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First round of Legacy Grants among SMAHC grants announced

The Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council announces their grants for fiscal year 2010

Arts Organization Networking

Redwood Falls: Tatanka Arts, $196 for sustainable fundraising strategies workshop.


Willmar: DEMO Inc $500 for membership drive

Cultural Bank

Montevideo: Greater Minnesota Initiative, $316 for the Arts Meander concert

Individual Artist Career

Appleton: Kristi Link Fernholz, $2,500 to create photographic images on ceramic title.

Individual Artist Development

Milan: Malena Handeen, $1,000 to produce a CD

Arts Project

New London: ARThouse, $1,530 for the 2010 exhibition season

Willmar: Willmar Community Theater, $4,500 for the 2010 summer season at the Barn Theatre

Montevideo: Meander Artists, $4,500 for the Meander 2010 Upper Minnesota River crawl

Dawson: Dawson-Boyd Arts Association, $4,500 for "Neil and Leandra" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."

Willmar: Willmar Area Arts Council, $2,400 for the 2010 Studio Hop and $4,500 for the 2010 Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee!

Appleton: 52 Wing Restoration Committee, $2,650 for the 2010 summer concert season

Spicer: City, $2,000 for the public art project "Fish Gone Wild."

New London: Crow River Players, $2,800 for the production "I Do! I Do!"

Southern Minnesota: Prairie Arts Chorale, $1,323 for the concert series "Island Magic."

Local Arts Organization

Dawson: Dawson-Boyd Arts Association, $4,000 for strategic planning.

Arts and Learning

Appleton: Appleton/Milan Elementary School, $1,908 for a Susan Swanson COMPAS residency

Individual Artist Study Opportunity

Dempsey Schroeder, Pennock, $500 to attend Algoma Traditional Music and Dance Family Camp

Joanne Meierhofer, Willmar, $500 to attend a Richard McKinley workshop "Extreme Plein Air in Pastel"

Shayann Hoffer, New London, $500 to attend a Dave Gilsvik painting workshop

Legacy Grants

SMAHC awarded funds from the Legacy Grants which are funded in part 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.

Legacy Grants for Organizations and Communities

SMAHC awarded $108,738 to local arts organizations for a variety of arts projects and activities that develop or enhance local arts organizations, communities, artists, or art audiences.

Dawson: Dawson-Boyd Arts Association, $6,930 for the 2011 Minnesota Orchestra spring tour of greater Minnesota

Appleton: City, $21,000 for the Appleton Memory Trail.

Willmar: Friends of the Library, $3,848 for the "Make a Splash at the Library in Arts."

Granite Falls: Granite Falls Arts Council, $2,000 for strategic planning.

Legacy Grants for Established Career Artists

SMAHC awarded $62,510 to local artists designed to provide funds to aid in career development and arts activities of established professional artists for projects that incorporate a community component which would provide an opportunity for the community be benefit as a result of the project.

Bill Karl Gossman, New London, $7,000 to reconstruct a wood kiln and work with a mentee.

Fred Cogelow, Willmar, $7,000 to create a life-size sculpture in butternut wood

Craig Edwards, New London, $7,000 to create a work that pursues primal creationism

Lisa Bergh and Andrew Nordin, New London, $6,550 to create a video kiosk and a video called "Inheritance of Location"

Karen Jensen, Milan, $6,960 to purchase equipment for presentations.