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FY 2014 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 September 4, 2013
Total dollars awarded on September 4, 2013
$ 474,492

Grantee, City Grant Amount
CHAT, Saint Paul $  41,191
The 11th Annual Hmong Arts and Music Festival will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Western Park in Saint Paul. The festival will include a visual arts exhibit, film screenings, music, dance, hands-on activities and a community art project exhibition.
City of Moorhead Parks and Recreation, Moorhead $  6,140
The 11th Annual Celtic Festival will be held on March 8, 2014 at the Hjemkmost Center in Moorhead. The festival celebrates the arts, culture, traditions, and history of the seven Celtic Nations of Brittany, Cornwall, Galicia, Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
CulturFest, Owatonna $  8,270
In September 2014, Owatonna's CulturFest, an interdisciplinary arts festival, will celebrate the cultural diversity of the area by presenting a variety of folk musicians, dancer,s and artists. The festival features the Children's Passport program, which offers educational activities and learning opportunities.
Frozen River Film Festival, Winona $  22,000
The Frozen River Film Festival will present the art of documentary filmmaking. It will celebrate community and connect audiences with filmmakers and other artists who explore global and local issues that focus on our human connection to the world. The festival will take place in Winona, January 22-26, 2014.
Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais $  42,148
The Grand Marais Arts Festival will showcase the work of more than 80 established and emerging Minnesota visual artists. It will present live music, art demonstrations, and on-site classes in downtown Grand Marais, July 12- 13, 2014.
International Institute of Minnesota, Saint Paul $  45,000
The Festival of Nations, a four-day arts festival, will take place in May 2014. It will feature the folk music and traditional dance of 100 ethnic groups throughout the state. The festival raises awareness of, and appreciation for, the diversity of people living in our state.
Lakes Bluegrass Festival, Pine River $  12,524
The Lakes Bluegrass Festival will present nationally known, regional, and local bluegrass bands during a four-day festival at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pine River, in August 2014.
Lyngblomsten, Saint Paul $  56,785
The Mid-Summer Festival will take place on the grounds of Lyngblomsten campus on July 17, 2014. The festival will bring together older adults and community members for an intergenerational day of quality arts performances, demonstrations, and creative activities.
Midtown Global Music Festival, Minneapolis $  12,853
The fourth annual Midtown Global Music Festival will take place on July 12, 2014. The festival will feature a day of live global music, dance and drum performances, artist displays, and ethnic food from Midtown Global Market tenants.
Nordic Culture Clubs, Moorhead $  6,500
The 37th Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival will be held June 27-28, 2014, at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. The event features high-quality performances and presentations with a Scandinavian flair.
Park Point Art Fair, Duluth $  23,200
The Park Point Art Fair is a juried visual arts festival showcasing 120 artists on the shores of Lake Superior, June 28-29, 2014. It will include demonstrations, hands-on activities, and performances just across from Duluth's iconic Ariel Lift Bridge.
Rain Taxi Review of Books, Minneapolis $  30,000
In 2014, Rain Taxi will produce its 14th annual Twin Cities Book Festival at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The festival will feature more than 100 Minnesota authors, publishers, booksellers, and book artists, as well as select writers from across the nation.
Red Hot Arts, Minneapolis $  20,000
Red Hot Art will be a two-day festival that takes place in the heart of Minneapolis during the last weekend of July 2014. Stevens Square Park is host to more than 100 booths dedicated to visual artists, musical acts playing on two stages, interactive art performances, and local community organizations who provide hands-on arts activities for visitors of all ages.
Selby Ave JazzFest, Saint Paul $  16,450
The 13th annual Selby Ave JazzFest will take place on September 13, 2014. It will feature music by renowned professionals and up-and-coming student musicians, and will have family activities, interactive visual artist displays, and diverse food offerings - all surrounded by a strong sense of community.
Square Lake Film and Music Festival, Stillwater $  7,431
The 12th annual Square Lake Film & Music Festival is a daylong, outdoor celebration of Minnesota-produced music and film held on a scenic 25-acre hobby farm near Stillwater.
Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Saint Paul $  49,000
The 2014 Twin Cities Jazz Festival will attract 45,000 festival goers to downtown Saint Paul, showcasing 300 Minnesota jazz artists and 100 junior/high school and college performers, with two free public workshops.
Twin Cities Pride, Minneapolis $  75,000
The Twin Cities Pride Festival, an annual celebration of the GLBT community, will be held in Minneapolis' Loring Park, in June 2014. Five stages of live music and a juried visual arts show will be a part of this two-day event.


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