Coming soon to the small screen: area artistsMoney from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy Act) is making its way through Douglas County.
By: Celeste Beam, Alexandria Echo Press
Money from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy Act) is making its way through Douglas County.
The latest recipient of a Legacy Act grant is the Evansville Arts Coalition (EAC). The coalition will be receiving a $23,400 grant.
Corinne Stinton, past president of the EAC, said, “We are excited about the large Arts and Cultural Heritage grant.”
She said the grant project director is Stephen Henning, a local artist from Evansville, who is the founder of the EAC and a past president.
Henning said the Legacy Act grant money will be used to produce video features that will focus on area artists and arts programs.
Although the project is still in the development stages, Henning said some of the videos are in production and could possibly air on television sometime this fall.
“The videos will tell the unsung arts stories of west central Minnesota,” Henning said in a phone interview.
He noted that as the project unfolds, moves forward and becomes more concrete – such as the nailing down of air dates and the television station – he will share the information publically.
The EAC worked with the Lakes Region Arts Council to secure the grant.
The council is a non-profit organization dedicated to encourage and support the vitality of the arts.
The council accomplishes this through providing grants to community organizations and individual artists in the region, and by providing a monthly ArtsNews newsletter, workshops and technical assistance.
Lake Region Arts Council serves the counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin.
For more information about the EAC, visit its website at www.evansvilleartcenter.com.