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FY 2012 Grantees

Minnesota Festival Support

Project grants to engage Minnesotans in festivals that celebrate the arts, build community, and expose communities to diverse art forms including folk and traditional arts.

Number of grants awarded on February 1, 2012
Total dollars awarded on February 1, 2012
$ 417,447

Grantee, City Grant Amount
The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis $  33,827
The 10 Best Days of The Bakken, July 12-22, is a free community festival that will feature an exciting new arts component, the Green Energy Art Garden Public Program, which will invite visitors to explore how science influences and inspires art.
CulturFest, Owatonna $  5,900
On September 22, Owatonna's CulturFest, an interdisciplinary arts festival, will celebrate the cultural diversity of the area through music, dance, and folk art performances and demonstrations.
Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais $  32,534
The Grand Marais Arts Festival will showcase the work of 65 established and emerging visual artists, present live music, lectures, and art demonstrations in downtown Grand Marais, July 14-15.
International Festival of Burnsville, Burnsville $  5,000
The International Festival of Burnsville, June 18, will present a one-day outdoor festival dedicated to celebrating diversity. The event will feature a variety of music and dance performances, ethnic food, and cultural experiences.
Lady Slipper Scenic Byway, Inc., Blackduck $  24,200
The Lady Slipper Festival will celebrate Minnesota's state flower, the Showy Lady Slipper. Held in the city of Blackduck and on the Leech Lake Reservation, June 16-17, the festival will feature art, music, and information about the flower and the scenic byway along which it grows.
Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis $  21,000
The Midtown Global Music Festival will feature a diverse line-up of world music on two stages at the Midtown Global Market in South Minneapolis, on July 28. In addition to the music there will be visual art displays and information about neighborhood programs.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation, Minneapolis $  24,496
The Minneapolis Monarch Festival will celebrate the monarch butterfly's annual 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico. The festival will include music, dance, art, and education to create cultural connections among neighbors and to inspire appreciation and conservation of this beautiful creature.
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, New York Mills $  36,090
The Continental Divide Music and Film Festival will take place in New York Mills, August 17-18, engaging more than 30 Minnesota artists with local residents for two days of performances, short films, and the very best in roots music.
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, Minneapolis $  20,750
The Powderhorn Art Fair, a juried art festival in Minneapolis, August 4-5, will feature more than 200 visual artists, along with live music, performances, art-making opportunities and demonstrations.
RiverSong Music Festival, Hutchinson $  30,000
The RiverSong Music Festival, July 20-21, will highlight the abundant music, art, history, and natural assets of the Hutchinson area. Held at Masonic West River Park, it will feature the best in roots music for community members and visitors of all ages.
Rock Bend Folk Festival, Saint Peter $  20,000
Saint Peter's Rock Bend Folk Festival, September 8-9, will feature more than twenty established and emerging folk musicians on two stages. In addition, more than 35 local visual artists will add to the festival environment in Minnesota Square Park.
Selby Ave JazzFest, Saint Paul $  15,100
The Selby Avenue JazzFest, September 8, will feature music by renowned professionals and up-and-coming student musicians ,along with family activities, interactive visual art displays, and tasty food, all surrounded by a strong sense of community.
Square Lake Film and Music Festival, Stillwater $  16,900
The Square Lake Film and Music Festival will be a day-long, outdoor celebration of Minnesota-produced music and film, held on a scenic 25-acre hobby farm near Stillwater.
Stevens Square Community Organization, Minneapolis $  16,650
Red Hot Art will be a two-day arts festival that takes place in Stevens Park, in the heart of Minneapolis. For over ten years, they have presented hundreds of artists and musicians to thousands of residents of the Twin Cities.
Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Saint Paul $  45,000
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival will provide a showcase for 250 Minnesota jazz artists and 100 youth, high school, and college performers. The festival will be at Mears Park in downtown Saint Paul, June 28-30.
Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance, Winona $  70,000
Using the traditional form of the Wacipi (powwow), the Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance will sponsor The Gathering, September 14-16. The festival will feature visual artists, singers, dancers, and family activities to continue the reconciliation process between the original and current inhabitants of Winona.


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