The SW MN Arts Council has awarded $30,185 in grants to area artists under the following Individual Artist programs:
DEVELOPING ARTIST GRANTS provide up to $1,500 to aid emerging artists at an early stage of their career development.
Stephanie Chappell, Hutchinson, $1,108 for writing classes at The Loft Literary Center.
Haley Jacobsen, Hutchinson, $1,450 to write, direct, and produce an original play, The Fourth Street Circuit, with Josh Johnson.
Rachel Kuphal, Pipestone, $1,141 to purchase a sound system, microphone, and other equipment for her performances.
Kristine Leuze, Hutchinson, $1,500 for a landscape photography series focusing on the effects of pollution.
ESTABLISHED CAREER ARTIST GRANTS provide up to $5,000 to aid established
career artists in the advanced stage of their career development with projects that will advance their career.
Anna DeGraff, Marshall, $4,986 for two commissioned vocal pieces and two collaborative recitals.
Adrianne Watson Fritz, New London, $5,000 to produce a new body of work (30-40 paintings).
John Larson, Milan, $5,000 to sample and test native clays of southwest Minnesota and to create glazes using wood ash and local rocks.
Saara Raappana, Marshall, $5,000 for her “Stories of America” poetry project, expanding her current chapbook into a full-length collection.
Tina Anderson Richards, Walnut Grove, $5,000 to study at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and to create an edition of leather-bound books representing her most recent large scale show, “Many Paths”.