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Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Lake Region Arts Council of Fergus Falls has awarded six Operating Support Grants for a total of $18,800. The funding for this program is provided by a Minnesota state legislative appropriation.

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The purpose of these operating support grants is to strengthen and stabilize the arts organizations in the LRAC nine county region.

Here is the list of the grant awards.

● Terrace Mill Foundation, Terrace, $2,650. This grant will fund a portion of the insurance and utility expense for its 2014 season.

● Evansville Arts Coalition, Evansville, $640. This grant will fund a portion of its property and general liability insurance policy.

● Henning Landmark Center, Henning, $3,510. This grant will fund the executive director’s salary to research and create an artist’s retreat center at the Landmark Center.

● Prairie Wind Players Community Theatre, Barrett, $5,000. A portion of this grant will cover the cost of upgrading the theater’s lighting and sound systems. The remaining amount will go toward a portion of the heating and cooling expenses for the upcoming 2014 season.

● Lakes Chamber Music, Society, Alexandria, $2,900. This grant will pay a portion of the artistic director’s salary in 2014.

● Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance, Morris, $4,100. This grant will cover the administrative expenses to contract with individuals who will tell the PRCA story.

The Operating Support Grant Tier 1 will fund up to 10 percent of annual expenses with a $5,000 maximum request for nonprofit arts organization in the LRAC region of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties. All eligible Tier 1 nonprofit art organizations’ operating budgets are less than $60,000 per year.

For more information, contact Betsy Ostenson, grant manager, Lake Region Arts Council at 1-800-262-2787; LRAC4@LRACgrants.org; 133 Mill Street, Fergus Fall, MN 56537-2562; or visit LRAC4.org.

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