-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

FY 2018 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 November 1, 2017
Total dollars awarded November 1, 2017
$ 168,000

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Artaria String Quartet, West 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 $  15,000
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.
Eagan Art House, Eagan $  20,000
The Eagan Art House connects people of all ages and abilities through visual arts education, exhibition, and other creative experiences, inspiring the community to discover, to create, and to celebrate art.
Great River Arts Association, Little Falls $  20,000
The Great River Arts Association exists to enrich lives by providing arts experiences and services to the people of Morrison County and the surrounding communities.
Hopewell Music Cooperative North, Minneapolis $  12,000
The mission of Hopewell Music Cooperative North is to enrich and empower young people through accessible high quality musical arts education and performance opportunities and to enhance artistic experiences for the community of North Minneapolis.
Lake Superior Youth Chorus, Inc., Duluth $  10,000
Lake Superior Youth Chorus cultivates an active and inclusive community of young choral artists, centered on a holistic music education.
Mankato Ballet Company, Mankato $  10,000
The mission of the Mankato Ballet Company is to nurture, encourage, and challenge students to achieve their potential for artistry and self-confidence through the classical dance experience. It strives to provide professional instruction and performance opportunities that assist students in developing technically and artistically.
Mankato Children's Chorus, Mankato $  8,000
The Mankato Children's Chorus is dedicated to providing an opportunity for any interested youth to experience the joy of singing while developing healthy vocal techniques. Through rehearsal and performance of quality choral music, singers will develop artistic expressiveness, self-confidence, a cooperative spirit, and the joy of working toward and achieving goals with other singers.
Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras, Rochester $  15,000
The Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the artistic and personal development of young instrumental musicians.
Universal Music Center, Red Wing $  10,000
Universal Music Center's mission is to provide high quality continuous music education through traditional and contemporary techniques. Students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels benefit through UMC's private one on one lessons and learning is accelerated by participating in regularly scheduled live UMC student concerts featuring solo and group performance opportunities.
West Bank School of Music, Saint Paul $  12,000
West Bank School of Music's mission is to provide quality, affordable music education to students of all ages and abilities.
Young Dance, Minneapolis $  12,000
The mission of Young Dance is to transform lives through movement.


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