The Wallace Foundation, Arts Midwest and Minnesota Community Foundation today announced an innovative, four-year arts funding partnership designed to foster growth in public arts attendance and to identify, develop and share useful lessons on how arts organizations can reach more people. Eight organizations will receive a total of $5.3 million, and another $1.6 million will support audience-building throughout the region.
In recognition of their commitment to community and audience building activities, The Wallace Foundation has given its prestigious Excellence Awards to: MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Minnesota Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Northern Clay Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Each of these organizations will receive four-year grants ranging from $300,000 to $750,000. The awards were announced today at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, City of Saint Paul Deputy Mayor Ann Mulholland, Wallace Foundation President Christine DeVita and Minnesota Community Foundation President and CEO Carleen Rhodes.
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