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FY 2013 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 November 7, 2012
Total dollars awarded on November 7, 2012
$ 608,782

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, Minneapolis $  35,000
In July 2013, the fifth annual Groundbreaker Battle Festival will bring more than 2,500 hip-hop artists, dancers, and audience members to downtown Minneapolis for a day-long celebration of hip-hop culture.
Friends of the Lakeville Area Arts Center, Lakeville $  11,000
The Lakeville Arts Festival will host 65 artist exhibitions in a premium juried art festival in September 2013. The festival includes hands-on projects for children and families, readings by area authors, and a community art project that allows everyone to participate in artmaking.
Frozen River Film Festival, Winona $  31,000
The Frozen River Film Festival will present the art of documentary filmmaking to celebrate community and to connect audiences with filmmakers and other artists who explore global and local issues that focus on our human connection to our world. The festival will take place in Winona, January 23-27, 2013.
Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais $  40,535
The Grand Marais Arts Festival will showcase the work of more than 70 established and emerging visual artists. It will present live music, lectures, and art demonstrations in downtown Grand Marais, July 13-14, 2013.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead $  6,800
Pangea's Cultivate Our Cultures is a free, one-day festival celebrating the rich cultural diversity in the Moorhead and Fargo communities. The event provides a showcase for music, dance, storytelling, and crafts, from of a wide variety of countries.
International Institute of Minnesota, St Paul $  45,000
The Festival of Nations, a four-day event, will take place in May 2013 and will feature the folk music and traditional dance of 100 ethnic groups from throughout the state. The festival raises awareness and appreciation for the diversity of the people now living in our state.
Irish Fair of Minnesota, St Paul $  69,000
The Irish Fair will feature 150 Minnesota musicians and more than 500 Minnesota Irish dancers. This two-day arts and culture festival will take place in August 2013 on Harriet Island, in Saint Paul.
Lyngblomsten, St Paul $  52,870
The Mid-Summer Festival will take place on the grounds of Lyngblomsten campus on July 18, 2013. The festival will bring together older adults with community members for an intergenerational day of quality artist performances, demonstrations, and activities.
Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis $  14,100
The 2013 Midtown Global Music Festival will take place on July 27, 2013 at the Midtown Exchange, in Minneapolis. The festival will feature a day of live music, dance performances, and artist displays.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation, Minneapolis $  23,500
The Minneapolis Monarch Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly's annual 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico. Taking place in September on the shores of Lake Nokomis, the festival will use music, dance, and the visual arts to create cultural connections and inspire conservation.
Motionpoems, Minneapolis $  17,750
In October 2013, Motionpoems will present its fifth annual poetry-film festival at Open Book, in Minneapolis. The festival will include panel discussions, demonstrations, and tours of Open Book.
Northern Lights.mn, Minneapolis $  47,008
Northern Spark will be a free, all-night, multidisciplinary, multi-partner, indoor and outdoor festival that will take place at multiple venues around the Twin Cities in the summer of 2013.
Rain Taxi, Inc., Minneapolis $  26,000
In 2013, Rain Taxi will produce its 13th annual Twin Cities Book Festival at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The festival will feature more than 100 Minnesota authors, publishers, booksellers, and book artists, as well as select national writers.
Rock Bend Folk Festival, Mankato $  18,500
Rock Bend Folk Festival will present its 23rd regional festival featuring local artists and a large variety of folk musicians on two stages, on September 7-8, 2013. The festival provides an opportunity for emerging and established folk artists to share their talents in a family friendly setting.
Selby Ave JazzFest, St Paul $  15,650
The 12th annual Selby Avenue JazzFest will take place on September 14, 2013 at Selby Avenue and Milton Street, in Saint Paul. It will feature music by renowned professionals and up-and-coming student musicians, and will have family activities, interactive visual art displays, and tasty food—all surrounded by a strong sense of community.
Twin Cities Jazz Festival, St Paul $  50,000
The 2013 Twin Cities Jazz Festival will attract 40,000 festivalgoers to downtown Saint Paul in June, showcasing 300 Minnesota jazz artists and 100 youth, high school, and college performers.
Twin Cities Pride, Minneapolis $  59,240
The Twin Cities Pride Festival, an annual celebration of the GLBT community, will be held in Minneapolis at Loring Park in June 2013. Five stages of live music and a juried visual art show will be a part of this two-day event.
Vintage Band Festival, Northfield $  45,829
The Vintage Band Festival will take place August 1-4, 2013, in Northfield. It will feature more than 100 concerts by about 25 American and international bands. Concerts are presented in parks, pubs, auditoriums, and churches throughout the area.


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