-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

FY 2022 Grantees

Creative Support for Organizations

This program is designed to help arts organizations and nonarts organizations that regularly offer arts programming as an integral part of their mission adapt to the changing environment caused by the global pandemic. Grantees will be able to use funds to support people and activities that will be needed to stay relevant and connected to audiences, participants, students, or communities now and in the future.

Number of grants awarded:
452
Total dollars awarded:
$ 10,085,050

Grantee, City Grant Amount
30,000 Feet, Saint Paul $  25,000
30,000 Feet will create a virtual artist residency program to empower Black students by teaching artistic disciplines through culturally relevant arts curriculum presented by Black teaching artists.
4CT, Long Lake $  15,000
4 Community Theatre will build bridges between communities and generations while providing an outlet for artistic expression and quality entertainment in western Hennepin and Wright Counties by providing safe theater experiences for all.
510 Art Lab, Sauk Centre $  25,000
The 510 Art Lab will create and implement programs to enhance arts access through in house and online classes featuring artisans of pottery, weaving, painting, and stained glass. These will be artists in residence.
728 Cadets Corp, Elk River $  10,000
The 728 Cadets will use this grant to sustain programming. The funds will be spent to maintain existing equipment and uniforms and ensure that students with financial need continue to access programs through partial scholarships.
826 MSP, Minneapolis $  20,000
826 MSP will foster an artistic community for historically marginalized Twin Cities youth through creative writing programming that leads to publication. Programs are occurring in person with safety measures, but we will return to virtual if needed.
Afoutayi Haitian Dance, Music, and Arts Company, Lakeville $  25,000
Afoutayi will invite and collaborate with local BIPOC artists and master Haitian artists in the United States to create a series of new interactive performances, presented at the performance series at the Creators Space on the first Saturday of each month.
African Economic Development Solutions, Saint Paul $  25,000
African Economic Development Solutions will offer the 2022 Little Africa Festival and Parade to connect to African Minnesotans and celebrate their strength, resiliency, and assets.
Albert Lea Art Center, Albert Lea $  19,050
Albert Lea Art Center will open five days a week for art exhibits by southern Minnesota artists, and offer classes and sales.
Alive & Kickin, Minneapolis $  15,000
Alive & Kickin will deliver a combination of public performances and/or virtual programming to help 4,000 older Minnesotans ages 60-99+ combat isolation and loneliness through music participation and social connection.
Alternative Motion Project, Minneapolis $  25,000
Alternative Motion Project will develop a new production, ViewPoints, featuring new work commissions by five different choreographers. Activities include performances, a four-month rehearsal period, audience engagement initiatives, and public master classes.
The American Composers Forum, Saint Paul $  25,000
The American Composers Forum presents Liberation! Lifting up our Youth, a year-long artist residency for PaviElle French and six Saint Paul based arts organizations, bringing together diverse and seasoned artists to workshop, perform, and collaborate on creating new works.
American Craft Council, Minneapolis $  8,000
American Craft Council will engage BIPOC and rural Minnesota writers and photographers to introduce American Craft's local and national readership to the craft of BIPOC and rural Minnesota artists.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul $  19,790
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation will offer weekly music therapy sessions to older adults living with memory loss or neurodegenerative disease.
An Opera Theatre, Minneapolis $  25,000
An Opera Theatre will remount its cancelled production of The Rape of Lucretia, and extend contracts for four administrative positions.
The Anderson Center, Red Wing $  25,000
The Anderson Center will engage Seitu Jones to work with Red Wing community members to design and create a public artwork that recalls and remembers the historic African American presence in Red Wing, while cultivating community cohesion and a sense of collective self efficacy.
Angelica Cantanti, Bloomington $  25,000
Angelica Cantanti will continue to provide high quality, diverse choral education and performance opportunities for singers in grades K-12.
Aniccha Arts, Minneapolis $  25,000
Aniccha Arts will produce PERENNIAL MOVEMENT PROJECT, a new year-long interdisciplinary process bringing together artists, gardeners, farmers, and activists to explore reciprocity, resilience, and alternative economies.
APIA MN Film Collective, Savage $  25,000
The APIA MN Film Collective will continue to provide filmmaking workshops and filmmaking opportunities for Asian Pacific Islander Desi identifying Minnesotans.
Appetite For Change, Minneapolis $  16,500
Graffiti artist Peyton "Sprayfinger" Scott Russell will paint two youth led murals on freight storage containers. These murals are part of a community centered urban agriculture campus in north Minneapolis to be enjoyed by surrounding community members.
The Armory Arts & Events Center, Park Rapids $  25,000
The Armory Arts & Events Center will secure the second year of Lead for Minnesota Fellowship and the support of an administrative assistant to develop a strategic plan, engage, educate residents throughout the region, and develop strategic partnerships.
Art Buddies, Minneapolis $  25,000
Art Buddies will collaborate with community and school to bring meaningful, free, creative one to one mentoring and art education to elementary scholars of Whittier International Elementary.
Art of the Rural, Winona $  20,000
Art of the Rural's Spillway initiative will present residencies and community engaged programming celebrating arts, culture, and lived experience along the Mississippi River in Minnesota.
Art Shanty Projects, Minneapolis $  25,000
Art Shanty Projects will engage 150+ artists to turn a barren, frozen lake into a vibrant, colorful shanty village and invite Minnesotans to participate in unique, joyful, interactive art experiences and performances over four consecutive weekends.
Art To Change The World, Inc., Minneapolis $  24,200
Art to Change the World will develop arts programming to encourage action and make positive social change through youth empowerment and leadership development.
Art Works, Eagan $  25,000
Art Works will create more robust online content, add programming that was cut due to the pandemic, and continues to rebuild after mandatory closures.
Art4Trails, Rochester $  25,000
Art4Trails will publish and administer its sixth juried competition to add four temporary sculptures to Rochester's recreational trails and execute plans for enhanced community involvement in program and artwork.
Artaria, West Saint Paul $  25,000
Artaria String Quartet will engage people of many ages, ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds statewide in chamber music through educational, outreach, and performing services.
ArtiCulture, Minneapolis $  25,000
ArtiCulture will develop and deliver quality arts programming to all ages and abilities in a safe and supportive arts learning environment.
Artistry, Bloomington $  25,000
Artistry will work toward implementing inclusion, diversity, equity and access goals, making all its spaces more welcoming to the diverse audiences and artists in its community.
ArtReach St. Croix, Stillwater $  21,500
ArtReach Saint Croix will reanimate its space and reconnect its communities through the coordination of weekly gallery based evenings including write-ins, book discussions, artist talks, and peer to peer learning opportunities for artists and writers.
ArtReach, Red Wing $  19,000
ArtReach will continue to connect all ages and abilities in the Red Wing area to promote creativity and provide access to visual art making opportunities.
Arts and Mentoring Project, Pipestone $  24,999
Arts and Mentoring Project will attract returning audience members as well as cultivate new arts audience members by developing Pipestone's natural, outdoor amphitheater for community enjoyment.
Arts Center of Saint Peter, Inc., Saint Peter $  12,000
The Arts Center of Saint Peter will strengthen new education, performance, and artist exhibition/sales programs, focusing on creative work as a means of building solidarities.
Arts Consortium of Carver County, Chaska $  25,000
Arts Consortium of Carver County will support the salary of an executive director to foster long-term growth, better connect to community, and increase arts programming and education across Carver County.
ArtStart, Saint Paul $  25,000
Phenomenal Pollinators involves five urban schools in a three-part project: an arts and science based summer 2022 educator institute, arts and science residencies during school year 2022-2023, and a celebration of student work at ArtStart's EcoArts Fest.
ARTS-Us, Saint Paul $  25,000
ARTS Us seeks to develop young leaders through the lens of the African diaspora, elevating the contributions of those who survived forced and voluntary migration to the Americas.
Ashland Productions, Inc., Maplewood $  24,240
Ashland Productions will create a new, small cast production for youth and adults to perform together with a single performance weekend.
Asian Economic Development Association, Saint Paul $  25,000
Asian Economic Development Association will produce the 2022 annual Little Mekong Night Market, a three-day festival that brings Minnesotans together and celebrates Southeast Asian culture, creativity, and resiliency with music, art, cultural performances, and ethnic food.
Autism SIBS Universe, Plymouth $  20,000
Autism Sibs Universe will provide poetry residencies and mentorships for neurodivergent learners age thirteen to twenty one at South Education Center in Richfield. Students will write and publish poetry under the Unrestricted Interest imprint.
Average Mohamed, Minneapolis $  20,000
Average Mohamed will expand its library of cartoons and Zoom instructional videos and develop them into a curriculum that can be used in education facilities.
Away Runakuna, Saint Paul $  24,000
Away Runakuna will host weekly dance practices for current and new members to learn about "Los Diablos Sesquicentenario," traditional dance of Riobamba.
Bach Roots Festival, Inver Grove Heights $  17,089
Bach Roots Festival will expand serving homebound seniors, young children, BIPOC classical singers, and members of the Northfield area in Rice County.
The Bach Society of Minnesota, Saint Paul $  25,000
The Bach Society of Minnesota will celebrate the return to in person presentations with its most ambitious season ever, including cross-cultural programming, performances in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota, and its first ever week-long Bach Festival.
Backus Community Center, International Falls $  25,000
Citizens for Backus/Alexander Baker, Inc. will develop a music program for instruction for all ages. Mini performances will be filmed and broadcast on public television and YouTube.
Bafut Manjong Cultural Association Minnesota, Otsego $  21,500
Bafut Manjong will host an annual cultural exhibition in the Twin Cities from July 29 to July 30, 2022. These exhibitions will feature traditional dancing, folklore music, traditional fashion parades, artifacts, and ethnic food exhibitions.
Bagley Area Arts Collaborative, Inc, Bagley $  24,500
The Bagley Area Arts Collaborative will create a variety of events aimed at bringing the people of its community together after two years of very limited arts activities.
Ballet Co.Laboratory, Saint Paul $  25,000
Ballet Co.Laboratory will strengthen connections with audiences and artists by returning to a complete performance season featuring five unique outdoor and indoor productions performed throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley $  24,860
Banfil-Locke Center for the Arts will host accessible arts programming that engages community members and provides exposure and income for local artists.
The Barn Theatre, Willmar $  25,000
The Barn Theatre of Willmar will provide theater performing arts opportunities to its community and surrounding area; patrons and participants will enjoy arts, entertainment, and education with live on stage theater.
Bella Voce Young Women's Choir, Rochester $  25,000
Bella Voce Young Women's Choir will engage internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Jenn Bostic as an artist in residence to lead a songwriting workshop for singers. Choirs will also perform spring and fall concerts and a tour of schools and the community.
The Belwin Conservancy, Afton $  24,450
Belwin will leverage education and retreat centers, as well as 1,500 acres of wilderness, as a venue for safely employing artists and expanding access to high quality arts experiences for a growing number of people.
Bemidji Community Theater, Bemidji $  21,929
Bemidji Community Theater will offer enhanced programming and educational opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of theater arts.
Bemidji Sculpture Walk, Bemidji $  20,000
Bemidji Sculpture Walk will offer an all-season, free, and accessible art venue in the north woods of Minnesota, drawing locals and national tourists to the lakefront streets of Bemidji.
Berne Wood Fired Pizza and Summer Concert Series, West Concord $  17,100
The Berne Summer Concert Series will provide free concerts, theater productions, and artisan markets.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, Minneapolis $  19,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters Free Arts Program will connect young Minnesotans to the arts through virtual and in person arts learning facilitated by volunteers and special guest teaching artists, delivered on site with partner community based organizations.
