-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

FY 2024 Grantees

Arts Education

This program helps Minnesotans develop personal relationships with an art form(s) by supporting learning experiences for individuals of all ages and abilities. Project grant funds may be used for age-appropriate classes, workshops, camps, after-school programs, online education programs, community arts education, school residences or partnerships, etc.

Number of grants awarded:
Total dollars awarded:
$ 4,831,808

Grantee, City Grant Amount
510 Art Lab, Sauk Centre $  28,400
The 510 Art Lab will offer advanced workshops in pottery, stained glass, weaving, and glass fusion to further develop participants' creativity and knowledge in their chosen fields.
826 MSP, Minneapolis $  35,000
826 MSP promotes arts access and education through our free After-School Writing Lab program for Twin Cities BIPOC youth. In this program, youth develop confidence in their artistic abilities by learning writing techniques and becoming published.
All City Music, Plymouth $  32,999
All City Music will bridge the arts access and education gap by providing equitable arts programming through a cultural approach inspired by Historically Black College and University marching band culture.
American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis $  24,912
The American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota will host a statewide singing festival for high school tenors, baritones, and basses with the Minnesota chamber ensemble Cantus serving as clinicians.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul $  35,000
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation will offer weekly music therapy sessions to older adults living with memory loss or neurodegenerative disease.
Ananya Dance Theatre, Minneapolis $  24,940
Ananya Dance Theatre will offer a year-long series of in person and virtual dance education classes for new and existing students.
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs, Bloomington $  35,000
The Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs will provide high quality, diverse choral education and performance opportunities for singers in grades K - 12.
Art Buddies, Minneapolis $  25,000
Art Buddies is a free, joyful, creative mentor programming for Twin Cities children, who gain applied art skills, agency, and pride in themselves; connection to their community; a foundation of creative confidence; and inspiration for their futures.
Art from the Inside, Oakdale $  35,000
Art From the Inside will feature art from incarcerated artists through exhibits and events that promote community dialogue and demonstrate the power of art to heal, transform, and serve as a catalyst for change for all of us.
Art of the Lakes, Battle Lake $  35,000
Art of the Lakes will offer an immersive series of visual art classes, culminating in a day of arts celebration, to students in the primary grades in Battle Lake.
Art To Change The World, Inc., Minneapolis $  34,600
Art To Change The World will continue its educational mission to offer free weekly art lessons across culture, age, gender, differently abled, and the neurodivergent; and train and pay teaching artists to deliver interactive social justice art curriculum.
ArtStart, Saint Paul $  35,000
Arts Start will offer Artistic Connections, a K-5 skill based visual arts and poetry residency project informed by the environmental science of birds or pollinators. Residencies feature an artist-naturalist team that works in 22 urban classrooms.
Ashland Productions, Inc., Maplewood $  20,398
Ashland Productions will expand its revolutionary elementary school Ashland Collaborative Theater program to schools and participants who cannot afford the fees.
The Atelier, Minneapolis $  33,500
The Atelier will offer a class in classical sculpture, open to all who wish to learn this form of art while working with clay, to learn how to shape and control the medium, to produce realistic lifelike subject matter in the manner of the old masters.
Bemidji Community Theater, Bemidji $  35,000
Bemidji Community Theater will offer children the opportunity to apprentice in a theater production which will culminate in a theater related learning tour to the Twin Cities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, Minneapolis $  34,927
Big Brothers Big Sisters Free Arts Program will help young Minnesotans, ages 5-18, learn about and practice artistic skills and art forms through six- to eight-week artist residencies offered in partnership with community based organizations.
Bionik, Minneapolis $  25,000
Bionik will host a music mentorship program for youth with housing and employment challenges. Participants will receive guidance over 3 months in 12 sessions, culminating in a professional performance and mentorship towards future arts employment possibilities.
Byron Community Education, Byron $  31,000
Byron Community Education will expand arts education and maker programs with the addition of dedicated arts enrichment staffing and monthly creative hands-on maker activities for senior citizens.
Central Square Cultural and Civic Center, Glenwood $  25,000
Central Square Cultural and Civic Center will continue to deepen art education opportunities by providing classes, workshops, youth theater programing, singer/songwriter showcases, and improving their open art studio.
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, Minneapolis $  30,820
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center will offer classes in less common arts disciplines including blacksmithing, glass, jewelry, and metal casting. Open to all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, learning opportunities will range from one-day workshops to multisession classes.
Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis $  35,000
Children's Theater Company will deliver a summer camp at Bethune Arts Elementary for grades 2-5 as part of its ACT Now model of year-round arts learning across an entire school. The camp will include instruction in art, music, theater, and dance, and a final performance.
Chops, Inc., Saint Paul $  34,999
Through its Pan Outreach program, Chops will conduct free steel drum residencies at low-income Twin Cities public schools, teaching at least 800 K-12 students fundamentals of music on the steel drum, as well as introducing them to Caribbean culture.
Cloquet Public Schools, Cloquet $  24,999
Cloquet Public Schools, with its Cloquet Community Education After School Enrichment program, will provide art education opportunities in artistic disciplines including theater and ceramics throughout the year for youth ages 5 to 15.
The College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth $  18,110
The College of St. Scholastica's art program will host a five-day summer mural project, which will bring high school sophomores and juniors from the Arrowhead region to St. Scholastica's campus to create a mural for the community.
CommonBond Communities, Saint Paul $  35,000
CommonBond Communities will partner with professional teaching artists to deliver 72 weeks of high quality art classes to low-income seniors who live in CommonBond's affordable housing communities across the state of Minnesota.
ComMUSICation, Saint Paul $  35,000
ComMUSICation will provide high quality, afterschool music programs to middle school and high school youth through intensive, onsite choir programs. Programs focus on building community and developing leadership and life skills through music making.
COMPAS, Saint Paul $  35,000
COMPAS will provide arts learning opportunities to students and older adults in East Central Minnesota, working with COMPAS visual arts teaching artists to create murals and paintings that will be displayed and shared with the community in outdoor public spaces or public spaces within their buildings.
The Cowles Center, Minneapolis $  35,000
The Cowles Center will provide students from six metro high schools the opportunity to participate in fifteen Creations dance residency sessions and a day of master classes, culminating in a performance on stage to share their original choreography with peers.
Crossing Arts Alliance, Brainerd $  25,550
Crossing Arts Alliance will guide youth to build understanding of art mediums, encourage artistic development and confidence through discussion and problem-solving, and engage with a community artist working in the mediums in its summer art camps.
Curiosity Studio, Minneapolis $  35,000
Curiosity Studio will offer art classes from an art therapy and trauma informed lens that encourage self and community care.
Dawson-Boyd School District, Dawson $  35,000
Dawson-Boyd School District will host teaching artists Kelley Meister, Deacon Warner, Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, and Ross Sutter in the art forms of cyanotypes, digital storytelling, puppetry, dulcimer building, and song games for students in grades 3-6.
Detroit Lakes High School, Detroit Lakes $  35,000
Detroit Lakes High School will partner with Copper Street Brass (CSB) to present an in-depth music learning residency with a focus on small group learning using chamber music.
Ariel C. Detwiler, Bloomington $  16,000
The Loon Bassoon Workshop consists of three days of master classes, performances, and group activities for all levels of bassoonists and band directors. Featuring guest artists The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet, Emma Plehal, and Ariel Detwiler.
The DIAL Group, Inc., Minneapolis $  35,000
The DIAL Group, Incorporated presents Youth Empowerment Studios: Digital Media Arts and Youth Leadership, a program that provides low-income youth of color access to free high quality, after-school media arts education coupled with service learning art projects.
Olivia A. Diercks, Minneapolis $  24,335
Olivia Diercks will present three-day residencies with middle and high school string players across the state, exploring and practicing musical improvisation.
Dreams United Suenos Unidos, Inc., Long Prairie $  15,920
Dreams United Suenos Unidos, Inc., will serve six to eight students of immigrant background, each of whom will take three to four master drawing classes, creating one to two drawings for publication in the community newspaper.
Duluth Art Institute, Duluth $  33,149
Duluth Art Institute constituents will develop their creativity and skills through learning and practicing a visual art form, including clay, figure drawing, and painting.
Duluth Playhouse, Duluth $  35,000
Duluth Playhouse School of Performing Arts supports students of all ages and abilities. Multidiscipline classes advance practical skills through progressive training, enhancing theater artistry, and developing well-rounded theater practitioners.
East Central Public School, Finlayson $  9,500
East Central Public School students will attend a series of theater workshops and productions, and go behind the scenes of those productions to gain knowledge and skills in the theater arts.
East Polk Heritage Center, Fosston $  19,700
The East Polk Heritage Center will offer traditional and cultural arts experiences through classes, workshops, and performances in painting, bentwood box making, wood carving, rosemaling, metal art, and weaving for participants and audiences of all ages.
