The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council (PLRAC) recently appointed Stacey Watje of Springfield to serve on the board representing Brown County.
Three new board members were also appointed to the board recently from the City of St. Peter and Sibley County. The board is comprised of 14 members, one from each of the nine counties, and one from each city over 10,000 population.
Stacey has a degree in Network Administration and is a board member of the Springfield Community Theatre, Chamber of Commerce – Retail board, and is a member of the Songwriter guild of America. She has been a coach for the Dance Line program in Springfield. She enjoys acting and is actively involved in community theater productions, is an avid singer and owns an entertainment company.
Prairie Lakes provides grants for arts activities including dance, music, theater, literature, and visual art classes and exhibitions. Upcoming grant deadlines for PLRAC are the first of each month, September, 2013 through May, 2014 or until funds run out for $2,500 Small Arts Projects by community groups and Arts-In-Education school residency grants.
Artist Fellowships of $3,000 have a deadline of Sept. 15, 2013; and Jan. 15, 2014, for an Emerging Artist Grant of $1,000. February 1, 2014, is the deadline for the Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants, maximum of $7,000 for arts organizations; $4,000 for Schools and $4,000 for Arts Festivals. Grant program information and applications are available at www.plrac.org or contact Brenda Byron, Executive Director, at the PLRAC office in Waseca, 1-800–298-1254 or email@example.com for information. The PLRAC serves a nine county area in south central Minnesota.