Black Storytellers Alliance, Minneapolis $  25,000
Black Storytellers Alliance will produce and present a family friendly, public, hybrid virtual and in person three-day Black Master Storytellers Festival, "Signifyin' and Testifyin'".
Black Table Arts, Minneapolis $  25,000
Black Table Arts will increase membership in its cooperative, giving artists access to safe space for working, performing, and selling art. It will also offer hybrid in person and virtual community open mic events and writing workshops.
City of Blaine, Blaine $  8,600
The City of Blaine will produce WorldFest to recognize and share its growing cultural and ethnic diversity through a variety of entertainment, cultural booths, and delicious ethnic foods.
Border CrosSing, Saint Paul $  25,000
Border CrosSing will professionally record and distribute works from its core repertoire, including premieres by Minnesota based creators.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, Saint Cloud $  20,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota will use the arts to build resiliency in youth through projects focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion that empower youth to express themselves, develop a more positive self-identity, and become a voice for peace and change.
Boys of America-Finnish American Brass Band, Northfield $  14,100
Boys of America-Finnish American Brass Band will make concert and dance music appearances in the Iron Range region of northern Minnesota.
Breanna's Gift, Minneapolis $  8,750
Breanna's Gift will create a series of three new videos for children with cancer and other life limiting illnesses who are in the hospital or a healthcare facility, providing access to visual arts, dance, music, and the performing arts.
BRKFST Dance Company, Saint Paul $  25,000
BRKFST Dance Company will invest in Minnesota choreographers by subsidizing rehearsal space for one year while creating a new work at the intersection of community healing, breaking, and classical music to premiere at the Minnesota Orchestra in July of 2022.
Brownbody, Vadnais Heights $  25,000
Brownbody will present Tracing Sacred Steps, an artistic work that brings Ring Shout on the ice, along with activities that deepen relationships with communities: post performance discussions, student matinee, and community conversation.
CAAM Chinese Dance Theater, Saint Paul $  25,000
CAAM Chinese Dance Theater will seek new and innovative ways to create, adapt, and grow programs that strengthen community, artists, and their connections.
Cantus, Minneapolis $  25,000
Cantus will perform "Ramas y Raices: Songs from Latin America," which brings together the ensemble's eight singers with jazz virtuoso Nachito Herrera in a program that will be livestreamed on a pay what you can basis that emphasizes access.
Central Lakes College-Verse Like Water, Brainerd $  22,750
Verse Like Water, the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will conclude its tenth year with two historic literary events, one at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School, and a noon poetry reading at Central Lakes College for the Brainerd lakes region.
Central Square Cultural and Civic Center, Glenwood $  25,000
Central Square will seek to build and regain community engagement after a long pause due to Covid by developing a new program director position, creating marketing and retail opportunities for artists, and hosting a series of art classes.
Centro, Minneapolis $  15,350
Centro Tyrone Guzman will engage low-income Latine participants of all ages, from preschoolers through elders, in culturally affirming art activities that promote well-being and community building.
Chamber Music Live, Houston $  25,000
Chamber Music Live will present the Apollo Music Festival-free classical chamber music concerts in southeastern MN, with an emphasis on both standard and underrepresented repertoire and educational opportunities for student musicians and children.
Cheryl Nelson Losset Performing Arts Series, Moorhead $  25,000
The MSUM Performing Arts Series will present a season of culturally and stylistically diverse performances and educational activities to new and regular audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Children's Castle Theater, Bloomington $  25,000
CastleCo Theatre will provide compensation to salaried and contract staff and theater pit musicians who will engage a minimum of 200 community members in hands on theater arts activities between May 2022 and April 2023.
Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis $  25,000
Children's Theatre Company will remove financial and geographic barriers to participation in theater by subsidizing tickets and transportation for Minnesota public schools attending weekday student matinees, enhanced by preshow classroom resources and postshow conversations.
CHOICE, Inc., Eden Prairie $  25,000
CHOICE, Inc. will collaborate with Upstream Arts to gain social skills training via its Art of Social Skills programs for participants with disabilities, professional training for direct staff, and arts management for board and administrative members.
CHOICE, Unlimited, Duluth $  25,000
CHOICE, Unlimited's ARTS Program will provide quality, accessible arts instruction and participation in a variety of mediums for adults living with disabilities, both in person and in remote settings.
Chorus Polaris, Fridley $  25,000
Chorus Polaris will perform concerts for the general public and at senior living communities, and will record concerts for online availability.
Circus Juventas, Saint Paul $  25,000
Circus Juventas will engage diverse participants and audiences through partnerships with Neighborhood House, diverse childcare program providers, disability service providers, eldercare providers, Saint Paul Park and Recreation Centers, and Bolder Options.
Classical Actors Ensemble, Minneapolis $  25,000
Classical Actors Ensemble will produce a repertory of Othello by William Shakespeare and The Picture by Philip Massinger at the Elision Playhouse in Crystal.
Clear Waters Life Center, Clearbrook $  23,175
Clear Waters Life Center will host regular art programming with open studios and guest artists showcasing their art mediums in rural Clearwater County community.
CLIMB Theatre, Inver Grove Heights $  25,000
CLIMB Theatre will continue to pivot to meet the changing needs of Minnesota classrooms, bringing recorded plays focused on encouraging social emotional skills through radical play.
CLUES, Saint Paul $  25,000
CLUES will uplift, celebrate, and connect Minnesota's Latino and immigrant community and artists through arts and cultural activities that represent our lived experience and create hope during these unpredictable times.
Coffee House Press, Minneapolis $  25,000
Coffee House Press will develop their internship program, invest in publicity and marketing for forthcoming titles, and support the acquisition and cultivation of additional titles from a diverse population of Minnesota authors.
The College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth $  20,000
The College of Saint Scholastica will launch the Live from Mitchell concert series featuring musicians from greater Minnesota. The series will be free, open to the public, and presented in a myriad of viewing formats to promote accessibility.
COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company, Saint Paul $  25,000
COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company will create high quality theatrical jazz dance shows that welcome diverse audiences, and support work and training opportunities for artists.
CommonBond Communities, Saint Paul $  25,000
CommonBond Communities will collaborate with professional teaching artists to deliver seven remote and in person arts classes to seniors and individuals with disabilities who live in CommonBond's affordable housing communities.
Commonweal Theatre Company, Lanesboro $  15,000
The Commonweal Theatre will offer a full production season, enriching the common good and continuing to reconnect with its family of patrons by telling stories that uplift, heal, and inspire.
ComMUSICation, Minneapolis $  25,000
ComMUSICation will provide high quality after school and in school music youth development programs to Saint Paul youth.
COMPAS, Saint Paul $  25,000
COMPAS will work with communities and artists to cocreate and run participatory arts programs that engage Minnesotans of all ages in high quality creative arts experiences in literary, visual, musical, and performing arts.
Copper Street Brass, Minneapolis $  25,000
Copper Street Brass will use live music and social interaction to enrich the lives of seniors in care facilities with a focus on those facing dementia through the creative aging program, Soundtracks, in fourteen socially distant outdoor performances.
Cow Tipping, Minneapolis $  25,000
Cow Tipping Press will offer six creative writing classes for Minnesotans with intellectual/developmental disabilities: three online classes serving remote students and three classes prioritizing students of color.
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts will engage students from five metro high schools to participate in Creations dance residencies and a day of master classes, and perform on stage to share their choreography with peers.
Creative Enterprise Zone, Saint Paul $  15,000
Creative Enterprise Zone will hire BIPOC, women, and nonbinary muralists to create outdoor murals and host community and artist led events in Saint Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone as part of the ChromaZone Mural and Arts Festival.
Crescendo Youth Orchestra, Hibbing $  20,000
Crescendo Youth Orchestra will purchase software for video editing to create distance performance opportunities and provide scholarships to retain teachers.
Cuban American Youth Orchestra, Minneapolis $  24,950
Cuban American Youth Orchestra will develop and execute its first cohort of ambassadors to bring deep cross-cultural programming to Minnesotan student musicians through a five-month series of lessons, workshops, and community outreach activities.
CultureWin, Saint Paul $  25,000
CultureWin will offer after school programs to Saint Paul youth to learn how to use their imagination to create paintings, poems, and photography to become young entrepreneurs.
Curio Dance Company, Saint Paul $  15,000
Curio Dance Company will train, promote, and support UpDown Funk Dance Troupe, dancers with intellectual disabilities who entertain, inspire, and share their love of dance with everyone.
Dakota Wicohan, Morton $  25,000
Dakota Wicohan will provide opportunities for its community to learn traditional Dakota arts from master artists in a master/assistant/apprentice teaching and learning model.
DalekoArts, New Prague $  25,000
DalekoArts will return to live programming in its 2021-2022 season, the company's tenth anniversary season, with Cesta Festival, a new play festival with works inspired by community stories.
Dan San Creatives, Duluth $  25,000
Dan San Creatives will elevate black storytelling in greater Minnesota by supporting local creatives and organizing youth oriented hip hop and poetry programming.
Dark & Stormy Productions, Saint Paul $  25,000
Dark & Stormy Productions will continue to deliver arts programming, including two live plays, to reach new and current audiences and engage a diverse group of artists.
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association, Dawson $  17,900
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association will present a series of quality arts programming designed to reconnect with audiences of all ages in its western Minnesota region.
Dayton's Bluff NHS, Saint Paul $  25,000
Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services will offer East Side Saint Paul residents community led arts and cultural events to deepen shared cultural ownership at sites that support economic empowerment and environmental justice.
Deep Valley Book Festival, Madison Lake $  12,000
The Deep Valley Book Festival will expand its audience in the southern Minnesota region by offering high quality literary arts experiences during the 2022 festival, namely through the presence of keynote speaker Curtis Sittenfeld.
Department of Public Transformation, Granite Falls $  25,000
Department of Public Transformation will engage residents of rural southwest Minnesota in performances, activities, showcases, and events that celebrate artists from urban and rural communities across the state and provide opportunities for local residents to connect and create.
The DIAL Group, Minneapolis $  25,000
The DIAL Group will sustain its arts based Hmong language and culture program by refining curriculum, training artist apprentices of color, and implementing the program for low-income youth of color to access meaningful arts and culture activities.
DJ-U, Minneapolis $  25,000
DJ-U will engage its community for safety and healing by supporting BIPOC artist residencies for one year, and hosting two free pop-up events at the Ivy to create equity and sustainability.
Dreams United/Sueños Unidos, Long Prairie $  9,930
Dreams United/Sueños Unidos will collect poems, photos, essays, and other artistic work from the immigrant community and arrange them into one-page designs to be published in the newspaper La Voz Libre.
Duluth All Souls Night, Duluth $  5,000
The Duluth All Souls Night art collective will develop a 2022 hybrid virtual and in person public festival. The festival will represent diversity of creative healing approaches of recognizing and processing grief and death for returning and new audiences.
Duluth Art Institute, Duluth $  25,000
The Duluth Art Institute will provide exceptional and engaging visual arts experiences to help the community make sense of the complex issues we face today.
Duluth Dylan Fest, Duluth $  15,000
Duluth Dylan Fest will increase audience engagement in local arts and provide opportunities for artists to perform at the 2022 Duluth Dylan Fest, celebrating Duluth native Bob Dylan's eighty-first birthday.
Duluth Playhouse, Duluth $  15,000
The Duluth Playhouse will initiate actions to maintain a strong connection and presence in the community while deepening the understanding, representation, and engagement of marginalized populations.
Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Duluth $  25,000
The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra will augment its 2021-22 season of in person concerts with virtual access for both subscribers and new audience members.
Duniya Drum & Dance, Minneapolis $  15,000
Duniya Drum & Dance will continue to engage its community in traditional West African drum and dance through school residencies, community classes, and performances for youth and adults to be held in Brooklyn Park.
Eagan Art Festival, Eagan $  25,000
Eagan Art Festival will create a more robust online platform for connecting the community with their programs and create an online tutorial for first-time festival artists.
East Metro Symphony Orchestra, Woodbury $  15,000
East Metro Symphony Orchestra will provide three full orchestra concerts and three ensemble performances at senior living residences.
East Polk Heritage Center, Fosston $  16,200
The East Polk Heritage Center will sponsor two major cultural events to include concerts, storytelling, dance, art demonstrations, and exhibits.
East Side Arts Council, Saint Paul $  24,638
East Side Arts Council will develop accessible arts programming for older people; free art classes for youth; and create and distribute art boxes for youth, families, and older people to maintain a strong connection to its community.
East Side Freedom Library, Saint Paul $  15,000
The East Side Freedom Library artist working group will support an artist driven curation and community engagement framework, and create art and educate to catalyze vital public conversations post pandemic and post uprising on justice, liberation, and creative civic life.
Ebenezer Society Foundation, Saint Paul $  25,000
Ebenezer will partner with TimeSlips to train its activities staff to increase the health, well-being, and abilities of adults with dementia to express themselves through arts programming and creation.
Echoes of Peace, Duluth $  25,000
Echoes of Peace will continue the Planting Connections Planting Hope Program, a cultural arts and garden program directed and designed by and for black, indigenous, people of color and other underrepresented participants in greater Minnesota.
Ecumen Brooks and CountrySide, Owatonna $  11,798
Ecumen Brooks and CountrySide will collaborate with one COMPAS teaching artist to develop the artistic skills of 34 senior residents through a two-course program of watercolor art.
Ecumen Prairie Lodge, Brooklyn Center $  25,000
Ecumen Prairie Lodge will collaborate with Copper Street Brass to provide musical learning opportunities to its older adult community members residing in assisted living and memory care apartments.
Edge Center for the Arts, Bigfork $  25,000
The Edge Center will create a COVID safe environment to teach acting and videography skills to students and adults to reach remote audiences.
Ely Artwalk, Ely $  8,980
Ely ArtWalk will display the works of area artists in the windows of retail stores where they may be viewed by people walking by on the sidewalks, turning the entire city into an outdoor art gallery and providing a unique arts experience.
Ely Folk School, Ely $  25,000
The Ely Folk School will develop expanded programming through live online classes and events combined with safe on-site classes and events to continue to provide arts education to Minnesota residents and communities.
Ely Historic State Theater, Ely $  24,500
Ely Historic State Theater will host its inaugural film festival and engage its north woods audience with diverse regional films and opportunities to learn about visual media.
Ely Winter Festival, Ely $  25,000
The Ely Winter Festival will present two outdoor arts events: the Snow Sculpture Symposium will place snow sculptures in a downtown park, and the Ely ArtWalk will display works of area artists in store windows.
Emerging Curators Institute, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Emerging Curators Institute will support the next generation of Minnesota curators and artists-emphasizing gender equity, as well as LGBTQIA2S+, and BIPOC individuals-by providing four curatorial fellowships and diverse public programs.
Epic Enterprise Inc., Dundas $  25,000
Epic Enterprise will deepen collaborations with local art organizations to increase access to art classes for people with disabilities and others.
Episcopal Homes Foundation of Minnesota, Saint Paul $  25,000
Episcopal Homes will combat isolation, engage the creative spirit, and foster legacy and skills through digital arts programming in a 21st century setting. The rich stories of its elders will be shared across its campus in various media platforms.
Exposed Brick Theatre, Saint Paul $  25,000
Exposed Brick Theatre will develop and produce plays by BIPOC artists, including producing four plays commissioned by the theater's Through Our Eyes program, and expanding its offerings for emerging playwrights.
Face to Face, Saint Paul $  25,000
Face to Face will provide the Recording Arts program for youth experiencing homelessness, providing a therapeutic creative outlet for their emotions while also helping them access resources, support, and real world experiences in the music industry.
Fairmont Opera House, Fairmont $  21,500
Fairmont Opera House will offer a virtual/after-school children's theater residency with Compass Creative, an in person children's theater program, and an adult community theater program culminating in productions.
Faribault Parks and Recreation, Faribault $  10,550
The Faribault Parks and Recreation Department will provide an eleven-week free, family friendly concert series in a fully accessible outdoor bandshell, featuring award winning musicians boasting a wide range of musical genres for everybody's liking.
FAWK, Saint Paul $  25,000
Funny Asian Women Kollective will offer humor based storytelling workshops and provide opportunities for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) artists to create and showcase new work.
The Film Society of Minneapolis Saint Paul, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Film Society of Minneapolis Saint Paul will enhance current BIPOC programming, engage with BIPOC and outstate communities in Minnesota, and fund BIPOC programmers/curators as part of the 2022 MSP International Film Festival/MSPIFF41.
FilmNorth, Saint Paul $  13,500
FilmNorth will enhance its online arts learning and screening programs and create a model to offer professional development to filmmakers from all backgrounds within community settings.
Fireweed Community Woodshop, Minneapolis $  25,000
Fireweed Community Woodshop will develop and present virtual and in person educational programming in the art of woodcraft for women, nonbinary, and BIPOC individuals and communities in Minnesota.
Flying Foot Forum, Minneapolis $  25,000
Flying Foot Forum will celebrate its thirty-year relationship with the Minnesota arts community and audiences by presenting three unique nights of programming running for two weeks in repertory and featuring collaborations with three other exciting and diverse dance and music companies.
FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, Minneapolis $  25,000
FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts will develop new educational program offerings for youth and expand education opportunities in their new stained glass, flame, and kiln studios. These studios are accessible for all ages and are open to a wider range of physical ability.
Folk Will Save Us, Minneapolis $  25,000
Folk Will Save Us will produce in person workshops, performances, and pop-up events for teaching and learning music from folk traditions, deepening community for those who use heritage as a tool to enact social change.
Forecast Public Art, Saint Paul $  25,000
Forecast Public Art will provide a virtual Making It Public workshop for Minnesota artists and arts administrators to develop best practices in making public art a career and community asset.
Fosston Community Library & Arts Association, Fosston $  18,500
Fosston Community Library & Arts Association will invest in people by bringing culture, lifelong learning, and a spirit of inspiration to all.
Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer $  25,000
Franconia Sculpture Park will continue to expand its annual audience to 200,000 Minnesota visitors while supporting diverse local voices and narratives.
Fred Yiran Legacy Project, Saint Cloud $  15,780
Fred Yiran Legacy Project will support African arts, drumming, dance, storytelling, and children's activities through events and festivals.
Freeborn County Arts Initiative, Albert Lea $  25,000
The Freeborn County Arts Initiative will create hybrid in person and multimedia virtual arts and cultural programming to engage the community in a safe, accessible, and meaningful way.
FreeWriters, Minneapolis $  25,000
FreeWriters will provide consistent creative writing and performing opportunities specifically for Hennepin County jail inmates who would otherwise lack access to creative arts programming.
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, Saint Paul $  23,540
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library will present Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota, working with the state's twelve regional library systems to increase community access to Minnesota Book Award winning writers.
Frozen River Film Festival, Winona $  25,000
The Frozen River Film Festival will safely deliver the art of documentary film with hybrid programming to connect Minnesotans with filmmakers who explore local and global issues around the world.
Full Circle Theater Company, Minneapolis $  25,000
Full Circle Theater Company will reinvigorate and expand strong connections with Minnesota communities by producing the powerful Latinx play ATACAMA, by Augusto Federico Amador, at Park Square Theatre.
The Givens Foundation for African American Literature, Saint Louis Park $  25,000
The Givens Foundation for African American Literature will produce the Black Market Reads podcast, featuring conversations with Black American writers and allowing individuals to share their views about Black American literature.
Giving Voice Initiative, Bloomington $  20,092
Giving Voice Initiative will maintain connections to singers with dementia and their care partners in Minnesota by offering chorus participation with weekly rehearsals and social time in a safe online platform. Virtual performances will be shared throughout the year.
Good Samaritan Society-Westview Acres, Waconia $  12,500
The Good Samaritan Society long-term care facility will develop artistic programming offered to elderly and disabled residents. This programming will have a virtual option for participation.
Good Thunder Reading Series, Mankato $  24,000
Good Thunder Reading Series at Minnesota State University, Mankato will bring seven acclaimed authors to the region for public workshops, craft talks, and readings.
The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, New Ulm $  11,000
The Grand Center for Arts and Culture will continue to develop programming to further engage area residents in arts access and education, including live shows, gallery shows, arts workshops, artisan gift shop, artists in residence, Cellar Press, and artist studio space.
Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais $  25,000
The Grand Marais Art Colony will provide quality programming through in person, virtual, and hybrid formats, and in diverse artistic mediums for regular and new participants. Programming will have clear connection to Minnesota's North Shore.
Grand Marais Playhouse, Grand Marais $  25,000
The Grand Marias Playhouse will honor and celebrate fifty seasons of local community theater by continuing to provide high quality theater and educational opportunities to Cook County residents and visitors.
Grand Rapids Players, Inc., Grand Rapids $  25,000
Grand Rapids Players, a community theater and education organization, will cultivate talent, value diversity, produce classics, and showcase original works, creating opportunities for artists and audiences of all ages using live, virtual, and hybrid models.
Granite Falls Living at Home Block Nurse Program, Granite Falls $  25,000
Granite Falls Living at Home Block Nurse Program will offer Positively Arts, a collaborative model of bringing arts programing and caregiving support activities together for seniors and people with disabilities in southwest Minnesota.
Great Northern Union Chorus, Saint Louis Park $  25,000
The Great Northern Union Chorus will transform from an iconic male identifying chorus to one in which all gender identities will be welcomed. Funds will support a complete reengineering towards a new vision of harmony in union with humanity.
Great River Arts, Little Falls $  6,000
Great River Arts will resume classroom offerings, public events, and a regular schedule of performances/lectures, and expand programming offerings to attract a broader audience from across the central Minnesota region.
Great River Chorale, Sauk Rapids $  20,000
Great River Chorale will support its artistic managing director and produce a live concert series to continue connecting with the central Minnesota community.
Great River Shakespeare Festival, Winona $  24,890
The Great River Shakespeare Festival Radio Play podcast will make a high quality professional performance of Romeo and Juliet available free through streaming or download, along with accompanying episodes interviewing artists about the language and themes of the play.
GREAT Theatre, Waite Park $  25,000
GREAT Theatre will increase access to its season of programming for central Minnesota audiences and artists.
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, Saint Paul $  25,000
The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies will create accessible opportunities for young musicians of all ages and backgrounds to learn and connect through summer orchestra camps, private lessons, and free community concerts.
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Guthrie Theater will produce relaxed performances for its productions of A Raisin in the Sun, The Tempest, Emma, and Sweat, inviting in an audience that hasn't typically felt welcome in the performing arts.
Hallberg Center for the Arts, Wyoming $  23,400
Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community will increase its hours of operation to allow greater availability to the public. This greater availability will allow the art center to host more educational opportunities.
Hatch Dance, Minneapolis $  24,719
Hatch Dance will produce "Live @ The Shed 2022", an outdoor dance event that includes the premiere of a collaborative ensemble work, featuring a large cast of dancers from the Twin Cities.
