The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce that grants of $98,390 from the Arts and Culture Heritage Fund have been awarded to 19 arts organizations, community groups and schools in the region. This fund was created by the people of Minnesota to support the arts and preserve our heritage. The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, passed by the voters in November 2008, created new resources for land conservation, water conservation, parks and the arts.
Three organizations received arts grants in Brown County for a total of $16,800. New Ulm Suzuki School of Music ($3,800) will hire guest clinicians for a day long Suzuki workshop in the fall of 2013; and will pay a portion of the director’s salary for the season of rehearsals and concerts in 2013. Springfield Community Theatre, ($6,500) will present a joint musical production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” with Springfield High School in fall 2013. The Grand Center for Arts & Culture, New Ulm ($6,500) will continue their performing arts series which features a variety of music and spoken word performances each weekend in 2013.
Grants were awarded to non-profit arts organizations, community groups, and public schools for arts activities in all artistic disciplines. A variety of activities including art and music festivals, dance performances, instrumental and vocal music concerts, theater performances, artist residencies and visual art exhibitions were funded. Arts and Cultural Heritage (ACH) Grants ranged from $2,790 to $6,500 for a total of $98,390.