-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

FY 2020 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:
Total dollars awarded:
$ 213,000

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Angelica Cantanti, Bloomington $  20,000
The Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs inspire and nurture a creative community of singers through quality choral experiences.
Artaria String Quartet, West Saint Paul $  15,000
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 communities to create positive change through the visual arts.
ArtReach, Red Wing $  8,000
ArtReach's mission is to promote creativity and to provide quality visual arts opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.
Arts Center of Saint Peter, Inc., Saint Peter $  12,000
Based on a conviction that the arts play an essential role in vibrant communities, the Arts Center of Saint Peter embraces a mission that stimulates and supports a broad range of artistic activity throughout southern Minnesota. We accomplish this by providing inspiring exhibits, engaging performances, important education and meaningful community outreach.
ComMUSICation, Saint Paul $  12,000
ComMUSICation's (CMC) mission is to empower urban youth through skills for success through music, service, and community.
Eagan Art House, Eagan $  20,000
The Eagan Art House encourages people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to live creatively through visual art education, exhibitions, and community engagement.
Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program, Grand Rapids $  12,000
The mission of the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program is to provide opportunities to hear, learn, and perform orchestral music in Itasca County.
Lake Superior Youth Chorus, Duluth $  12,000
The Lake Superior Youth Chorus cultivates an active and inclusive community of young choral artists, centered on a holistic music education.
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.
Northern Starz Children's Theatre, Ramsey $  10,000
Partnering with community and families to provide quality arts education.
Northfield Youth Choirs, Northfield $  15,000
Northfield Youth Choirs sparks the growth of its singers through artistry, shared experiences, and joy.
Rumriver Art Center, Anoka $  12,000
The mission of Rumriver Art Center is to make a difference through art by being a welcoming and inspiring environment for artists of all ages to explore their creative potential through our classes, collaborations, and partnerships.
Shakespearean Youth Theatre, Saint Paul $  8,000
Shakespearean Youth Theatre's missionĀ is to empower and challenge young people to engage with great works and create groundbreaking theater through education, performance, and ensemblebased collaboration.
Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras, Rochester $  12,000
Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras is 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 enrich lives trhough music and live performance education.
Young Dance, Saint Paul $  12,000
The mission of Young Dance is to transform lives through movement.


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