Heart of Dance, Minneapolis $  25,000
Heart of Dance will teach social partner dance to youth and senior adults throughout Minnesota, utilizing online and in person techniques to adapt to COVID-19 guidelines, online learning, and in person residencies.
Her Voice Productions, Saint Paul $  15,000
The Twin Cities Women's and Girls' Choir will present a season of high quality choral concerts and masterclasses, dedicated to the empowerment of women's voices with a free cost to participate, and with audience access both in person and online for performances.
Highland Friendship Club, Saint Paul $  25,000
Highland Friendship Club will provide arts programming, available to teens and adults with disabilities, via virtual classes and in person when possible. Topic areas include art, music, creative writing, and drama classes.
Hispanic Outreach Program of Goodhue County, Red Wing $  25,000
Hispanic Outreach will present a Hispanic Heritage Festival that is open to the public, encourages Minnesota Hispanic artists and residents to celebrate their varied cultures, and invites all residents to experience, enjoy, and learn about these arts and cultures.
Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes $  25,000
The Historic Holmes Theatre will continue to connect its region of Minnesota with unique art experiences and engage artists in community outreach activities.
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead $  25,000
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County will develop programs for Art + History, its ongoing series of activities that meld art and history in an exploration of Minnesota's shared cultural heritage.
Hmong Cultural Center, Saint Paul $  15,000
Hmong Cultural Center will maintain all of its arts programs in the aftermath of the pandemic, teaching Hmong culture and history through comprehensive interactive exhibits with a particular focus on teaching visitors about the Hmong folk arts traditions, including the qeej, wedding and funeral songs, sung poetry, embroidery and traditional Hmong musical instruments.
HoneyWorks, Minneapolis $  24,929
"Live @ The Shed", produced by HoneyWorks in collaboration with Hatch Dance, will bring audiences a public, outdoor dance event, celebrating large scale dance creation in the Twin Cities.
Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota, Rochester $  25,000
Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota will continue to engage singers and audiences during the pandemic through safe and effective programming.
The Hook & Ladder Theater, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Hook & Ladder Theater will return to indoor operations and expand broadcast capabilities to include the exciting new virtual reality concert experience, expanding to new and existing Minnesota audiences.
Hope Community, Inc., Minneapolis $  20,000
Hope Community will train and support ten community based artists to do public arts engagement projects with their communities. To ensure equitable access, funds will provide participation stipends for ten cohort artists and ten public art advisors/mentors.
Hopewell Music Cooperative North, Minneapolis $  25,000
Hopewell Music will engage the northside with affordable and accessible in person and virtual music lessons and ensemble programming.
Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins $  25,000
Hopkins Center for the Arts will reach new audiences and strengthen its connection to current constituents through new virtual and hybrid content to complement existing in person visual and performing arts programming.
Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center, Park Rapids $  25,000
Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center will continue to provide arts experience and education to target positive change in psychological, physical, cognitive, social, and artistic needs in its participants.
Huge Improv Theater, Minneapolis $  24,950
HUGE Improv Theater will improve its support of new and experienced improvisers by bringing its in-house and online technology up to date, and continuing pursuit of increased participation by underserved populations.
Hutchinson Center for the Arts, Hutchinson $  15,000
The Hutchinson Center for the Arts will engage the community through free, monthly take home art kits for youth, public artist lectures, arts education programming for youth, adults, and elders, and collaborative community projects.
The Icebox Radio Theater, International Falls $  16,300
The Icebox Radio Theater will develop ways to safely continue bringing the northland's stories to the world.
Illusion Theater, Minneapolis $  25,000
Illusion Theater and School will collaborate with fifteen or more schools and community organizations throughout Minnesota to provide diverse, underserved youth and adults with high quality arts education and access to arts based activities of the highest quality.
In Black Ink, Saint Paul $  25,000
In Black Ink will connect Black writers and publishing arts professionals with eager readers, learners, and listeners through print, public literary gatherings, and archiving for future generations.
In Progress, Saint Paul $  25,000
In Progress will provide quality mentorship and access opportunities for digital art makers living in Crookston and Saint Paul, serving emerging artists of all ages, while modeling innovative mentorship practices both in person and online.
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Minneapolis $  25,000
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre will offer accessible, virtual, and COVID safe in person puppetry workshops that use the art of puppetry to reflect on and respond to the issues communities face.
India Association of Minnesota, Saint Paul $  24,980
India Association of Minnesota will present IndiaFest 2022 as an in person, free event featuring live, in person performances by six professional and twenty community performing groups.
Indian Music Society of Minnesota, Minneapolis $  25,000
Indian Music Society of Minnesota will present a hybrid virtual and in person music concert series. The seven concerts will present world-class artists of Indian classical music from India, the United States, and Minnesota.
Indigenous Peoples Task Force, Minneapolis $  25,000
Indigenous Peoples Task Force will engage with Minnesota artists of color to enrich Ikidowin performances.
Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, Saint Paul $  25,000
Indigenous Roots will provide critical accessible and culturally relevant space and programming in the wake of the pandemic and civil unrest for artists to work and mobilize.
Interact, Saint Paul $  25,000
Interact will present a season of high quality, professional visual arts and theater by artists with disabilities, in both virtual and in person space, serving artists in the metro area and in greater Minnesota.
International Friendship Through the Performing Arts, Eagan $  25,000
International Friendship Through the Performing Arts will present a multicultural concert in the Ordway Concert Hall, bring top professional ethnic musicians to residents in retirement communities, and provide digital content for perpetual viewing to retirement communities.
Inver Grove Heights Community Theatre, Inver Grove Heights $  16,000
Inver Grove Heights Community Theater will produce a theatrical musical, providing opportunities for individuals of all ages, genders, and races to actively participate in, or appreciate the performance of live, high quality, affordable musical theater in its community.
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, Minneapolis $  25,000
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project will present in person and hybrid art exhibitions and programming featuring local, national, and international Iraqi identifying artists to audiences in Rochester and Saint Cloud.
Irish Fair of Minnesota, Saint Paul $  25,000
Irish Fair will provide expression for all things Irish and use the Irish Fair to link the past, present, and future of Irish arts and culture for Minnesotans.
Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program, Grand Rapids $  12,375
The Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program will sustain current programming despite the effects of COVID-19 and expand outreach to more rural Minnesota residents.
JASM, Minneapolis $  22,500
Japan America Society of Minnesota will collaborate with Japanese American photographer Steve Ozone to showcase diverse faces of Japan America Society constituents in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the organization.
Jawaahir Dance Company, Minneapolis $  25,000
Jawaahir Dance Company will renew artist and audience engagement in person and in virtual space with a vibrant series of cabarets, dance classes, student performances, and a mainstage concert that celebrates Arabic dance and music in Minnesota.
Jazz Access, Minneapolis $  25,000
Jazz Access will curate a summer jazz series at Rondo Plaza in Saint Paul. Shows will be presented the third Thursday in June, July, and August 2022. Concerts will provide surrounding community with a setting to experience dynamic jazz performances.
JazzMN, Inc., Saint Paul $  25,000
JazzMN will perform two live outdoor concerts at Crooners Supper Club in Fridley. The performances will be streamed live and will be free and open to all Minnesota residents.
Johanna Shores, Arden Hills $  25,000
Johanna Shores will partner with Copper Street Brass to provide music learning and enrichment sessions to serve its four communities, including memory care and independent living.
Jones-Harrison, Minneapolis $  8,181
Jones-Harrison will implement phase II of its transition to virtual art programming for residents, which will add additional capacity to maintain arts access for their community after the pandemic, as they see fit.
Juxtaposition Arts, Minneapolis $  20,000
Juxtaposition Arts will continue to make adjustments to the delivery of its youth employment and creative sector training program, JXTALabs, as it begins to reopen to the public and continue hybrid program offerings.
Ka Joog, Minneapolis $  22,500
Ka Joog will enrich the lives of Somali American youth by offering at least twenty distinct workshops at its main office in Saint Paul.
Kaddatz Gallery, Fergus Falls $  25,000
Kaddatz Galleries will contract services for website redesign and integration improvements to better connect, engage, and inform viewers about Kaddatz Galleries, its programming, and the artists and people it serves.
KAIROS ALIVE!, Minneapolis $  25,000
Kairos Alive! Minnesota Connection Jam will expand live interactive participatory two-way dance, music, and story engagement webcasts to individuals and groups of underserved, intergenerational participants in greater Minnesota and in the metro Twin Cities.
Katha Dance Theatre, Crystal $  25,000
Katha Dance Theatre will provide virtual and in person dance performances, classes, and outreach activities to bridge diverse cultures and enhance access to the arts for Minnesota audiences and communities through Kathak dance, music, poetry, and storytelling.
Keystone Community Services, Saint Paul $  25,000
Keystone Community Services will work with 125 low-income youth and thirty seniors in Saint Paul, along with teaching artists, to build skills in a variety of art forms such as spoken word, watercolor, Ethiopian dance, improvisation, community mosaic, stop motion animation, and manga.
Kicks Band of Fargo Moorhead, Moorhead $  16,500
The Kicks Band of Fargo Moorhead will perform a series of four themed concerts featuring iconic big band jazz.
La Grande Bande, Gaylord $  25,000
La Grande Bande will engage rural audiences through thoughtful, engaging, and educational musical programs using virtual and in person programming.
Lake Superior Community Theatre, Silver Bay $  19,456
Lake Superior Community Theatre will present the drama, The Diary of Anne Frank, on the William Kelley High School stage in Silver Bay, for area North Shore residents and visitors.
Lake Superior Writers, Duluth $  10,000
Lake Superior Writers will provide virtual and in person educational programs staffed by accomplished writers to benefit both experienced and novice writers. In addition, opportunities will be provided for writers to share their work.
Lakes Area Music Festival, Brainerd $  25,000
In an effort to connect with existing and new audiences, the Lakes Area Music Festival will maintain its mission of excellent classical music performance and education through live and streaming concerts and education programs.
Lakes Bluegrass Festival, Pine River $  25,000
The Pine River Area Foundation will host the fifteenth Lakes Bluegrass Festival that celebrates and preserves American roots music of bluegrass music. Included are main stage performances, food booths, and interactive workshops.
Land of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota, Elk River $  24,750
The Land of Lakes Choirboys, a semiprofessional boys choir, will provide music education, choral training, and manners and behavior guidance to it members. The choir is known for providing excellent music to the communities of greater Minnesota.
Lanesboro Arts, Lanesboro $  25,000
Lanesboro Arts will expand justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion programming that aligns with and amplifies its vision for communities-especially rural communities-to embrace artists as culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers.
Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota, Minneapolis $  15,000
Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota will plan, develop, and present prototype exhibits for the Lao community in Minnesota reflecting on the diaspora since 1975.
Lao Culture Dance and Traditional Fashion Show LLC, Saint Paul Park $  25,000
Lao Culture Dance and Traditional Fashion Show will present live events to reach audiences with dance and Ms. NangSangKahn performances.
Latvian Organization Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis $  25,000
Latvian Organization Association of Minnesota will assist in presenting a six-day festival celebrating Latvian culture and introducing Minnesota audiences to the rich tradition of Latvian song and dance.
Lightning Rod, Minneapolis $  25,000
Lightning Rod will present a performance showcase to complete its annual Q-STAGE: New Works Series, supporting vital new works from queer/trans/GNC Minnesota artists.
