-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

FY 2016 Grantees

Community Arts Education Support

The Community Arts Education Support program provides operating support to build and strengthen the capacity of exceptional arts education organizations, or of arts education programs of public or nonprofit organizations that have a sustained commitment to providing ongoing, rigorous arts education opportunities in community settings. Funds may be used to support the programming and operating goals of community arts education organizations and programs, so that they may maintain and grow ongoing services, staffing, and support functions.

Number of grants awarded on March 2, 2016
Total dollars awarded on March 2, 2016
$ 150,000

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Artaria String Quartet, Saint Paul $  12,000
Artaria Chamber Music School's mission is to provide a rich environment of musical and personal collaboration that encourages creativity, promotes leadership skills, and passes the great traditions of chamber music on to the next generation.
ArtiCulture, Minneapolis $  12,000
ArtiCulture's mission is to empower individuals and commmunities to create positive change through the visual arts.
Arts Center of Saint Peter, Inc., Saint Peter $  12,000
In the belief that the arts are vital to a healthy and democratic community, the Arts Center of Saint Peter is committed to providing challenging exhibitions, innovative learning opportunities, and cultural enrichment for people of all ages, interests, and abilities.
The Atelier, Minneapolis $  15,000
The Atelier is a nonprofit organization committed to the ideal of access for all to a structured system of artistic instruction based in the precepts of the classical masters. Our organization creates opportunities for all people to be trained as realist painters. We provide resources and classes that facilitate the skills needed to become a painter. We are devoted to building and sustaining a true learning environment focusing on fine draftsmanship and painting skills.
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, Minneapolis $  12,000
The mission of the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center is to inspire hands, hearts, and minds through art forms produced by heat, spark, or flame.
Eden Prairie Art Center, Eden Prairie $  20,000
The mission of the Eden Prairie Art Center is to enhance the quality of life and foster creativity in our community by providing access to the arts for people of all ages and abilities.
Great River Arts, Little Falls $  12,000
Great River Arts' mission is to enrich lives by providing arts experiences and services to the people of Morrison County and the surrounding communities.
Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, Bemidji $  15,000
The mission of the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts is to seek music, engage the arts, and build community.
Lake Superior Youth Chorus, Inc., Duluth $  8,000
Lake Superior Youth Chorus cultivates an active and inclusive community of young choral artists, centered on a holistic music education.
Northfield Youth Choirs, Northfield $  12,000
The mission of the Northfield Youth Choirs is to provide the finest choral education possible in an environment that challenges and affirms all members, children through adults.
Universal Music Center, Red Wing $  8,000
Universal Music Center`s mission is to provide high quality community music programs, one-on-one private lessons utilizing legitimate music education fundamentals and group based professional on-stage live performance instruction and experience to people of all abilities, races, musical skill levels, ages, and economic backgrounds in Goodhue County and southeast MN.
Young Dance, Minneapolis $  12,000
The mission of Young Dance is to transform lives through movement.


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