The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded an operating support grant of $21,226 to Theatre L'Homme Dieu in Alexandria.

At its July meeting, the arts board approved 285 grants through its arts learning, operating support and Minnesota festival support grant programs. These are the first of four rounds of grants the board will award this fiscal year. Together, grants in these three programs total more than $19 million.

Operating support grants invests in high-quality, established arts organizations that produce, present or exhibit works of art; to organizations that provide a broad range of services to artists; and to community arts schools and conservatories that make arts learning available to Minnesotans of all ages and abilities.

The grant program is funded by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature from the state's arts and cultural heritage and general funds.

The Minnesota Arts Board is a state agency that receives appropriations from the legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.