Minnesota's Legacy

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Minnesota Public Television Association (MPTA)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,237,000

This funding is for production and acquisiton grants in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 129D.18. The following MPTA stations received funding in FY2010:

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70 Years Project
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,000

The Minnesota Historical Society partnered with the 70 Years Project to begin development of a web site that will enable all Minnesotans to again share in the tragedies and triumphs of the 1,345 days of World War II.  The site will feature oral histories from World War II veterans as well as a wartime headline taken from Minnesota newspapers for every day of the war.  The web site will serve as a resource for the general public, as well as for the relatives of the more than 300,000 Minnesotans who fought in the war.

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Blue Earth County Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,837

Blue Earth County Historical Society added of 126 microfilm reels of the local newspapers: The Free Press, Lake Crystal Tribune, Lake Region Times, Maple River Messenger and The Land magazine.  These additions complete the collection with what is currently available through the Minnesota Historical Society's microfilm lab.

Blue Earth
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$215,342

In order to implement its Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) projects, the Minnesota Historical Society hired an ACHF Program Coordinator to oversee the program administration. The Society also made investments to support administration of the grants program and to fund expanded financial management and administrative functions. By carefully managing its costs, the Society has adhered to the legislative mandate that institutions not spend more than 2.5 percent on administrative expenses.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$112,952

The Alexander Ramsey House is an 11,000-square-foot mansion that was home to Minnesota's first territorial governor. The mansion contains approximately 14,000 original furnishings and has one of the most intact collections of Victorian-era artifacts in the Midwest.

Despite these assets and a sound public educational program, the site has experienced a steady decline in attendance. Arts and Cultural Heritage funding is supporting a project to understand the reasons for this decline.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,890

Recognizing the importance of hands-on learning, the Minnesota Historical Society developed new curriculum with a particular emphasis on American Indian history in Minnesota.

One activity from this curriculum allows students to create an Ojibwe shoulder bag. In another activity, students create a winter count, a tool used by the Dakota to record key historical events.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$89,853

Partner Organizations: Minnesota Humanities Center and Tribal Colleges.

Statewide
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$439,943
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$457,937

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.

Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Recipient
Lesley N. Arimah
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,500
Research for a project focusing on pre-Colonial Nigerian culture that will culminate in a series of readings from a creative work.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Cokato Elementary
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Greg Olson, CEO, writer, story teller, and main presenter, will work with students kindergarten through fourth grade. They will learn, through the use of live animals, the appropriate way to tell a story. Students will also learn that storytelling is used
Wright
Recipient
Delano Middle School
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,950
This proposal is for a collaborative project between Zoran Mojsilov, Delano School Middle School and numerous Delano organizations to create a sculpture as a tribute to the Delano Community, past and present. Zoran will work with the 7th grade classes thr
Wright
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Epic Enterprise, Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$37,159
In partnership with VSA arts of Minnesota and Northfield Arts Guild, Epic Enterprise will develop and embed a multi-arts program for adults with developmental disabilities and build staff capacity to teach arts as an ongoing and daily program at Epic.
Rice
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La Crescent-Hokah Community Education
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
A performance and student workshop for the residents of La Crescent and surrounding areas featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Houston
Recipient
Epic Enterprise, Inc.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$32,032
In partnership with VSA arts of Minnesota and Northfield Arts Guild, Epic Enterprise will develop and embed a multi-arts program for adults with developmental disabilities and build staff capacity to teach arts as an ongoing and daily program at Epic.
Rice
Recipient
Greenvale Park Elementary
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,262
In the Circus of the States residency, fourth grade students will learn circus skills and create a performance celebrating their geographic study. The project will include individual research, collaboration, creative problem solving, and theater to entertain and teach.
Rice
Recipient
Hong G. Dice AKA Gao Hong
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$16,750
Gao Hong will conduct two residency programs within the Northfield, Minnesota community. One will be a ten-day school residency for fifth graders at Greenvale Park Elementary School. The second will be a twelve-day residency with the Northfield Youth Choir's Anima Choir.
Rice
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Arts 'N More
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
They will present their two day arts festival.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
They will continue children's art programming, complete a mural project, offer workshops, and support the Art Bin.
Blue Earth
Recipient
CityArt Sculpture Walk
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
To fund a new initiative featuring a juried exhibit of original outdoor sculptures by professional artists, on display year-around.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
They will maintain on-going dance programs and stipend for the Dance Program Coordinator.
Blue Earth
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Mankato Area 77 Lancers Marching Band AKA Mankato Area 77 Lancers Marching Band Parent Assn.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,600
They will present their 33rd season as the premier youth marching band for the greater Mankato area.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Area Arts Council
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
They will install track lighting and movable panels in the gallery and stipend for the part-time administrative position.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Area Arts Council
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
They will coordinate the 19th Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council’s Juried Art Exhibition.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Area Community Band
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,100
They will perform free outdoor concerts in Sibley Park, Mankato.
Blue Earth
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Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500
They will perform 4 concerts; develop marketing strategies to increase audience attendance; and provide a stipend for the musical director.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Ballet Company
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,600
They will present "The Nutcracker" and expand their programming to include guest choreographers and more challenging dance pieces.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Children's Chorus
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
They will present youth choral concerts of the five choirs and provide instrumentalists.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Figure Skating Club
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
They will present their Ice Skating Show and offer choreography and artistic clinics and classes.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
They will present "Handel With Care" for children and families, and "Music on the Hill," a new chamber music series.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Maple River High School
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,200
They will provide students musical experiences outside the classroom setting, including: concerts, a ballet, and guest clinicians.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Merely Players Community Theatre
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
They will present their 2010-2011 season of four theatre productions, featuring "Hansel and Gretel."
Blue Earth
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,900
They will sponsor two public evening concerts featuring ethnic musical groups with one educational activity at a local school.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Minnesota State University-Mankato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
They will sponsor their 30th annual season of monthly readings and workshops for students and the public.
Blue Earth
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Minnesota Valley Chorale
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,515
They will perform 3 concerts for their 2010-2011 season, one in conjunction with Mankato Symphony Orchestra.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Minnesota Valley Chorus Sweet Adelines
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,600
They will provide coaching and individual music education for members and develop a high school Barbershop chorus program.
Blue Earth
Recipient
MRCI WorkSource
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,250
They will provide classes and art shows for artists with disabilities; purchase professional frames, glass, and a portable display system.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Musicorum
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,325
They will present 3 concerts for their 2010-2011 season.
Blue Earth
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Project GEM
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
They will provide arts education programs to at risk youth, ages 5-18, within a four county area.
Blue Earth
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
They will sponsor a 2-day regional festival featuring local artists and folk music on two stages.
Blue Earth
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Name of minor withheld due to MN Statutes 2018, section 3.303.10
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300
She will take piano lessons with a private instructor.
Blue Earth