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Willmar, 56201

Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

The Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council office is located at 1210 East college Drive, Suite 600 in Marshall. For more information or to register contact the office. The phone number is 800-622-5284, e-mail is smahcinfo@iw.net and the website is www.smahc.org.

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The following grants were made possible in part with funds appropriated by the state legislature and/or by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the state legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.

Art Projects

Recently the SMAHC Board of Directors awarded 28 grants for a total of $106,675 under the Art Projects grant program.

Area groups receive grants were:

Willmar Community Theatre: $5,000 for their 2011 summer season productions

Willmar Area Arts Council: $4,500 for the 2011 Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival

Willmar Area Arts Council: $2,600 for visual arts exhibits

New London Music Group: $4,625 for the New London Music Festival

Willmar Design Center: $3,400 for The Kaffe-Café-Kahwa Project

Willmar Area Arts Council: $2,400 for the 2011 Studio Hop

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association: $5,000 to present productions of "Heroes" & "Charlotte's Web"

Lac qui Parle Players, Madison: $2,430 for the production of "Seussical" The Musical

Prairie Arts Chorale, Regional: $1,693 for the concert series, "Broadway...Here & Now"

Meander Art Crawl, Regional: $5,000 for the Meander 2011, "The Upper MN River Art Crawl"

Appleton 52 Wing Restoration Committee: $2,099 for their 2011 Summer Concert in the Park series

Arts Organization Development

The SMAHC Board of Directors awarded six grants for a total of $43,300 under the Arts Organization Development grant program.

Area groups receive grants were:

RCW Area Arts Council, Renville: $15,000 to upgrade the lighting system in the community theater

Willmar Community Theatre: $15,000 to purchase and install a new heating and cooling system

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