May 11, 2010
Minnesota: Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
The Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB) and the state’s 11 regional arts councils will receive a significant portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, which resulted from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution in 2008. The increase in funding to the MSAB has resulted in new programs and opportunities in the areas of arts access, arts learning and heritage:
- Arts Access provides funding for arts organizations to reach underserved groups;
- Arts Tour Minnesota provides project support to touring performances, exhibitions and related activities;
- Partners in Arts Participation helps human service organizations provide arts experiences to underserved populations;
- Arts Learning supports lifelong learning projects;
- Community Arts Schools and Conservatories grants support open access to arts education for people of all ages and abilities.
- Folk and Traditional Arts provides project grants to give Minnesotans more opportunities to experience folk and traditional arts;
- Minnesota Festival Support provides grants to showcase Minnesota artists.
In addition to the new programs, MSAB, in partnership with Springboard for the Arts and Creative Capital, is underwriting a pilot project to offer free professional development workshops and education opportunities statewide for individual artists of all disciplines and all stages in their careers. For more information, contact MSAB Executive Director Sue Gens.
In this Issue
State to State
- New York: Webcast of Public Meetings
- Utah: Parent-Teacher Association Partnership
- Minnesota: Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
- Virginia: Celebrating Women in the Arts
Executive Director's Column
Research on Demand
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