3/26/24

Daniel Bernstrom: Worthington, Diverse Middle-Grade Book Development, $4000

Artist Growth

Funded 9/26/23

Alicia Bayer: Westbrook, Flower Girls, $3800

Rhonda Buerkle: Glencoe, Woofy Sees the Big Apple (Book 4 in a Children's Series), $3600

Angie Guptill: Canby, Artist Assistance for Ceramics Growth, $4000

Molly Rivera: Hutchinson, Ceramics Conference, $3200

Heather Smith: Olivia, Humanity in Watercolor, $4000

Sheila Tabaka: Marshall, Kilt History, Fabric and Making in Scotland, $4000

Dan Wahl: Walnut Grove, The Timeline Project, $4000

Funded 2/29/24

Katherine Dantzler-Olson: Dawson, Telemark Rosemaling: Learning from the Past...Progressing to the Future, $4000

Thomas Flynn: Marshall, Photographing Growth - Changing Land and People in Southwest Minnesota, $2898

Jamie Kalvestran: Milan, Art Quilt Workshop with Irene Roderick, $3065

Tom Listul: Clarkfield, Seeking funding for publication expenses of a new Children's book, $4000

Maria Novak: New London, Art Attack with Mrs. Novak, $4000

Adam Svoboda: Canby, Unique Backlit Canvas, Donation, $1820

Anne Wedler: Marshall, Botanical and Mushroom Prints, $3733

Eunice Woodberry: Jackson, Collage Quilting with Laura Heine, $4000

Quick Support

Funded 8/22/23

Priscilla Gruendemann: Morton, Ribbon Skirts for Ceremonial Purposes, $1000

Josette Jones: Morton, Ribbon Apparel: Continued Exploration and Learning Techiques, $1000

Bobbie Alsgaard Lien: Rushmore, Create 3d "Accordion Box" Paintings with Motion Activated Accordion Music, $1000

Andrew Nordin: New London, Airing It Out, $1000

Leasa Thompson: Madison, Supplies and Tools to Expand Craft with Scandinavian Influence, $1000

Funded 9/26/23

Dawn Bishop: Brewster, Creating New Work/Artist Development, $1000

Dana Conroy: Madison, Art Film Festival Submissions, $1000

Funded 11/28/23

Alma Hale: Marshall, Photoshop manipulation to give my photos the appearance of paintings, $1000

Funded 12/14/23

Gabriel Neegaard: Westbrook, New iPad for graphics illustration work, $990

Tammy Grubbs: Pipestone, Elevating Artistic Expression through Visual Documentation, $1000

Nikki Bettcher Erickson: Willmar, Winter Warm Up: Theatre, Music & Movement, $1000

Matthew Borchert: Marietta, Purchase Equipment, $1000

Funded 2/29/24

Nancy Ann Gee: Jackson, Poetry Art Mindfulness, $999

Zachary Jahn: Montevideo, Custom Canvas and medium exploration, $997

Mary La Patka: Willmar, Study Opportunity with an Instructor to refine my watercolor techniques, $1,000

Funded 3/26/24

Michael Magee: Jackson, Camera Replacement, $1000

Total Awarded to Individual Artists: $96,680

2024 Total Grants Awarded: $549,730


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