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Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$142,590

CMSM will build upon the work that began with its 2015-16 appropriation by (1) Remediation and further development of exhibit areas that promote Arts & Cultural Heritage (ACH) learning (2) Expanding ACH learning opportunities for new audiences at off-site locations; (3) Engaging an outside Evaluation Consultant to help plan/implement strategies that meaningfully assess ACH learning outcomes and impacts; (4) Boosting the Museum’s capacity to serve more school/early learning groups.

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,000

CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Zoo
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$269,000

As Minnesota’s state Zoo, we are committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to all our citizens – regardless of age, geographic location, disability or background. “Zoo Unlimited” is our community outreach and access initiative that unites a wide range of programs and policies designed to ensure every Minnesotan has unlimited opportunities to form stronger connections with the natural world. Legacy funds help us implement this program bridge barriers that keep people from connecting with all the Zoo has to offer.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Statewide
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Oyate Nipi Kte
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Yellow Medicine
Renville
Chippewa
Hennepin
Scott
Redwood
Recipient
Red Wing High School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750
Artists in Education
Dakota
Goodhue
Rice
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Recipient
Avalon Educational Institute
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,904
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
St. Louis
Hennepin
Ramsey
Pine
Cook
Lake
Itasca
Carlton
Anoka
Washington
Carver
Scott
Dakota
Recipient
Vintage Band Music Festival AKA Vintage Band Festival
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Dakota
Goodhue
Olmsted
Rice
Scott
Steele
Recipient
Northfield Arts Guild AKA Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,410
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Carver
Goodhue
Hennepin
Le Sueur
Nicollet
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Washington
Recipient
Celebration of a City AKA Rochesterfest
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Anoka
Beltrami
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Jackson
Le Sueur
Mower
Olmsted
Pipestone
Ramsey
Rice
St. Louis
Scott
Stearns
Steele
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Recipient
Hambone Music Festival
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Anoka
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Recipient
Cannon Falls Area Historical Society
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,510
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Olmsted
Rice
Ramsey
Scott
Wabasha
Washington
Recipient
Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Great Dakota Gathering
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Recipient
Czech Heritage Club
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,300
Community Arts
Scott
Recipient
City of Savage
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,880
Funding for the Music in the Park Series, a weekly series of free music concerts at McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center on Wednesday nights in July and August 2011.
Scott
Recipient
Franconia Sculpture Park
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,972
ECRAC Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Organization Grant
Pine
Isanti
Kanabec
Chisago
Mille Lacs
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000

In 2007, the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota (CMSM) conducted an environmental scan of early learning opportunities for children in southern Minnesota. It became apparent that the region creates few opportunities for children to engage in self-directed learning experiences in social settings; in particular, opportunities that create access to arts, culture, and heritage. This is still true today.

Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Freeborn
Jackson
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Waseca
Watonwan
Recipient
Indonesian Performing Arts Association of Minnesota AKA Sumunar
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,569
Folk and Traditional Arts
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
The Ethnic Dance Theatre
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,400
Folk and Traditional Arts
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Ce Tempoxcalli
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,441
Folk and Traditional Arts
Ramsey
Hennepin
Dakota
Scott
Anoka
Carver
Red Lake
Cass
Recipient
Mary Kleven AKA MaryPat Kleven
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Jump -Start Your Fiddle
Anoka
Becker
Cass
Dakota
Hennepin
Hubbard
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Washington
Wright
Recipient
The Ethnic Dance Theatre
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,029

Folk and Traditional Arts

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Pan Asian Arts Alliance
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,000

Folk and Traditional Arts

Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Clearwater
Dakota
Faribault
Hennepin
Lyon
Olmsted
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Pooja G. Pavan AKA Pooja Pavan
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,000

Folk and Traditional Arts

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Ranee A. Ramaswamy
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000

Folk and Traditional Arts

Anoka
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota AKA Lao Assistance Center
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$64,000
Folk and Traditional Arts
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Nobles
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Recipient
Allalaghatta Pavan AKA A Pavan
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,000
Folk and Traditional Arts
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Iny Asian Dance Theater
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$59,000
Folk and Traditional Arts
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Native Pride Arts
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$47,732
Native Art Pride will work with students from each of two grade levels - elementary and middle schools levels in residency workshops at five school districts throughout the state.
Scott
Recipient
Somali Museum of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,210

Minnesota, home to the largest Somali population in the United States, lacks resources for students to access knowledge and representations of Somalia. The Somali Museum of Minnesota will offer students immersive field trips illuminating the history and arts of traditional Somali society by subsidizing admission fees, integrating elders as immersive guides on tours, and developing take-home curriculum materials.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Loretta Verbout
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,500
Individual Artist
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Cass
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Le Sueur
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Scott
Sibley
Steele
Wabasha
Waseca
Winona
Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$965,841
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$965,841

Minnesota's twelve regional library systems, which encompass more than 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, can benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional library system is eligible to receive a formula-driven allocation from the annual $2.5 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) is a federated regional public library system in the Twin Cities Metro Area in central Minnesota.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,383,133
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,362,900

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$996,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$955,296

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Metropolitan Library Service Agency
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,141,083
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,141,083

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender Pride Twin Cities AKA Twin Cities Pride
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$74,680
Minnesota Festival Support
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Washington
Recipient
Hot Summer Jazz Festival AKA Twin Cities Jazz Festival
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
Minnesota Festival Support
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
North House Folk School
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,500
Minnesota Festival Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
St. Louis
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Irish Fair of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$74,425
Minnesota Festival Support
Anoka
Carver
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Stearns
St. Louis
Washington
Recipient
Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,300
Minnesota Festival Support
Anoka
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Scott
Washington
Recipient
Square Lake Film and Music Festival
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Minnesota Festival Support
Anoka
Carlton
Chisago
Cook
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Pine
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
St. Louis
Swift
Washington
Wright