Ebenezer Foundation, Saint Paul $  35,000
Ebenezer Foundation will offer arts education through its Life Long Learning program boasting a variety of arts education partners, including MacPhail Center for Arts, that provide sessions tailor-made for older adults in senior living facilities.
Ecumen Lakeview Commons, Maplewood $  9,682
Ecumen Lakeview Commons will collaborate with three COMPAS teaching artists to develop the artistic skills of 74 assisted living and 17 memory care senior residents through songwriting, watercolor, and drumming residencies.
Emerging Curators Institute, Minneapolis $  34,400
Emerging Curators Institute will support the next generation of Minnesota curators and artists- emphasizing gender equity, LGBTQIA2S+, BIPOC, and disability identified individuals-by providing four curatorial learning fellowships.
Epic Enterprise Inc., Dundas $  35,000
Epic Enterprise will provide accessible, in-depth arts learning opportunities in a variety of mediums for adults living with disabilities.
Face to Face, Saint Paul $  35,000
Face to Face provides youth experiencing homelessness opportunities to engage their creativity and develop their artistic skills in a variety of forms. This includes creating and recording music, creative writing, and visual arts.
FamilyMeans, Stillwater $  34,971
FamilyMeans will help local youth and elders build community, connection, and a widened understanding of the arts by presenting accessible professional artists to these populations who otherwise would not have access.
FilmNorth, Saint Paul $  21,000
FilmNorth will offer two new, interconnected media arts education opportunities for youth.
Alec M. Fischer, Edina $  24,950
Alec Fischer will design and implement a custom workshop that provides filmmaking tools, methods of modern content creation, and financial art literacy education for high school and university students. He will execute 20 day-long workshops across Minnesota.
FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, Minneapolis $  25,000
Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts will offer a series of glass workshops for emerging young artists in the Twin Cities.
Folk Will Save Us, Minneapolis $  35,000
Folk Will Save Us will present the Longfellow Village Band program, offering twelve learning jams and two weekends of maestro workshops in the Twin Cities. Participants will learn to sing and play instruments in the tradition of Eastern European Jewish music.
The Full Moon Puppet Show, Minneapolis $  35,000
Full Moon Puppet Show will guide 14 artists through the process of creating a ten-minute puppet show, train three artists and 70+ community members on large-scale puppet building, and offer a workshop series on puppetry styles and techniques to 140 students.
Fusion Drumline Parent Booster Organization, North Saint Paul $  23,299
Fusion Drum Line Parent Booster Organization offers music education for any Independent School District 622 student in grades 7-12.
The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, New Ulm $  32,650
The Grand Center for Arts and Culture will expand curriculum offerings in its Cellar Press Studio, allowing a wide variety of ages and artist skill levels to develop and demonstrate their skills in letterpress, printmaking, and book arts.
GREAT Theatre, Waite Park $  34,750
GREAT Theater will rebuild student matinee access and attendance, expand outreach programming, and sustain the ongoing cultivation of an educational mindset embedded in the production process to build life skills and foster personal growth.
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, Saint Paul $  35,000
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies will provide violin and cello instruction for second through fifth grade in Harmony, MN, as well as support Harmony graduates to participate in orchestra and summer camps through twelfth grade, creating an accessible entry point and pathway for musical development.
Headwaters Music & Arts, Bemidji $  25,000
Headwaters School of Music and the Arts will offer youth and adults in north central Minnesota increased access to art and music education through high quality group classes.
Heijeu Arts, Royalton $  24,350
Heijeu Arts (formerly The Whit Gallery) will host a robust series of arts programs in central Minnesota in summer/fall 2024. Art education activities will include painting, plein air drawing, sculpture, hip-hop performance, and theater exercises in greater Minnesota.
Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota, Rochester $  28,975
Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota will offer a choral festival for young singers in grades six to nine.
Hopewell Music Cooperative North, Minneapolis $  35,000
Hopewell Music Cooperative North's lesson program provides musical lessons, experiences, and knowledge to students in North Minneapolis on a sliding scale based on income. Music lessons are customized to the interests and needs of each student, and include private and group musical instruction on musical instruments, including piano.
Huge Improv Theater, Minneapolis $  35,000
HUGE Improv Theater will offer beginner through advanced courses in long-form improvisation.