Little Earth Residents Association, Minneapolis $  25,000
Little Earth Resident Association's Native Youth Arts Collective will expand and reinvigorate its weekly arts opportunities for youth, ages fourteen to twenty-four, from Little Earth and the surrounding East Phillips neighborhood.
The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Loft Literary Center will expand access to high quality creative writing and literature classes for Minnesotans whose economic circumstances otherwise prevent participation, and for Minnesotans whose backgrounds/identities are underrepresented in publishing.
Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra, Long Prairie $  16,045
The Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra will continue to mentor young musicians and perform with guest artists who engage with the diversity of its communities in person and online.
Lovely's Sewing & Arts Collective, Minneapolis $  25,000
Lovely's Sewing and Arts Collective will provide sewing and arts programming to underserved and underrepresented communities of color, with a focus on African American youth from north Minneapolis.
Lower Phalen Creek Project, Saint Paul $  25,000
Lower Phalen Creek Project will collaborate with pollinator researchers and Indigenous community artists to develop a proposal for educational art works that represent interconnected social ecosystems on Dakota homelands.
Lyra Baroque Orchestra, Saint Paul $  25,000
Lyra will produce a monthly chamber music series curated and led by local baroque instrument specialists to be performed in Wayzata, Rochester, Saint Paul, and eight rural Minnesota communities.
Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, Anoka $  25,000
Lyric Arts will present a seven-production season giving artists the opportunity to utilize their diverse talents while providing access to the performing arts to audiences.
Lyric Center for the Arts, Virginia $  25,000
The Lyric Center for the Arts will, for the first time, employ a part-time paid director who will advance the goals and mission of the organization and maintain engagement through a gallery, theater programs, classes, outreach, and youth activities.
Lyric Opera of the North, Duluth $  23,150
Lyric Opera of the North will connect safely with patrons and artists, providing a way in to the beautiful, elevating, enriching art of opera and a way forward for those who already love it.
Macalester-Groveland Community Council, Saint Paul $  9,000
The Macalester-Groveland Community Council will host a one-day community festival featuring local Twin Cities artists, performers, and art organizations on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
MACMH's Fidgety-Fairy Tales-The Mental Health Musicals, Saint Paul $  25,000
Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health's Fidgety Fairy Tales - The Mental Health Musicals will create online puppet show adaptations of some of its previous productions, as well as develop new live performance models for smaller audiences.
MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis $  15,000
MacPhail will provide the Global Music Initiative, a BIPOC led effort to diversify music education in Minnesota, by making instruction more representative and respectful of cultures and traditions from outside the Eurocentric classical canon.
MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids $  25,000
MacRostie Art Center will expand its visual arts programming to provide live and virtual art experiences in exhibition, arts learning, and artist services to the greater Itasca County area.
Maia Maiden Productions, Richfield $  25,000
Maia Maiden Productions will create new opportunities for artistic growth and development through the creation of a new program for performing or visual artists who are practitioners of hip hop or street art forms.
Makers on the Minnesota, Granite Falls $  25,000
Makers on the Minnesota will embark on a series of new initiatives to expand the diversity of arts programming in rural Minnesota, and offer new opportunities to engage youth in the arts.
Manidoo Ogitigaan, Bemidji $  25,000
Mandioo Ogitigaan will connect Minnesotans with Ojibwe artists and storytellers by providing seasonal art and cultural activities that are part of the Anishinaabeg way of life.
Mankato Ballet Company, Mankato $  14,950
Mankato Ballet Company will put on a nine-month virtual concert series sharing guest works and in-house works of all styles of dance that will reach the broader community, rural areas, schools, seniors, and many others.
The Mankato Makerspace, Mankato $  25,000
The Mankato Makerspace will increase community outreach and opportunities by improving the quality of classes and events with much needed supplies and equipment, offer incentives to underserved populations, and implement an intern program.
Mankato Playhouse, North Mankato $  25,000
Davori Productions will produce high quality musical theater performances and Broadway teen workshops each season to showcase the talent in its local and surrounding communities.
Mankato School of Music, North Mankato $  25,000
Mankato School of Music will continue to offer its rich variety of music instruction across Mankato and southwestern Minnesota.
Mankato Symphony Orchestra, Mankato $  25,000
The Mankato Symphony Orchestra will offer south central Minnesota a hybrid symphony concert, reaching both a live and virtual audience.
Mask and Rose Theater, Puposky $  24,900
The Mask and Rose Theater will serve as the leader in initiating a distinctly rural celebration of arts in the culture shed of northern Minnesota called Taste for the Arts, a fall tour to take in the arts in all genres at fifteen designated stops.
Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES, Minneapolis $  25,000
ARENA Dances will adapt performances, outreach activities, and classes to remain accessible through COVID and continue to work toward a more inclusive Minnesota dance community through the Arena, CANDY BOX Festival, Floorwork, DanceOn, and Moving Practice.
Matinee Musicale, Inc., Duluth $  25,000
Matinee Musicale will present three online/on demand concerts and four live concerts that will also include community outreach programs.
McDonough Recreation Center, Saint Paul $  25,000
McDonough Recreation Center will provide the youth of the north end of Saint Paul a chance to reconnect and share their personal stories through various art learning opportunities.
Meander Art Crawl, Appleton $  24,000
The Meander Art Crawl will coordinate the nineteenth Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl event for regular and new audiences.
Merrill Arts Center, Woodbury $  25,000
Merrill Arts Center will offer educational programming and a theatrical season of fully produced plays and musicals in the east metro.
Mesabi Symphony Orchestra, Virginia $  25,000
Mesabi Symphony Orchestra will perform as a full orchestra before live audiences, if public health conditions permit. It will seek to expand its string sections and fill vacancies in other sections with a focus on attracting Iron Range musicians.
Metro Work Center, Inc., Minneapolis $  25,000
Metro Work Center will collaborate with Upstream Arts to gain social skills training via its Art of Social Skills Programs for participants with disabilities and professional training for direct staff.
Mid West Music Fest, Winona $  24,550
Mid West Music Fest will provide a hybrid virtual and in person music series for regular and new audiences, with the artists comprised of up and coming musicians from across the country, focusing on Minnesota musicians.
Midwest Special Services, Saint Paul $  20,160
Midwest Special Services will host a variety of inclusive art classes at Fresh Eye Gallery.
Milan Village Arts School, Milan $  20,000
The Milan Village Arts School will engage people in the practice of traditional, contemporary, and folk arts while fostering prosperity, community, and culture in its region.
Million Artist Movement, Saint Paul $  25,000
Million Artist Movement will host twenty sowing sessions and power gatherings where the community learns songs and participates in art making.
Minneapolis Pops Orchestra Association, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra will develop plans to safely deliver programming for its 2022 concert season, including free concerts for seniors, Lake Harriet concerts, New Orchestral Repertoire Project, and Kids Play.
Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery, Minneapolis $  24,500
Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery will organize and host public events where people will create community quilts that will be displayed in an exhibit at the museum.
Minnesota Ballet, Duluth $  25,000
Minnesota Ballet will reconfigure and revitalize the previously cut production manager position, combining performance, tour, and outreach management to maximize efficiency and accessibility to the artform despite possible setbacks to live events.
Minnesota Bluegrass, Minneapolis $  25,000
Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association will host four bluegrass and old time events for fans old and new to connect with its music.
Minnesota Boychoir, Saint Paul $  8,920
The Minnesota Boychoir will engage Minnesota residents in a live stream of its sixtieth anniversary concert at Orchestra Hall.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis $  25,000
Minnesota Center for Book Arts will engage Minnesotans in meaningful in person and virtual arts programs, including free exhibitions and affordable workshops in bookbinding, printing, and papermaking taught by a diverse team of teaching artists.
Minnesota China Garden, Minneapolis $  25,000
Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society will host four multimedia and performing arts events to increase Minnesotans' access to arts at China Garden Saint Paul.
Minnesota Dance Theatre & School, Minneapolis $  15,000
Minnesota Dance Theatre will continue to offer enhanced curriculum through its community engagement program, CAN Dance, providing dance performance and training opportunities at no cost for second and third grade children from Minneapolis Public Schools.
Minnesota Fringe, Minneapolis $  25,000
Minnesota Fringe will expand the festival offering to include live and virtual performances with improved accessibility services to build capacity of artists and audiences to successfully interact both in person and online.
Minnesota Guitar Society, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Minnesota Guitar Society will support guitar classes at four K-12 public schools in the Twin Cities with teaching artists, visiting concert artists and materials, and will relaunch the annual Youth Guitarathon.
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona $  25,000
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum will safely deliver comfortable, curated access programming in collaboration and codesigned with the Winona area community.
Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul $  25,000
The Minnesota Museum of American Art will create an exhibition of work by the culturally significant Latinx art collective, Grupo Soap del Corazón, opening in 2022.
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, Bemidji $  25,000
The Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will continue to provide Minnesotans a high quality and affordable literary arts experience with a talented and diverse group of award winning writers in a safe and inclusive setting.
Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, Minneapolis $  25,000
Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, America's first GLBTQ orchestra, will provide reduced admission concerts showcasing the talents of GLBTQ musicians and feature works by underrepresented composers.
Minnesota Polish Medical Society, Roseville $  25,000
Minnesota Polish Medical Society will lead a new season of Kalejdoskop Polski: a community based visual storytelling initiative, capturing the stories of different generations of Polish immigrants through photography and narrative.
Minnesota Pottery Festival, Hutchinson $  9,750
The Minnesota Pottery Festival will host potters from across the country, engage thousands of patrons from the southwest Minnesota region, and educate the audience on the history of ceramics and vast creative processes of potters with diverse backgrounds.
Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, Minneapolis $  25,000
Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop will deliver eight remote creative writing classes to Minnesotans incarcerated across eight state prisons. Courses are designed in collaboration with "writers collectives" of experienced students at each facility.
Minnesota Salsa Fiesta, Minneapolis $  25,000
Minnesota Salsa Fiesta will relaunch in person activities with free dance classes, invest in marketing and sound equipment, and present a showcase in the atrium ruins at Mill City Museum in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Sinfonia, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Minnesota Sinfonia will continue its outreach of top quality music activities to the citizens and residents of Minnesota.
Minnesota Tamil Sangam, Minnetonka $  9,300
The Tamil Association of Minnesota will impart online practice to community members and enable access to Tamil folk and traditional arts skills including instrumental music, vocal music, and dance.
Minnesota Youth Symphonies, Saint Paul $  20,000
The Minnesota Youth Symphonies will continue to provide excellent orchestra education to Minnesota students, providing scholarships to those who apply, and will partner with local public schools to provide greater access to private lessons.
Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Minneapolis $  25,000
Mixed Blood Theatre will expand its technological infrastructure to provide virtual access to its performances, allowing it to be a welcoming theatrical destination for more people across race, gender, disability, geographic location, and more.
Mixed Precipitation, Saint Paul $  24,885
Mixed Precipitation will create Pickup Truck Opera: Vol. 2 with rural arts incubator PlaceBase Productions, adapting Haydn's The World on the Moon for outdoor performances on the North Shore, Iron Range, and Minnesota River Valley.
MIXTAPE, Saint Paul $  24,479
The MIXTAPE Collective will create a hybrid live and virtual hip hop dance performance that explores issues of racial equity, the immigrant experience, and solidarity movements.
Monkeybear's Harmolodic Workshop, Minneapolis $  25,000
Monkeybear's Harmolodic Workshop will support participants' artistic development in creating short puppet films that will be shown online.
Montiarts, Monticello $  25,000
MontiArts will build community and enliven Monticello through arts and cultural activities, events, and installations. Community building using the arts as a tool is the foundational impetus of MontiArts.
