Minnesota's Legacy

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2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$495,000

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is one of the top visited cultural destinations in the state of Minnesota, with over 2 million visitors each year, because it’s free, interactive, welcoming, and accessible for families. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory celebrates diversity in many forms, across cultures, ethnicity, economics and generations and visitors come from all over the state.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$79,200

These grants are to Veteran's Memorial projects throughout the state, that were issued through a competitive process.

Each project having received and award amount of $9,900.00 each. The following is a list of cities and/or organizations that received a grant for this project:

City of Fosston
City of Little Canada
City of Lonsdale
City of North Saint Paul
City of Wadena
City of Wahkon and the WAVE committee
Edina Community Foundation
Farmington Area Veterans Memorial Committee

Total amount granted was $79,200.00

Recipient
Lake Superior Center - Great Lakes Aquarium
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$198,000

The Great Lakes Aquarium is planning new exhibit called Shipwrecks Alive! It will provide an in-depth look at the fascinating world of sunken ships and the diverse wildlife ecosystems they attract and sustain. The exhibit will focus on three unique examples of shipwrecks serving as underwater habitat in three very distinct and different parts of the world: Lake Superior; the South Pacific; and the Mediterranean Sea.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000

Per Minnesota Law, 2013, Chapter 137, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 6 (k). $400,000 the first year is for a grant to the Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center for arts, arts education, and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.

Minnesota African American Museum

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,910,500

Per Minnesota Law, 2013, Chapter 137, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 6 (i), this funding is for grants to the Minnesota Public Television Association for production and acquisition grants accordance to Minnesota Statutes.

KSMQ Public Television, Austin

KAWE Lakeland Public Television, Brainered/Bemidji

KTCA Twin Cities Public Television, Saint Paul

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,089,000

This funding will improve our collection of artifacts representing Minnesota's cultural heritage and create new forms of statewide cultural heritage educational opportunities for audiences of all ages.

To learn more about the Science Museum of Minnesota, click here.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,633,500
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,633,500

Per Minnesota Law, 2013, Chapter 137, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 6 (d).

$1,650,000 the first year and $1,650,000 the second year are appropriated for a grant to the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations for production and acquisition grants in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.19.

Ampers website: www.ampers.org

KAXE, 91.7 FM - Grand Rapids

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$74,250
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$74,250

These grants are to theatres in Minnesota to purchase and install digital projection technology to allow continued access to films.
The list of current projects and grants amounts are:

Canby Theatre: $24,423.30
Morris Theatre Coop.: $27,027.00
Take-Up Productions dba Trylon Microcinema: $17,500

Total grant amount for both fiscal years: $148,500.00
Total amount granted to date: $68,950.30
Total amount returned to Legacy fund from FY 14: $22,799.70
Total amount remaining to be competitively distributed: $56,750.00

Recipient
Fond du Lac Tribal College
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$88,061

-Train 30 students in transcription methods and techniques, conduct transcription projects
-Identify and train 3 language specialists to work with elders in developing and recording audio vocabulary for existing Ojibwemotaadidaa immersion curriculum
-Language fair
-Produce a play script and audio-animated video in Ojibwe based on traditional story
-Publish collection of Ojibwe stories with photographs and an audio CD

Recipient
Fon du Lac Tribal College
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$37,204

-Train 30 students in transcription methods and techniques, conduct transcription projects
-Identify and train 3 language specialists to work with elders in developing and recording audio vocabulary for existing Ojibwemotaadidaa immersion curriculum
-Language fair
-Produce a play script and audio-animated video in Ojibwe based on traditional story
-Publish collection of Ojibwe stories with photographs and an audio CD

Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,992
The Minnesota Historical Society was host to an American Indian Roundtable in spring 2014 for all tribes that have connections to Minnesota. This multi-day event covered topics such as language preservation, grant writing and a digitizing workshop to support the preservation of American Indian history and culture.
Statewide
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$261,461
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$261,461

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.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Dakota Wicohan
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Renville
Redwood
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Upper Minnesota River Valley Regional Development Commission AKA Meander Art Crawl
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Renville
Chippewa
Swift
Recipient
Oyate Nipi Kte
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Yellow Medicine
Renville
Chippewa
Hennepin
Scott
Redwood
Recipient
Cultural Awareness Organization AKA International Festival
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Art Project Legacy
Nobles
Jackson
Murray
Martin
Cottonwood
Marshall
Recipient
Austin Public Schools
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750
Artists in Education
Dodge
Freeborn
Mower
Steele
Recipient
Dover-Eyota Public Schools
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750
Artists in Education
Olmsted
Recipient
McKinley Elementary School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750
Artists in Education
Steele
Recipient
Red Wing High School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750
Artists in Education
Dakota
Goodhue
Rice
Scott
Steele
Wabasha
Recipient
Ridgeway Community School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750
Artists in Education
Fillmore
Houston
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Winona Area Public Schools AKA Winona Senior High School
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750
Artists in Education
Winona
Recipient
Pan Asian Arts Alliance
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Ramsey
Recipient
Blossoms of the Orient AKA Blossoms of the Orient Dance Theater
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Hennepin
Recipient
The Center for Irish Music
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Ramsey
Recipient
Iny Asian Dance Theater
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Thanksgiving Celeb Pow-Wow Committee
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Hennepin
Recipient
Selby Ave JazzFest
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Ramsey
Recipient
Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Hennepin
Recipient
Twin Cities Carifest
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Hennepin
Recipient
Black Storytellers Alliance
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Hennepin
Recipient
Center for Hmong Arts and Talent AKA CHAT
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Ramsey
Recipient
Green T Productions
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Hennepin
Recipient
Indian Music Society of Minnesota
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Hennepin
Recipient
Mizna
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Hennepin
Recipient
Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center, Inc.
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts Activities Support
Ramsey
Recipient
Walker West Music Academy
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49

Arts Activities Support

Ramsey
Recipient
Boys and Girls Club of Rochester
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,300
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Olmsted
Winona
Recipient
Celebration of a City AKA Rochesterfest
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Community Alliance of Rochester for Equality
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Olmsted