Hutchinson Center for the Arts, Hutchinson $  35,000
The Hutchinson Center for the Arts will offer year-round classes and workshops for all ages taught by local and exhibiting artists, and will provide free arts programming at the Center, as well as at community events.
Illusion Theater, Minneapolis $  35,000
Illusion Theater will engage a culturally diverse group of youth in 13+ schools and 2 youth serving organizations in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout Minnesota, providing high quality arts education via its Theater Access for Youth program.
In Progress, Saint Paul $  35,000
In Progress's The Collective provides quality arts education activities for developing artists in the field of digital media. The program includes skill training, mentorship, presentation, and networking opportunities.
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Minneapolis $  35,000
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre will provide learning opportunities in puppet arts for Minnesotans in classrooms, in community settings, and at the Avalon Theater, Heart of the Beast's home on Lake Street in Minneapolis.
Jaques Art Center, Aitkin $  21,445
The Jaques Art Center celebrates the visual arts in north central Minnesota by presenting art exhibits, workshops, and other programming to all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and levels of ability.
JD Jorgenson, Kimball $  25,000
JD Jorgenson will offer a series of in person ceramic education classes and workshops for a variety of experience levels. These offerings will be for new and returning audiences.
Juxtaposition Arts, Minneapolis $  35,000
Juxtaposition Arts employs young artists in hands-on education that creates pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power through free, paid, comprehensive art and design education for youth in North Minneapolis.
Kaddatz Gallery, Fergus Falls $  34,980
Kaddatz Galleries will establish a consistent ongoing fine arts curriculum for adults to increase access, expand students' skills, bolster confidence in their creative abilities, foster art appreciation, and cultivate rural community connections.
Keane Sense of Rhythm, Inc., Saint Paul $  35,000
Keane Sense of Rhythm will provide tap dance classes to Saint Paul Freedom School students at two summer schools and three extended day learning programs over the course of one year.
Kenyon-Wanamingo High School, Kenyon $  35,000
Kenyon-Wanamingo High School will partner with Copper Street Brass (CSB) to present an in-depth music learning residency with a focus on small group learning using chamber music.
Kulture Klub Collaborative, Minneapolis $  22,092
Kulture Klub Collaborative youth will learn photography as an artistic tool for personal empowerment, increasing awareness, and inspiring change. Capturing Homelessness: Shining Light On Our Perspectives teaches artistic photography skills to youth experiencing homelessness.
Lake Superior Youth Chorus, Inc., Duluth $  34,600
Lake Superior Youth Chorus provides access to dynamic music education for northeastern Minnesota youth, regardless of socioeconomic status, through intentionally located outreach programs, Prelude (satellite afterschool program), and Summer Sing (summer camp).
Mark Lambert, Ramsey $  24,990
Mark Lambert will provide arts learning experiences to rural youth in order to expand learners' knowledge of Minnesota's vibrant pottery, and engage participants through the use of handmade pottery and in clay manipulation processes through hands on workshops.
Kate Langlais, Faribault $  25,000
Kate Langlais will teach painting and drawing classes free of charge. Classes will be held at a variety of locations in Faribault and for all ages.
Miriam Lea, Saint Paul $  35,000
Miriam Lea will provide tango classes for BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, seniors, and youth culminating in public traditional milongas to highlight Argentinian tango culture and history with Sabathani Community Center, Mesabi Community Band, and Pershing Park.
Listen Up! Youth Radio, Saint Paul $  20,000
Listen Up Youth Radio will provide educational programming focused on creating opportunities for underempowered youth to develop skills in the media arts, secure employment, and continue to develop their leadership skills within their communities.
Locally Grown Theatre, Cottage Grove $  32,800
Locally Grown Theatre will provide a series of youth education and engagement camps throughout the year to encourage creativity and artistic expression in the south Washington County community.
Shannon J. Lucas Westrum, Bemidji $  24,220
Shannon Lucas Westrum will bring the art of basket making to communities across northern Minnesota.
Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts, Minneapolis $  35,000
Lundstrum Performing Arts will host a dance arts residency to teach methods of African-American dance pioneer Katherine Dunham to Minnesota artists and students.
Lyndale Community School, Minneapolis $  31,775
Lyndale Community School will offer a series of in person arts education classes for its pre-K to fifth grade students. These experiences include returning and "new to Lyndale" artists featuring a variety of art forms and expressions.
Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, Anoka $  25,000
Lyric Arts will offer classes in the performing arts for grades K-12 to the Twin Cities and Anoka County areas. These programs will teach skills related to theater and performance while fostering leadership, teamwork, communication, and confidence.
MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis $  34,774
MacPhail Center for Music will provide music education at targeted early childhood centers that empower educators to create a classroom culture incorporating music to increase students' lifelong musical skills and regulate behavior and emotions.
Mamá Papaya, Minneapolis $  35,000
Mamá Papaya will facilitate a fellowship for emerging filmmakers to learn skills in writing, directing, production, and distribution of a short fictional miniseries rooted in their culture and personal histories.
Mankato Area Public Schools, Mankato $  35,000
Mankato Area Public Schools will offer The Get Hands-On with Art and Rhythm program, offering a series of 40 unique arts opportunities for preschool children, school age youth, senior citizens age 55+, and youth and adults with disabilities. A range of artistic disciplines will be offered, including visual arts, drawing, painting and pottery, dance, instrumental and vocal music, creative writing, poetry, needle arts, and more.
Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra, Mankato $  19,700
The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra offers year round music performance opportunities for school age children using a professional orchestra model, programming works from the repertoire of the great symphonic tradition.
Mankato Children's Chorus, Mankato $  16,500
The Mankato Children's Chorus will provide an opportunity for any interested youth to experience the joy of singing, while developing healthy vocal techniques and an appreciation of international cultures through music.
The Mankato Makerspace, Mankato $  35,000
The Mankato Makerspace will offer "pay what you can" classes and events to provide lower cost access to art education and experiences to southern Minnesota communities including all ages, backgrounds, identities, or abilities.
Mankato Suzuki School of Music, Inc., North Mankato $  35,000
The Mankato School of Music will partner with ACES afterschool program to provide 350 hours of music engagement to school children across 15+ elementary schools in southwestern Minnesota.
Marine Mills Folk School, Marine on Saint Croix $  24,300
Marine Mills Folk School will offer in person, small group hands-on classes, to seniors from rural parts of the northeastern metropolitan area. Emphasis will be on traditional arts and crafts from the cultural heritages of Minnesota.
Merrill Arts Center, Woodbury $  35,000
Merrill Arts Center will offer classical Indian dance, music theater, and theater classes as after school programming and arts camps.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis $  35,000
Minnesota Center for Book Arts will engage Minnesotans in meaningful in person and virtual book arts education programs, including affordable workshops in bookbinding, letterpress printing, papermaking, and paper marbling, taught by a diverse team of teaching artists.
Minnesota Chorale, Minneapolis $  23,000
Minnesota Chorale tenors and basses will serve as vocal mentors to tenors and basses from two Saint Paul high schools during a six-week residency, culminating with a joint concert performance.
Minnesota Hard Bop Collective, Saint Paul $  25,000
The Minnesota Hard Bop Collective will hire and facilitate professional musicians to teach and perform with public high school students. Topics include the history of hard bop jazz, how to learn from influential albums, and pursuing music as a career.
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona $  34,999
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum will pilot and build capacity to support a perpetual suite of studio art workshops. Taught by working studio artists, the workshops will embrace skill building and social connections with great art inspired by water.
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, Bemidji $  25,000
The Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference provides 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 Prison Writing Workshop, Minneapolis $  35,000
Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop will deliver eight in person creative writing classes to Minnesotans incarcerated across eight state prisons. Courses were designed in collaboration with "writers collectives" of experienced students at each facility.
Minnesota Youth Symphonies, Saint Paul $  34,999
Minnesota Youth Symphonies will provide multiple levels of orchestral ensembles for motivated student musicians in grades K-12, to rehearse and perform across three trimesters.
Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet School, West Saint Paul $  35,000
Moreland Arts and Health Magnet School will partner with Z Puppets Rosenschnoz for kindergarten and special education residencies. Students will respond to Z Puppets' performances by creating their own puppets while exploring the theme of finding calm.
Music Resource Center-Duluth Armory, Duluth $  35,000
The Music Resource Center will provide area teenagers with music education and access to instruments and recording equipment, in a safe and creatively supportive environment.
New Native Theatre, Saint Paul $  34,900
New Native Theater will offer Youth Summer Camp, a week-long, full-day, theater arts learning opportunity that is open to the public and designed for Native Americans living in the Twin Cities. Students practice conventional theater skills in a culturally sensitive environment led by Native instructors and professional artists.
New Ulm Suzuki School of Music, New Ulm $  34,355
The New Ulm Suzuki School of Music is seeking funds to help with its enrichment programming, including its weekly note reading and group classes, its annual Suzuki workshop, its Summer Pops Camp, and its recently added Mid-Winter Orchestra Workshop.