More Than a Single Story, Saint Paul $  25,000
More Than A Single Story will present a series of panel/story circle events engaging BIPOC writers and other artists in conversation with communities as a way to balance public discourse and provide a forum for cross-cultural understanding.
The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Museum of Russian Art will engage the public with exhibitions, outreach education, virtual and on-site programs, audio tours, and website links to past exhibitions and programs.
Native American Community Development Institute, Minneapolis $  25,000
All My Relations Arts will reconnect Minnesota community members with cultural traditions and art forms through a series of hybrid, artist led workshops to increase knowledge of traditional art, its history, and processes.
Native Skywatchers, Maple Grove $  24,999
Native Skywatchers will present Turtle Island Skywatchers-Stories of Us, which supports Minnesota Indigenous artists to produce and present culture based, art infused stories of relationship to earth and sky, presented in four seasonal livestream events including one live dance performance.
NEMAA, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association will produce the 2022 Art-A-Whirl open studio tour for both in person and online audiences.
Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids $  25,000
The Nemeth Art Center will continue to expand its onsite and remote programming devoted to decentralizing high quality arts access to its socially diverse, rural community.
New Arab American Theater Works, Minneapolis $  25,000
New Arab American Theater Works will present and support its Arabic drumming ensemble, YALLA DRUM!, and create a cohort of local southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) playwrights who will develop and present new plays for their community.
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, New York Mills $  25,000
The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center will continue growing, learning, and adapting to provide access to high quality arts and cultural programs to all in its rural region, increasing inclusion and embracing equity in all it does.
Nordic Center, Duluth $  25,000
The Nordic Center will connect with and broaden its 2022 community by developing and delivering safe, diverse, and inclusive arts programming for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
North House Folk School, Grand Marais $  25,000
North House Folk School will increase opportunities for local and visiting youth to connect with hands-on craft learning, through expanded programming and the impact of a new part-time youth and family coordinator staff position.
North Shore Music Association, Grand Marais $  11,900
North Shore Music Association will meet its community's need for unique, diverse, interactive musical education for all ages, offering programs that allow flexibility between in person and virtual delivery.
Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc., Roseville $  13,704
Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc. will partner with Upstream Arts to provide seniors who have developmental disabilities with the Art of Grief, Loss, and Change program. Through the arts, participants will develop coping tools and skills to navigate significant life transitions.
The Northern Film Alliance, Duluth $  15,450
The Northern Film Alliance will enhance its film festival experience for filmmakers and audiences and engage with underserved and rural communities.
Northern Light Opera Company, Park Rapids $  25,000
The Northern Light Opera Company of Park Rapids will use funds to secure artists for its programming.
Northern Lights Music Festival, Inc., Gilbert $  25,000
Northern Lights Music Festival will mount a complete season for adults and children at its venues in Ely, Aurora, B'nai Abraham in Virginia, and Chisholm/Hibbing, presenting and producing opera, symphony, and chamber music by both professional and student musicians.
Northern Lights.mn, Minneapolis $  25,000
Northern Lights.mn will support artists in the creation of new work that helps Minnesotans stay connected through culturally diverse, experimental, participatory public art experiences delivered in safe and innovative ways.
Northern Monday Films, Saint Paul $  25,000
Northern Monday Films will support three BIPOC/immigrant directed film projects for broadcast over platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube to achieve the impact goals of each project.
Northern Starz Children's Theatre, Ramsey $  24,671
Northern Starz Children's Theatre will help individuals with special needs be the star of the show through the Penguin Project.
Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield $  24,495
The Northfield Arts Guild will work toward reconnecting with the community and returning participation to prepandemic levels while building new audiences through quality education and engagement, as well as theater, music, and gallery shows.
Northfield Public Library, Northfield $  23,300
Northfield Public Library will produce the fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration and provide high quality arts entertainment and programming for Northfield residents and surrounding areas.
Northrop, Minneapolis $  25,000
Northrop will provide access to cultural experiences to communities throughout Minnesota through high quality, livestream broadcasts, cultivating intersections between performing arts and education.
Old Wadena Society, Staples $  25,000
Old Wadena Society will produce the Old Wadena Rendezvous and Chautauqua at Old Wadena County Historic Park on the Crow Wing River in Wadena County, offering hands-on learning about stories and traditional arts along with old fashioned entertainment.
Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community, Carlton $  25,000
Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community will safely deliver arts and culture programs during the pandemic, continue developing the Carlton Area Creatives Collaborative (an artist support organization), and embed creative placemaking in regional planning efforts.
One Voice Mixed Chorus, Saint Paul $  25,000
One Voice Mixed Chorus will create a new position of community engagement coordinator to focus on creative and thoughtful ways for people to access its programs, inspired by its recent successful expansion into online programming.
Open Arts Minnesota, Mankato $  25,000
Open Arts Minnesota will develop and implement plans to deliver in person and virtual theatrical and literary programming for people of diverse abilities and backgrounds in communities throughout southwest Minnesota.
Open Eye Theatre, Minneapolis $  25,000
Open Eye Theatre will produce "Open Eye Under-The-Sky," an innovative series of creative outdoor arts events for all ages that can be experienced live or online.
Open Flame Theatre, Minneapolis $  15,000
Open Flame Theatre will perform The Garden, a surrealist, queer opera about rewilding and the roots of internalized transphobia. The Garden revolutionizes the form of opera, incorporating circus arts and medieval and electronic musical influences.
Oyate Hotanin, Saint Paul $  24,789
Oyate Hotanin's will provide arts programming that amplifies American Indian voices, stories, and perspectives, completes missing narratives, and sparks conversations that bridge divides using storytelling, music, poetry, multimedia events, and guided discussions.
Pangea World Theater, Minneapolis $  25,000
Pangea will continue to gather stories, give voice, and archive the experiences of communities dealing with the pandemic and uprising from Bde Maka Ska to the Mississippi.
Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault $  24,699
Paradise Center for the Arts will offer open captioning for theatrical performances, live performances, and art education for the benefit of those patrons with hearing loss who don't know or use sign language.
Paramount Center for the Arts, Saint Cloud $  17,900
Paramount Center for the Arts will sustain and facilitate the return to full arts programming with mainstage in person performances, visual arts education, and the restarting of community partnerships.
Park Square Theatre, Saint Paul $  25,000
Park Square Theatre will engage with local theaters, including SteppingStone Theatre for Youth, to offer programming and engagement activities during the grant period by making it safe and accessible to participants from teens to seniors.
Partnership Resources, Inc., Minneapolis $  24,995
Partnership Resources, Inc. will work with COMPAS to deliver a six-week theater residency for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that will culminate in a live production in a professional space, open to the public.
PCYC, Minneapolis $  19,567
Plymouth Christian Youth Center's Capri Theater, in partnership with celebrated artist J. D. Steele, will offer Capri Glee, a North Minneapolis community choir for adults that provides in-depth arts learning while boosting community connections.
Penumbra Theatre, Saint Paul $  25,000
Penumbra Theatre will premiere new work from the Ashe Lab, Penumbra's interdisciplinary artist residency. Penumbra will host an artist retreat, community workshops, and a final production with multiple performances.
People Incorporated, Eagan $  20,000
People Incorporated will develop in person and virtual Artability workshops for regular and new participants, including expanded geographic reach into greater Minnesota through virtual content.
People Serving People, Minneapolis $  15,000
People Serving People will collaborate with MacPhail Center for Music to offer weekly music classes to children at its emergency shelter enrolled in early childhood programs, as well as children enrolled in the center of excellence classrooms.
Pillsbury House Theatre, Minneapolis $  25,000
Pillsbury House Theatre will engage two resident teaching artists to offer intergenerational, participatory arts experiences that support community members in surrounding neighborhoods in exercising their creativity and connecting with each other.
Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone $  21,800
The Pipestone Performing Arts Center will continue to provide a presenter series concert season for the Pipestone community and surrounding region, while keeping accessibility safe and affordable.
Placebo Records, Saint Louis Park $  25,000
Placebo Records will produce a quarterly event series at Twin Cities venues to reengage with its community and connect to new audiences through higher quality and innovative pop music programming.
Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute, Saint Paul $  20,849
Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute will train artists and preserve the cultural heritage of the African diaspora through three workshops and a writing competition, culminating in the publication of a children's book focused on Pan-Africanism.
The Playwrights' Center, Minneapolis $  15,000
The Playwrights' Center will expand its recording/streaming technology and deliver meaningful, inclusive, and free to all arts experiences to Minnesotans.
Poetry for People, Minneapolis $  21,614
Poetry for People will commission four BIPOC and/or GLBTQ+ poets and connect them with artists of a different discipline to create poetry based gifts to give away at its ten-year celebration of Poetry and Pie in the Park.
PRIME Productions, Saint Louis Park $  22,244
PRIME Productions will complete the production of THE ROOMMATE by Jen Silverman which was postponed due to the pandemic, while meeting the safety measures necessary for its vulnerable audience to have the confidence to return to the theater.
Project FINE, Winona $  24,875
Project FINE will engage refugees, immigrants, and native born residents to share their artistic and cultural traditions, promote the development of cross-cultural relationships, and highlight the value of welcoming and inclusion.
Project GEM, Pemberton $  10,000
Project GEM will provide a combination of in person and online distance learning using art, creative writing, and music programming for low-income/disadvantaged youth in the greater Mankato area.
Project SUCCESS, Minneapolis $  15,000
Project Success arts programming for Minneapolis students will demonstrate the power of theater to inspire, build community, and spark discussion. Opportunities include professional theater performances, school musicals, field trips, and residencies.
ProMusica Minnesota, Mankato $  10,000
ProMusica Minnesota will offer a variety of the highest quality instrumental chamber music to nourish, educate, and inspire its southern Minnesota community.
Prøve Gallery, Duluth $  22,950
Prøve Gallery will return to pre-COVID community engagement with the execution of four to six exhibitions, production of quarterly zines, monthly postcard project, six to twelve educational arts workshops, and multimedia performances.
Public Art Saint Paul, Saint Paul $  25,000
Public Art Saint Paul will continue the long-term project, The Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo, commissioning three artists to create new projects that engage communities in learning about, growing, and cooking healthy foods.
Purple Playground, Minneapolis $  24,750
Purple Playground will develop multiple programs to continue the Academy of Prince brand. Classes will foster friendship, confidence, and creativity in teens by teaching them how to write and record original songs, inspired by Prince.
Ragamala Dance, Minneapolis $  25,000
Ragamala Dance Company will produce Mythology Makes Us: The Kannagi Festival, celebrating Tamil (Southeast Indian) culture through dance, dialogue and food, exploring how immigrants can draw on cultural archetypes to inform a better, more just, and more inclusive future.
Really Spicy Opera, Minneapolis $  25,000
Really Spicy Opera will collaborate with Opera on Tap-Twin Cities to engage and train eight composers and librettists and eight singers in Minnesota to create, workshop, record, and distribute twenty-four new opera arias, using a seven-person instruction/support team.
Red Eye Theater, Minneapolis $  25,000
Red Eye Theater will support Minnesota artists to develop performance based projects and share this work with Minnesota audiences at the company's annual New Works 4 Weeks Festival.
Red Rock Center for the Arts, Fairmont $  25,000
The Red Rock Center for the Arts will develop new opportunities and create safe access to visual arts and music programs within its rural community.
Red Wing Arts, Red Wing $  25,000
Red Wing Arts will continue to offer community building and educational shared arts experiences and support its community of artists.
