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LRAC presentation explains grants

The Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) is holding Meet and Greet presentations locally. The following presentations are free and open to the public:

--Tuesday, August 13, 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore, Alexandria, and at 7 p.m. at the Thorson Memorial Library, 117 Central Ave. N, Elbow Lake.

--Thursday, August 15, 4 p.m. at the Wheaton Community Library, 901 First Ave. N, Wheaton and at 6:30 p.m. at the Morris Public Library, 102 East Sixth St., Morris.

Presenters Maxine Adams, LRAC executive director, and Betsy Ostenson, LRAC grant manager, will explain the LRAC grant process and discuss the types of grants available for individual artists and organizations.

Michele Anderson, Springboard for the Arts Lake Region Office, will discuss the services available to individual artists to help plan and develop their careers.

Do you have a passion for the Arts? Do you draw or paint, dance or sing, write or act, sew or quilt, weld or sculpt, carve or mold? There are grants and resources available to help you advance your art and thrive as an artist.

LRAC serves individual artists in all disciplines; literary, music, performance, visual arts, etc., with grants, an artist registry and resources.

LRAC awards grants to bring art activities to communities. This could be a concert, dance, discussion, exhibit, lecture, mural, performance, puppet show, reading or workshop etc.

LRAC provides grants and services to arts organizations and nonprofits for arts activities and projects in their community. Public schools, community education departments, colleges, universities, libraries, museums and government entities may apply for grants to fund arts activities and host artist residencies.

For more information, contact Ostenson at (218) 739-5780 or 1-800-262-2787; e-mail or visit the website

LRAC is a nonprofit art organization that provides grants, resources, and services to the nine county region of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties. Its mission is to encourage and support the arts in West Central Minnesota.

Springboard for the Arts' mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the resources they need to make a living and a life.