North Suburban Center for the Arts, Fridley $  34,681
The North Suburban Center for the Arts will offer a variety of age appropriate arts education workshops in writing, drawing, and fiber arts to the community.
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis $  35,000
Northern Clay Center will collaborate with 16 schools and community organizations to deliver educational clay programs, tailored to engage youth of all ages, interests, development, and abilities, to build future audiences of ceramic makers, learners, and supporters.
Northern Expressions Arts Collective, Duluth $  20,000
Northern Expressions Arts Collective will create a series of theater classes intended to build self-esteem and help students to develop and discover their skills in the area of theater and expressive arts.
Northern Starz Children's Theatre, Ramsey $  35,000
Northern Starz Theatre Company, will give individuals with disabilities the opportunity and skill set to be a star, both on stage and off.
Northwoods Young Writers, International Falls $  35,000
Northwoods Young Writers camp connects award winning Minnesota authors to girls who have a passion for writing. The camp supports teen girls to develop their passion for writing and to become self-reflective, collaborative community members.
Farhia Omar, Minneapolis $  19,900
Farhia Omar will offer three writing and storyetlling workshops-one for adults and two for youth 18 years and younger-on the role of art in healing and storytelling. In these workshops, she will be facilitating the creation of art as a tool to overcome trauma.
Opera Reading Project, Saint Paul $  24,999
Opera Reading Project will provide accessible training in the craft of opera to Minnesota singers of all levels, from emerging to professional. Funding will support program staff and guest artists.
Oratorio Society of Minnesota, Saint Paul $  35,000
Oratorio Society of Minnesota will offer The Atonement, by Black, British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, as part of its summer chorus, an adult musical education program for singers and orchestral musicians; participants will develop artistic skills and an appreciation of this musical work.
Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault $  25,077
Paradise Center for the Arts will offer a series of teaching artist led classes for students that are 55+ years old. Classes will be offered in a variety of art forms and end with a culminating arts event.
Partnership Resources, Inc., Minneapolis $  31,500
Partnership Resources will introduce new arts disciplines, including ceramics and printmaking, to individuals with disabilities through two, 8-week units that will include instruction at community art partners and in agency, culminating in an exhibit of their work.
People Incorporated, Saint Paul $  35,000
People Incorporated will offer a series of in person and virtual art workshops, expanding its reach into underserved communities in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.
People Serving People, Minneapolis $  17,645
People Serving People will offer music classes free of charge to children enrolled in its onsite and offsite early childhood education programs.
Plymouth Christian Youth Center, Minneapolis $  34,754
Plymouth Christian Youth Center, in partnership with celebrated artist J. D. Steele, will offer Capri Glee, a North Minneapolis community choir that provides in-depth arts learning and creative expression while boosting community connections.
Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis $  24,500
Praxis Photo Center will offer workshops and materials for historical photographic processes utilizing its darkroom facility. Praxis will use renovated space for a community access photo studio and workshops, providing new creative opportunities.
Purple Playground, Minneapolis $  35,000
Purple Playground will offer a series of Academy of Prince music education programs for new and returning Twin Cities teens. Students will collaboratively write and record original songs with the help of teachers and musicians who worked with Prince.
Regents of the University of Minnesota-Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Minneapolis $  35,000
Regents of the University of Minnesota-Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will offer a 15-week creative arts course for teens with depression. Led by professional artists from diverse backgrounds and supported by "near peer" University of Minnesota students, this course will encourage teens to explore and develop their creative selves.
Ridgeway Community School, Houston $  5,550
Ridgeway Community School will host a Missoula Children's Theatre production of Cinderella. Youth from Southeastern Minnesota will be able to participate in this hands-on theater education opportunity.
River Arts Alliance, Winona $  12,350
River Arts Alliance will organize and run an arts exploration day, which is free and open to the public. The event offers opportunities for kids and families to try out a variety of hands-on arts activities at stations led by local artists.
River City Rhythm, Inc., Eagan $  24,000
River City Rhythm will offer free clinics for youth interested in the marching arts. Seven clinics will be hosted around the state that will focus on introducing new students to drum line and color guard by teaching technical and performance skills.
Robbinsdale Area Schools, New Hope $  35,000
Robbinsdale Area Schools will bring artist residencies to 1,000+ K-8 urban students, more than half of them kids of color, in three aligned STEAM focused schools serving first ring Minneapolis suburbs.