Reif Center, Grand Rapids $  25,000
The Reif Arts Council will present a series of outdoor summer music concerts featuring Minnesota based artists to both support local artists and to engage local audiences in greater Minnesota who traditionally lack access to events of this nature.
Revolution Dance Works, Minneapolis $  25,000
Revolution Dance Works will become more sustainable and equitable in uplifting the groups it supports by providing mentorship, board development, marketing, and outreach support for artists and arts groups.
Rhythmically Speaking, Saint Paul $  15,000
Rhythmically Speaking will engage Minnesotans with quality jazz dance education and performance through adaptable opportunities that observe safe COVID-19 protocols.
Rise, Spring Lake Park $  25,000
Rise will expand its art therapy programming for people with disabilities, serving 200 current and fifty new artists. Rise will provide paid internships to art therapists in training, buy art supplies, and mail supply kits to artists in virtual programming.
RiverSong Music Festival, Hutchinson $  21,800
RiverSong Music Festival will welcome big talent to the small community of Hutchinson for its annual riverfront festival following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Rochester Art Center, Rochester $  25,000
Rochester Art Center will provide welcoming, safe, and diverse opportunities that encourage creativity and critical thinking through contemporary art, and reflect the dynamic relationship between art and society.
The Rochester Civic Theatre Company, Rochester $  16,900
Rochester Civic Theatre will tour the children's theater production of Tomato Plant Girl to seventeen Rochester elementary schools to reengage approximately 4,000 pre-K to third grade students in the arts.
Rochester Repertory, Rochester $  14,501
Rochester Repertory Theatre will annually produce a play in its season that will promote participation by Black, Indigenous, and people of color both as theater artists and audience members.
Rochester Symphony, Rochester $  25,000
Rochester Symphony will engage with other organizations to provide chamber music, musical theater, and standard concerts to expand its reach in the Rochester community.
Roho Collective, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Roho Collective will collaborate with the LinkingLeaders Partnership in the development of a living artifact that will explore the history and cultures of the people that make up four partner communities (Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous).
Rough Magic Performance Company, Minneapolis $  8,310
Rough Magic Performance Company will develop season three of the Rough Magic podcast, "The Rachel Project," to connect with audiences and artists outside of traditional in person theater opportunities.
The Rourke Art Gallery Museum, Moorhead $  21,600
The Rourke Art Gallery Museum will introduce a new staff position to organize, care for, and improve access for all Minnesotans to the compelling and diverse artworks and objects in its permanent collections.
Rumriver Art Center, Anoka $  25,000
Rumriver Art Center will stay connected to the community by continuing to provide virtual and in person arts programming to older adults ages fifty-five and up, and to youth ages five to seventeen.
S.O.A.R. Regional Arts, Saint Michael $  24,499
S.O.A.R. Regional Arts will create purposeful outreach opportunities for underserved populations in order to break barriers and increase engagement and participation in its theater programs.
Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth $  17,980
Sacred Heart Music Center will help to promote community engagement in the arts and offer a state of the art performance venue for musicians at Sacred Heart Music Center through a virtual and hybrid concert series.
Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra, Saint Cloud $  25,000
The Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra will return to its prepandemic programming, providing musical enrichment to central Minnesotans of all ages, featuring high quality performances, educational outreach activities, and participation by local and area musicians.
Saint Paul Almanac, Saint Paul $  25,000
Saint Paul Almanac will engage writers and their communities in its mission to share stories across cultures, and to cultivate dialogue that promotes understanding, relationships, and collaborative action.
Saint Paul Ballet, Saint Paul $  25,000
Saint Paul Ballet will continue to create programming for students and audiences who could not participate during the coronavirus pandemic and expand offerings to reach more people in its community.
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Saint Paul $  25,000
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will provide free digital access to concerts through increased livestreamed concerts from the Ordway Concert Hall via its free online Concert Library.
Saint Paul Conservatory of Music, Saint Paul $  25,000
The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music will launch the 1,000 Conversations Project in 2022, bringing performers and instructors into community events and programs to spark conversations and support goals around broadening and deepening connections with new constituency.
Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, Saint Paul $  24,200
Saint Paul Neighborhood Network will help early career media makers develop documentary filmmaking skills through team projects and mentorship from local artists. The filmmakers will select topics of importance to the community and will share the pieces on SPNN platforms.
Salt and Light Dance Studio, Duluth $  15,750
Salt and Light Dance Studio will offer in person classes with an online contingency plan for students to stay connected with dance lessons and community during this time.
Sanford Health Sylvan Court, Canby $  25,000
Sanford Health Sylvan Court will offer the Arts for Aging program to improve key self-reported health markers, including pain, loneliness, and social engagement of older adults residing at Sanford Health Canby's Sylvan Court and Sylvan Place.
The Schubert Club, Saint Paul $  24,300
The Schubert Club will present a full season of concerts, education programs, and museum exhibits.
The SEAD Project, Minneapolis $  15,000
The SEAD Project programs will create safe and welcoming spaces for southeast Asian diaspora communities to grow their voices through storytelling, arts, and culture. Funds will be used to support current community priorities.
Selby Ave JazzFest, Saint Paul $  16,000
Selby Ave JazzFest will produce its twenty-first event at Selby and Milton in Saint Paul, featuring a day of live jazz, family activities, and artist demonstrations.
The Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts, Minneapolis $  25,000
Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts will hire a bilingual Spanish/English codirector and extend its summer youth programming into a year-round program.
Shakespearean Youth Theatre, Saint Paul $  25,000
Shakespearean Youth Theatre will produce Macbeth, performed by young artists for audiences of all ages.
SHAPESHIFT, Minneapolis $  25,000
SHAPESHIFT will create a theatrical dance production for youth and the general public focused on self-esteem; expand its production of multicultural dance videos, and establish mentorship programs for youth including hosting monthly dance workshops
Shapiro & Smith Dance, Minneapolis $  22,025
Shapiro & Smith Dance will offer arts activities in women's shelters in greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities. Women experiencing trauma will access power and joy through movement and strengthen positive connections with their local arts communities.
She Rock She Rock, Saint Louis Park $  25,000
She Rock She Rock will deliver empowering music programming to girls, women, trans, and nonbinary participants of all ages. Participants will write original songs, engage in social justice and self-empowerment workshops, and showcase their work.
The Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing $  25,000
The Sheldon Theatre will connect regional audiences to performance events, offering styles, forms, and content that expand everyday expectations of the stage and honor the artistic excellence available in Minnesota.
Sinclair Lewis Foundation, Sauk Centre $  24,650
The Sinclair Lewis Foundation will promote and disseminate "The Life and Loves of Sinclair Lewis" video, along with a two-part education version and theatrical script version, to a broad spectrum of Minnesota audiences including students and artists.
Skylark Opera Theatre, Saint Paul $  20,000
Skylark Opera Theatre will offer Skylark for Seniors concerts presented at senior residential facilities throughout the Twin Cities area where seniors enjoy beautiful singing and engage with Skylark's musical talent in the familiar surroundings of their own senior residences.
Sod House Theater, Saint Anthony Village $  25,000
Sod House Theater will create and perform an immersive and poetic celebration of farm life with the communities of Lake Benton and Blue Earth.
Sonora Winds, Edina $  22,371
Sonora Winds will provide relevant heritage inspired musical programming to underserved greater Minnesota communities.
Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis $  19,500
Soo Visual Arts Center will conduct an accessibility audit and website development consultation from Oleb Media, that specializes in digital accessibility practices and improvements, to adapt its website, social media platforms, and digitally accessed programming to be accessible for people of all abilities.
Sounds of Hope, Ltd., West Saint Paul $  25,000
Sounds of Hope, Ltd. will resume presenting global youth concerts to existing and new audiences in venues throughout Minnesota.
Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras, Rochester $  25,000
Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras will provide youth in grades 3-12 with opportunities to grow through musical learning, discovery, and performance.
Speaking Out Collective, Minneapolis $  25,000
Speaking Out Collective will create interactive plays and arts activities to nurture curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking for low-income, urban child care centers, digging into big ideas through storytelling, theater, puppets, and songs.
St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls $  9,850
St. Francis Music Center will supplement the artist faculty pay without raising tuition in an effort to retain and support the artist teachers who lost their supplemental income due to COVID-19.
Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins $  25,000
Stages Theatre Company will engage in ongoing training in racial consciousness and inclusion, grow its BIPOC Youth Mentorship in Design program, and develop new plays that effectively tell the stories of its community.
State Street Theater Co., New Ulm $  25,000
State Street Theater Co. will continue to carry out its mission, engaging its community in provision of and learning through the performing arts, all from its historic site.
SteppingStone Theatre, Saint Paul $  25,000
SteppingStone Theatre for Youth will offer programming for young people on a "pay as you are able" basis, providing access to programs as part of its reopening of in person classes and performances.
StoryArk, Stillwater $  25,000
StoryArk will offer storytelling, podcast, film, and creative writing camps to high school students from Stillwater, Hastings, Mankato, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, and Saint Peter school districts.
Strive Publishing, Robbinsdale $  25,000
Strive Publishing will provide Black youth and adults in north Minneapolis with resources for zine and letterpress making workshops and artist talks. This programming will build sustainable connections to publishing, artists, and the literary arts.
Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater, Minneapolis $  21,000
Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater will collaborate with local public libraries to present a series of public conversations and movement workshops focusing on caring for caregivers in professional and home healthcare situations.
Suicide Survivors' Club, Chaska $  25,000
Suicide Survivors' Club will provide story portrait workshops and collage art technique training to Minnesota residents of all ages, helping participants use visual art to express emotions and work through traumatic experiences.
Summit Music, Bloomington $  25,000
Summit Music will present sixty performing artists in concerts at Minnesota senior communities.
TaikoArts Midwest, Minneapolis $  25,000
TaikoArts Midwest will return to live performances, artist development, and programming related to the release of the recently produced HERbeat documentary film about groundbreaking women in taiko, created during the HERbeat concert and residency of 2020.
Tasks Unlimited, Minneapolis $  25,000
Tasks Unlimited will engage with COMPAS teaching artists skilled in teaching photography, mosaic, memoir, poetry, and drumming to offer residencies providing adults with mental illness opportunities to access and maintain connection to the arts.
Teatro del Pueblo, Saint Paul $  25,000
Teatro del Pueblo will create new virtual programming to reach existing and potential new audiences.
Ten Thousand Things Theater, Saint Paul $  15,000
Ten Thousand Things Theater will engage with new media resources and professional artists to focus on experiences of connection for audiences wherever they may be.
Textile Center, Minneapolis $  25,000
The Textile Center, through CONTINUUM, will deepen engagement with the work of talented, enterprising BIPOC fiber artists through onsite and online exhibitions, in person and Zoom forums, and education and outreach opportunities that focus on Minnesota's BIPOC communities.
Theater Latté Da, Minneapolis $  25,000
Theater Latté Da will present the world premiere of the new musical Twelve Angry Men in summer 2022. The production will employ and connect Minnesota artists and inspire and engage audiences in important conversations about racial equity and justice.
Theater Mu, Saint Paul $  25,000
Theater Mu will support the Asian American community and its artists by presenting two mainstage productions and educational programming.
Theatre B, Moorhead $  16,500
Theatre B will reopen to live audiences with productions that challenge assumptions, inspire conversation, and create connection.
Theatre L'Homme Dieu, Alexandria $  24,500
Theatre L'Homme Dieu will develop and implement a robust marketing plan to enhance the customer journey, in an effort to maintain connection with people and showcase future programming well ahead of the events.
