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SMAC awards grants to multiple area organizations

The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board voted last month to award $110,088 to 15 organizations, four schools and four individual artists.


Among those receiving grants were:


Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra, $7,000 to collaborate with the nationally recognized and celebrated vocal ensemble, Cantus, at the orchestra's spring 2024 concert.


Marshall Public Schools, $7,000 for bringing Pillsbury House Theatre's Breaking Ice to It Begins With Us event. Breaking Ice's performances blend drama, music, poetry, movement and humor to explore how systemic inequities, implicit bias and common misperceptions inhibit innovation, motivation and productivity.


Southwest Minnesota Orchestra of Marshall, $7,000 for its annual Children’s Concert in April 2024, featuring their Student Concerto Competition winner and incorporating symphony classics as well as identifiable themes that the children are familiar with.


Southwest Minnesota State University Foundation of Marshall, $6,050 for their second annual SMSU Drag Show, bringing professional and developing drag performers from within Minnesota to perform on the SMSU campus.


Prairie Arts Chorale of Marshall, $5,000 for its spring concert titled "Earth, Wind, and Choir." Song selections will focus on the four elements; water, earth, fire and wind.


Luverne High School, $4,000 for students involved in the high school theater program to attend a performance of "The Lion King" at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.


Prairie Arts Continuum of Windom, $3,365 for their community theatre production of the play “Jailbirds” by Collin Barrows, in which several older women devise a plan to commit various crimes in order to land in jail as an alternative to a nursing home. This will be the U.S. premiere of this British play.

 



 

 

 

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