Rockford Area Schools, Rockford $  35,000
Rockford Area Schools will partner with Copper Street Brass to present an in-depth music learning residency with a focus on small group learning using chamber music.
Rumriver Art Center, Anoka $  35,000
Rumriver Art Center will provide high quality multiweek sequential learning courses in a variety of visual arts mediums for kids, ages 5-17, and older adults, ages 55+.
Saint Francis Music Center, Little Falls $  13,200
Saint Francis Music Center will offer a series of arts workshops and weekly music classes to rural seniors to encourage lifelong participation in the arts and socialization through the arts.
Saint Michael-Albertville Schools, Saint Michael $  35,000
St. Michael-Albertville Schools will offer an immersion theater experience by bringing students down to Hennepin Theater district for a day-long theater retreat offering a variety of theater classes and performances from professionals, and theater artists.
Saint Paul Ballet, Saint Paul $  35,000
Saint Paul Ballet participants will increase skills and knowledge in ballet and develop community through accessible dance education opportunities.
Saint Paul Conservatory of Music, Saint Paul $  35,000
The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music will offer in person and virtual artistically excellent music instruction and performance opportunities for K-12 grade students in 18 Title I schools across the state.
Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, Saint Paul $  33,340
Saint Paul Neighborhod Network will offer a project based learning program to early career filmmakers who identify as part of a marginalized group. The cohort of six will build technical skills in media, learn how to be a part of a production crew, and work on a documentary.
The Schubert Club, Saint Paul $  35,000
The Schubert Club's education programs will create transformative musical experiences that encourage a lifelong journey of learning about music and about different cultures and develop an appreciation of their music.
Senior Community Services, Minnetonka $  35,000
Senior Community Services will offer a series of in person art education offerings for new and current members in mediums including ceramics, watercolor painting, calligraphy, jewelry making, woodworking, and more.
Said Shaiye, Minneapolis $  25,000
Said Shaiye, an autistic writer and professor, will lead a BIPOC autistic writing workshop, allowing autistic writers to strengthen their skills in a safe space. Group members will publish their own books at year's end.
She Rock She Rock, Saint Louis Park $  35,000
She Rock She Rock will provide an inclusive environment that values collaboration, diversity, develops leadership skills, and fosters self-confidence through its performance based music education programs and events including its Girl's Rock and Roll camps.
SOAR Regional Arts, Saint Michael $  35,000
SOAR Regional Arts will offer a series of in person and virtual theater workshops to youth, for new or returning participants. Workshops will focus on all elements of theater and will be hosted by current local theater professionals.
South High School, Minneapolis $  20,365
The Hart class offers South High School students hands-on art and social justice experiences through photography, theater, collage, mural making, and parade arts. Units are led by community artists; each unit culminates in a public performance.
Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestra, Inc., Rochester $  30,000
Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras will provide youth, in grades 3-12, opportunities to grow through musical learning, discovery, and performance.
Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins $  35,000
Stages Theatre Company will offer theater education classes for students ages 2-17. Taught by professional teaching artists, these classes are accessible to all young people and will build self-confidence, creativity, and performance skills.
StoryArk, Stillwater $  35,000
StoryArk will offer sixth through twelfth grade students in the Twin Cities and south central Minnesota the opportunity to develop storytelling skills in podcast, film, and creative writing through an after-school program called Studio S and summer storytelling camps.
Talahi Community School, Saint Cloud $  8,080
Talahi Community School third grade students will learn how to make hand puppets that represent many different types of animals. With their puppets they will learn the art of puppetry and participate in empathy building, role playing actions as they interact with their fellow students.
Tasks Unlimited, Minneapolis $  34,804
Tasks Unlimited will partner with COMPAS teaching artists to offer adults with mental illness meaningful opportunities to develop creativity and artistic skill through residencies in photography, mosaic, weaving, spoken word, and story writing.
Ten Thousand Things, Saint Paul $  30,000
Ten Thousand Things will produce 30 theater workshops for incarcerated participants at 4 correctional facilities in Minnesota, some offered as stand alone events and others as a series of 3-6 workshops, based on the needs and capacity of each facility.
Theatre in the Round Players, Minneapolis $  10,530
Theatre in the Round Players will offer a year-long series of "pay as you are able" theater workshops for adults.
Thief River Falls Area Community Theater, Thief River Falls $  32,165
The Thief River Falls Area Community Theater will engage local school aged children by conducting theater workshops and summer camps that culminate in musical theatrical productions for the public.