Theatre Pro Rata, Bloomington $  15,000
Theatre Pro Rata will present 46 Ladies with nine performances in October 2022 at its longtime partner, the Crane Theater in Minneapolis.
Thief River Falls Area Community Theater, Thief River Falls $  23,500
Thief River Falls Area Community Theater will engage local performance artists and audiences of all ages by producing live or streamed/recorded stage shows, as well as producing and airing radio shows.
Threads, Golden Valley $  23,400
Threads Dance Project will develop a new organizational structure to support its expanded programming, resulting from the opening of its new home, the Threads Dance Nexus.
Three Rivers Park District, Saint Anthony $  22,000
Three Rivers Park District will produce a series of free concerts and specially curated performances featuring a diverse mix of artists and genres alongside accompanying art activities to engage a wide base of community members in an inspiring outdoor setting at Silverwood Park.
TigerLion Arts, Minneapolis $  25,000
TigerLion Arts will produce the 2022 Midwest Picnic to honor His Holiness the Dalai Lama's eighty-sixth birthday and Minnesota's Tibetan culture. There, TLA will perform The Buddha Prince, plus a three-week run in Minneapolis, celebrating Asian American culture amidst wider racial justice efforts.
Tofte Lake Center, Ely $  25,000
Tofte Lake Center will host twelve Minnesota BIPOC artists for residencies, providing them with a supportive creative retreat to focus on their work, with opportunities to share art and engage northern Minnesota residents.
Toot, Minneapolis $  25,000
Toot will maintain a distinct artistic presence and engage its community through the development of a new theater piece.
TU Dance, Saint Paul $  25,000
TU Dance will expand community preferred in person activities in accordance with public health recommendations and relaunch programs suspended due to COVID for inclusive participants, engaging many traditionally underserved BIPOC populations.
Tubman, Minneapolis $  25,000
Tubman will partner with local artists to deliver interactive West African drumming and dance workshops for families experiencing trauma to help them heal, build self-confidence, and strengthen community ties.
Turtle Theater Collective, Minneapolis $  15,000
Turtle Theater Collective will present Montana Cypress's This Way Yonder. With an all Native ensemble, the play showcases that our cultural differences enhance our humanity and enrich the existence of others.
Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, Lakeville $  25,000
Twin Cities Ballet will offer accessible educational outreach programs and performances.
Twin Cities Carifest, Minneapolis $  25,000
Twin Cities Carifest will present the twenty-ninth annual Caribbean Festival to connect and educate communities through a day-long presentation of music, art, performances, and food in a family friendly environment.
Twin Cities Catalyst Music, Burnsville $  15,000
Twin Cities Catalyst Music will continue offering a free year-round hybrid virtual and in person artist development, technology, leadership, and video performance program for its community of young people and aspiring artists.
Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, Minneapolis $  20,000
Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus will celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride 2022 with the first public performance at Ted Mann Concert Hall since 2019, featuring the full chorus, two small ensembles, and guest artists.
Twin Cities Iranian Culture Collective, New Brighton $  23,800
The Twin Cities Iranian Culture Collective will focus on capacity building and community engagement, expanding its schedule of events and fostering new arts and cultural projects in its community.
Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Saint Paul $  25,000
Twin Cities Jazz Festival will attract 35,000 festival goers from throughout the state of Minnesota to lowertown and downtown Saint Paul, showcasing 200 Minnesota jazz artists from diverse communities and genres.
Twin Cities Jazz Workshop, Minneapolis $  25,000
Twin Cities Jazz Workshop will expand its marketing and outreach, create new programming to underserved locations, and develop curriculum that engages students and better reflects jazz music in the twenty-first century.
Twin Cities Media Alliance, Minneapolis $  25,000
Twin Cities Media Alliance will support program staff for Our Space Is Spoken For and Prolog R/D to be adaptive and responsive to the evolving needs and requirements around engaging community.
Twin Cities Pride, Minneapolis $  25,000
Twin Cities Pride will hire LGBTQIA and BIPOC artists for the 2022 Festival, providing an opportunity for these artists to showcase their talents at the 50th anniversary celebration.
Twin Cities Steppers Association, Saint Paul $  25,000
Twin Cities Steppers Association will resume its dance classes in the Twin Cities' urban core and launch a free music and movement festival at Western Sculpture Park in Saint Paul.
Twin Ports Wind Orchestra, Duluth $  18,200
Twin Ports Wind Orchestra will have three major in person performances featuring new and traditional wind orchestra compositions. Recordings of the concerts will be placed on the Orchestra's website for public viewing after the performances.
TWIN RIVERS, Mankato $  25,000
TWIN RIVERS will produce SiloArt Experience, an immersive exhibit depicting reconciliation activities, such as the Mahkato Waicipi and the 38+2 Dakota Ride, celebrated in the silo art mural that is now iconic in its region.
Unite Cloud, Waite Park $  21,800
Unite Cloud will host five Somali language and culture cohorts. Each cohort will host up to thirty people and will have three two-hour sessions filled with language and culture lessons.
United Arts Collaborative, Edina $  12,472
United Artist Collaborative will acquire new equipment and develop new ways to bring art to the community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, making performances and artwork available online in digital formats.
Universal Music Center, Red Wing $  17,300
Universal Music Center will offer new programs created to bring people of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds together through easy, fun access to the art of music, live performance, songwriting, and recording.
Upstream Arts, Inc., Minneapolis $  25,000
Upstream Arts will carry out residency programs in five special education classrooms in the Minneapolis Public School District. This programming will bring theater, music, dance, visual arts, and poetry to seventy-five students with disabilities.
USA Community Chorus, Swanville $  19,400
USA Community Chorus will continue its choral arts education program serving rural, low per capita income areas of central Minnesota by providing access to high quality choral artistry.
Vail Place, Hopkins $  16,500
Vail Place and the History Theatre will collaborate to introduce adults with serious mental illness to theater arts and support their mental health recovery goals through connection and access to the arts.
Valley Friendship Club, Stillwater $  25,000
Valley Friendship Club will give kids, teens, and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to stay connected to the arts through visual art, film, and music.
Victoria Theater Arts Center, Saint Paul $  25,000
The Victoria Theater Arts Center will produce its HOPE NEWS youth led media arts series, as well as resourcing core creative staff for program development and production.
Vintage Band Festival, Northfield $  25,000
Vintage Band Festival will hire nine Minnesota bands to perform at its multiday music festival July 28-31, 2022, in historic downtown Northfield. The variety of bands will demonstrate the rich music heritage and vibrant brass scene in Minnesota.
Violence Free Minnesota, Saint Paul $  25,000
Violence Free Minnesota will offer storytelling, theater games, and puppetry sessions that center joy and imagination for the residents of Violence Free Minnesota shelters.
VocalEssence, Minneapolis $  25,000
VocalEssence will create hybrid experiences for its concerts and engagement programs to make them accessible to a wide array of audiences throughout the state of Minnesota and beyond, engaging regular as well as new audiences in choral music.
Voices for Racial Justice, Minneapolis $  25,000
Voices for Racial Justice will enhance its cultural arts strategy for more inclusive, intersectional work that better serves Black, Indigenous, and people of color across Minnesota in writing, traditional arts, spoken word and song, and digital media arts programs.
Walker Methodist, Minneapolis $  25,000
Walker Methodist will offer in person professional teaching artist led residencies for older adults at two Walker Methodist communities.
Walker|West, Saint Paul $  25,000
Walker West Music Academy will engage thirty students, ages five to twelve, beginners and returnees, in a fun three-week "Grow Through Music" summer camp in which they learn to play simple tunes on several instruments and play in a culminating group performance.
Warroad Community Partners, Warroad $  25,000
Warroad Community Partners will provide access to quality arts performances at its annual Northborn Music Festival at an affordable rate.
Waseca Art Center, Waseca $  15,000
The Waseca Art Center will provide multiple ways to safely deliver local artists' exhibitions and art programming, while enhancing its interactive online gallery, e-commerce, and in person gift shop for the people of the greater Waseca County area.
Watermark Art Center, Bemidji $  10,383
Watermark Art Center will enhance current programming and develop new opportunities for artists while creating more opportunities in the region for residents and visitors to the arts.
Weavers Guild of Minnesota, Minneapolis $  22,100
Weavers Guild of Minnesota will add a third full-time staff position to sustain and deepen its membership and access to textile workshops, exhibitions, and classes with particular focus on underrepresented and outstate Minnesotans.
White Bear Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake $  25,000
White Bear Center for the Arts will produce arts programs for all generations and abilities provided by professional teaching artists.
Winona Symphony Orchestra, Winona $  25,000
The Winona Symphony Orchestra will maintain its successful annual children's concert and expand its educational programming through a new partnership with the Winona Area Public Schools.
WINONArts, Winona $  25,000
WINONArts will offer five arts events: the return of the Live @ the Levee concert, two floating concerts featuring regional musicians, and two drive-in movies & music with Little Warriors Drumline.
The Witness Project, Minneapolis $  15,429
The Witness Project will offer four writers' development programs, improve outreach by hiring an e-tools expert, and host professionally led workshops both online and at community sites.
Wonderlust Productions, Saint Paul $  25,000
Wonderlust Productions will activate imaginations and increase access to community stories through story circles, creativity workshops, video series, sound installations and audio plays, and live performances.
Worthington International Festival, Worthington $  25,000
The Cultural Awareness Organization will work with community leaders to present a multicultural festival that is free to the public and includes Minnesota folk and traditional performers, foods, artist booths, and children's activities.
Writing to Wholeness: Workshops to transform lives and communities, Duluth $  13,000
The Writing to Wholeness Collective will lead monthly creative writing workshops for Minnesotan survivors of interpersonal violence and develop tools to share the workshop method with other artists and the community.
Yellow Tree Theatre, Osseo $  15,000
Yellow Tree Theater will produce a BIPOC led musical theater production titled Passing Strange that crosses musical genres and explores authenticity, cultural identity, self-acceptance, and defying expectations.
Young Dance, Saint Paul $  25,000
Young Dance will create programs with community partners that have flexibility to adapt to changing scenarios. These programs will include integrated dance class series, arts programming with juvenile corrections, and on demand performance videos.
Youth Performance Company, Minneapolis $  15,000
Youth Performance Company will offer the Together Again program, providing teens with safe, live theater and address their social emotional challenges as they return from quarantine.
Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, Minneapolis $  25,000
Z Puppets Rosenschnoz will produce ZᏈᏏ ᏓᎩᏏ Noquisi Dagsi, Star Turtle, a family friendly virtual show about keeping alive the Cherokee language. Z Puppets will provide free access to Native American community partners in the Twin Cities.
zAmya Theater Project, Minneapolis $  25,000
zAmya Theater Project will create multiple spaces for expression, creativity, and connection for people currently or formerly homeless. Art generated in these spaces will be shared with the public, helping educate and motivate support for housing justice.
Zeitgeist, Duluth $  25,000
Zeitgeist will develop and launch a new series of filmmaking classes, an annual film festival dedicated to serving northern Minnesota residents, and present a Renegade Theater live production.
Zeitgeist, Saint Paul $  22,850
Zeitgeist will present a series of six events featuring three new music works to be presented in a variety of outdoor settings, along with online audience engagement material for audiences.
Zenon Dance Company and School, Minneapolis $  25,000
Zenon Dance Company and School will support the Twin Cities dance community with affordable and safe online and in person training and performance opportunities.
Zumbrota Community Band, Zumbrota $  7,820
Zumbrota Community Band will develop increased capacity for outreach to recruit and retain band members and to raise public awareness of performances and events.

 

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