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Chisago & Isanti Counties receive Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grants

Authored on
February 7, 2020
Two projects in Chisago County and two in Isanti County will bring music and art to the area!

The City of North Branch received $7,512 During this project they will host a free concert in the park series. The series will include three concerts beginning on June 30, 2020 with The Rockin Hollywoods, July 7th The Dweeb’s, and ending with Monroe Crossing on July 28th, 2020.
Tom Willett of Cambridge received a grant of $1,000. During this project the artist will work with his mentor Doug Ohmann to learn how to become a better storyteller and connect with an audience. His final presentation, open to the public, will be in October 2020 at the new Cambridge Public Library.
Walker Methodist Levande in Cambridge received $9,000.  During this project they will work with the COMPAS Artful Aging program to host two artists residencies at the Cambridge facility. Artist Anne McFaul Reid will lead Landscape Watercolor as an eight-week residency. Artist Glenda Reed will lead a Flash Memoir writing residency. The residencies will happen later this year.
Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community received $6,030. During this project they will host musician Katy Vernon and her band at the Hallberg Center for the Arts in Wyoming on April 30, 2020. The show will feature original music and will be free to all.

These activities are made possible by a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
The East Central Regional Arts Council Board of Directors allocates funds for the creation and production of arts activities that will benefit community members residing in our five-county region.  Artists, arts organizations, schools, non-profit institutions and public agencies in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine County. are eligible applicants. The next grant deadlines are April 1, 2020. The grant application information is available online at  
Don't let the grant process keep you, or your group, from applying!  If you don't know how to begin, the East Central Regional Arts Council in Hinckley is happy to help! Let us know if you are interested in assistance, or in attending a grant information session, by emailing or call 320-591-7032.
Tree Croyle and Jess Eischens of the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community and Nate Sondrol of the City of North Branch accept funding for art projects.

Tree Croyle Johnson and Jess Eischens from the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community, and Nate Sondrol from the City of North Branch, receive their recent art grant awards!​