Tru Ruts, Minneapolis $  25,000
Tru Ruts will facilitate a 6-month series of its Black Arts Institute, working with school and community based partners.
TU Dance, Saint Paul $  35,000
TU Dance will refine its new CULTIVATE dance trainee program, launched in fall 2022 to meet the specific needs of advanced dance performing artists, preparing them for a career in the professional field and building pathways to work opportunities.
Twin Cities Theater Camp, Edina $  22,600
Twin Cities Theater Camp will offer students five weeks of high quality theater arts programming in a loving and supportive community. Campers will study acting, dance, art, music, and social justice oriented dramaturgy and perform in a full-scale musical production.
United Artist Collaborative, Saint Louis Park $  35,000
United Artist Collaborative will offer an opportunity to fifteen economically disadvantaged persons of color to increase their technical and artistic skill sets and proficiency in media arts.
Universal Music Center, Red Wing $  24,500
Universal Music Center's outreach programs will serve marginalized populations throughout the entire southeastern region of Minnesota and focus specifically on serving at-risk, underserved, senior, and special needs populations.
Upstream Arts, Inc., Minneapolis $  35,000
Upstream Arts will carry out residency programs in five special education classrooms in Minneapolis Public Schools. This programming will bring theater, music, dance, visual arts, and poetry to 75 students with disabilities.
USA Community Chorus, Swanville $  24,000
The Upsala Swanville Area Community Chorus will continue its choral arts education program that, for 23 years, has provided access to some of the nation's finest choral conductors for singers in the central Minnesota area.
Valley Friendship Club, Stillwater $  35,000
Valley Friendship Club will give kids, teens, and adults with disabilities the opportunity to stay connected to the arts through visual art, theater, and music.
Paul M. Van Dyke, Northfield $  24,425
Paul Van Dyke will offer three, ten-week courses in creative nonfiction to veterans of the U. S. military and family members of veterans of the U. S. military, and will host a public reading highlighting student work.
Carrie Vecchione, Apple Valley $  23,396
OboeBass!-Carrie Vecchione, oboe, and Rolf Erdahl, double bass-will present a series of music education programs, once a month for ten months, in five different Twin Cities senior residences for a total of 50 programs benefiting Minnesota seniors.
VocalEssence, Minneapolis $  35,000
VocalEssence Singers Of This Age is a community of 40-50 Twin Cities teenagers expanding what it means to be a choir through the creation of original artistic works of collaborations with culturally diverse artists.
Walker|West, Saint Paul $  32,403
Walker West Music Academy will engage 40 students grades K-6, (beginners/returnees) in a fun, 3-week, Grow Through Music summer camp in which they learn to play simple tunes on several instruments and give a culminating group performance.
Waseca Art Center, Waseca $  23,499
The Waseca Art Center will offer in person ceramics classes and workshops, for new and returning participants of all ages.
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown School District, Waterville $  21,370
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown School District will offer a visual arts learning opportunity in drawing and mural painting for its students with artists in residence, culminating in active student participation in creating a public mural.
Winona Symphony Orchestra, Winona $  35,000
The Winona Symphony Orchestra will continue its annual children's concert and will expand its music in the schools and community outreach programs.
Wirth Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Cloud $  35,000
Wirth Center for the Performing Arts will produce and present the Young Artist Piano Camp in order to further engage with the central Minnesota community, and promote meaningful engagement in artistic practice.
The Witness Project, Minneapolis $  23,438
The Witness Project will host eight workshops focused on "Literary Artists As-", host twelve remote writing workshops on publishing and performing, and conduct an ancestry project to inspire stories demonstrating the power of multidimensional histories.
Qian X. Yin, Medina $  24,900
Qian Xu Yin will offer a series of in person or virtual singing lessons for new and returning participants with cancer and depression issues and senior immigrants who are passionate about singing.
Young Dance, Saint Paul $  23,447
Young Dance will conduct a series of dance arts residencies to introduce individuals with disabilities to dance, develop its ongoing classes to integrate dancers with and without disabilities, and pilot three disability specific programs over the summer of 2024.
Zeitgeist, Duluth $  35,000
Zeitgeist, in partnership with the Minnesota Discovery Center, will offer educational programming throughout the northeast Minnesota region through its Minnesota Media Arts School for beginner and experienced filmmakers.
Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School, Minneapolis $  34,176
Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School will pilot three projects to increase opportunities for Minnesotans to create art through dance.


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