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FY 2015 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 3, 2014
Total dollars awarded on September 3, 2014
$ 471,542

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Frozen River Film Festival, Winona $  $20,000
The Frozen River Film Festival of Winona will present its tenth festival in February of 2015, to celebrate community and to connect audiences with documentary filmmakers and other artists who explore global and local issues that focus on our human connection to the world.
Hot Summer Jazz Festival, Saint Paul $  $75,000
The 2015 Twin Cities Jazz Festival (TCJ) will attract 48,000 festival goers to downtown Saint Paul, showcasing 350 Minnesota jazz artists in 25 venues, including the newly opened Saint Paul Saints stadium and Union Depot.
International Institute of Minnesota, Saint Paul $  $45,000
The 2015 International Institute's Festival of Nations, representing ethnic groups from throughout the state, will raise awareness and appreciation of the diversity of people living in Minnesota.
Irish Fair of Minnesota, Saint Paul $  $69,500
The Irish Fair of Minnesota will present an Irish arts and culture celebration, featuring more than 450 performers, in August of 2015 on Harriet Island in Saint Paul.
Lyngblomsten, Saint Paul $  $59,590
Lyngblomsten's Mid-Summer Festival, will bring together Lyngblomsten's 400 older adults with more than 2500 community members for an intergenerational day of quality art performances, artist demonstrations, and creative activities on July 11, 2015.
Midtown Global Music Festival, Saint Paul $  $15,000
The fifth annual Midtown Global Music Festival will take place on July 11, 2015. The festival will feature a full day of live global music, dance/drum performances, and ethnic food from Midtown Global Market tenants.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation, Minneapolis $  $18,600
The 2015 Minneapolis Monarch Festival will celebrate the monarch butterfly's 2,300 mile annual migration from Minnesota to Mexico, with music, art, monarchs, education, and food on the shores of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis.
National Lutheran Choir, Minneapolis $  $75,000
Fest: From the Land of 10,000 Choirs will be presented from April 10 to May 10, 2015. It will feature dozens of choral organizations performing in statewide events and in special showcase days in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Park Point Art Fair, Duluth $  $21,612
The Park Point Art Fair is a juried visual arts festival in an inspiring, outdoor location on the world's largest freshwater sand bar on the shores of Lake Superior, June 27- 28, 2015.
Rain Taxi Review of Books, Minneapolis $  $30,000
The 2015 Twin Cities Book Festival will be a day-long celebration of the rich literary community of Minnesota, with featured readings by local and visiting authors, a book fair, children's pavilion, used book sale, and local literary lounge.
Saint Paul Art Collective, Saint Paul $  $19,240
In spring 2015, the Saint Paul Art Collective will present its 24th year of the Saint Paul Art Crawl, featuring open studios with hundreds of artists, performances, music, and dance.
Selby Ave JazzFest, Saint Paul $  $18,000
The 14th Selby Ave JazzFest will take place on September 12, 2015, on Selby Avenue in Saint Paul. The festival will feature a full day of live jazz, family activities, artist demonstrations, and community.
Tlalnepantla Arts, Minneapolis $  $5,000
Baile de las Calaveras Day of the Dead Festival, a multimedia Latino music and arts festival, will be presented October 31- November 1, 2015, in Minneapolis.


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