Arrowhead Regional Arts Council announces grant recipients

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council has announced its most recent grant recipients.
 

Individual Artist Project Grant

Lindsey Bergan, Hibbing, St. Louis
Funding will support the artist’s creation of a series of disability accommodation communication tools.

Sara Alexander, Virginia, St. Louis
Funding will support the artist’s time to do a songwriting intensive on the Iron Range and create a new collection of songs.

Anne-Marie Erickson, Grand Rapids, Itasca
Funding will allow the artist to edit and complete their memoir and work with a book designer to prepare the book for print.

Annmarie Geniusz, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the artist’s creation of three temporary chalk art portraits in various areas of Duluth.

Carla Hamilton-Eisele, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the artist’s time and materials to create a new collection of work.

Ginger Juel, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the time, materials, and equipment for creating a touch-sensitive family-friendly art workshop.

Jessica Morgan, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the artist’s time and printing costs to create a chapbook as well as promote the book to be presented at a literary festival.

Judy Nelson, Cohasset, Itasca
Funding will support the artist’s time and equipment to lead a writer’s workshop.

Juliana DeBellis, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the artist’s creation of a film retelling classic stories, myths, and legends through dance.

Cory Coffman, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the artist’s time to engineer/record three singles.

Kris Kieper, Grand Marais, Cook
Funding will support the artist’s time and materials to create new needle-felt pieces for an exhibition at the Splitrock Lighthouse.

Mary Casanova, International Falls, Koochiching
Funding will enable the artist to create a pitch deck for a limited television series.

Monica Ihrke, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the artist’s creation of a new series of linocuts and the purchase of supplies, materials for a show, and commercial printing.

Natalija Walbridge, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the artist’s continuation of a series of fabric collages.

Nelia Harper, Grand Rapids, Itasca
Funding will support promotional materials and coordination of artist meetups/paint-outs.

Paul Metsa, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the production of audio and video recordings of senior citizen interviews.

Rita Morris, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the artist’s creation of a body of work that is larger in scale than they’ve done before.

Robert Runnels, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the recording and release of a studio album.

Steven Karels, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the production, publishing, and promotion of a debut album.

Riley Reif, Ely, St. Louis
Funding will support the creation of the gear with natural materials used for a 111 mile hike and engage in conversations with communities along the hike.
 

Artist Access Grant

Sarah Seidelmann, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the creation of a single large-scale painting.

Alex Breilein, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the creation of an online print shop for the artist’s work.

Anastasia Bamford, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will allow the artist to publish a book of poems and photography and time and materials to exhibit the work.

Ann Ward, Grand Marais, Cook
Funding will support the artist’s participation in the Hovland Art Festival.

Kayli Staubus, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the artist’s time and materials to create a handbound poetry chapbook.

Linnaea Borealis Rose, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the materials and studio space to create seven illustrations to be hung in the Encore Performing Arts Center & Gallery during their winter production.

Melanie Lieb, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the material and equipment for the creation of a conceptual jewelry collection.

Sally Koski, Ely, St. Louis
Funding would support the artist’s studio time to develop five fiber pieces using natural dyes and fibers.

Moss Kupper, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the artist’s time to transcribe journal entries and pay for illustrations for a manuscript.
 

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant

Allie Tibbetts, Cloquet, Carlton
Funding will support the publication of a children’s book centering on Ojibwe/Anishinaabe cultural teachings and beliefs about babies.

Duluth All Souls Night, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the build/documentation of a giant moose lantern puppet with guest artist, Andrew Kim.

Nate Johnson, Northome, Koochiching
Funding will support time and materials to host a black ash basket-making class.

Daniel Benoit, Duluth, St. Louis, Duluth
Funding will support the coordination and production of a live stream performance featuring local emerging musicians/performers.

Third Coast Chamber Collective, Cohasset, Itasca
Funding will support the artists involved in the Third Coast Chamber Collective Winter Music Festival.

Twin Ports Rosemaling Society, Grand Rapids, Itasca
Funding will support the Scandinavian folk art, craft and music festival.

Nordic Center, Duluth, St. Louis
Funding will support the Stämman Music and Dance Festival.
 

Rural & Community Art Project Grant

Art Along The Lake, Grand Marais, Cook
The funding will support expanded outreach efforts to grow participation in the Art Along the Lake event.

Ely ArtWalk, Ely, St. Louis
Funding will support paying staff and promotional materials and photography for the Ely Art Walk.

Ely Winter Festival, Ely, St. Louis
Funding will support coordination and artist stipends for the Snow Sculpting Symposium at the Ely Winter Festival.

Grace House, Grand Rapids, Itasca
Funding will support A Prairie Homeless Companion: A live performance and broadcast that shines a light on housing instability in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota.

Grand Rapids Arts, Grand Rapids, Itasca
Funding will support the Grand Rapids First Friday summer concert series.

Itasca Life Options, Grand Rapids, Itasca
Funding will support Inclusive Theatre for Grand Rapids. Bold Choice Theatre Troupe to visit Grand Rapids to perform their original musical for the community.

Little Knife Sanctuary, Knife River, Lake
Funding will support the creation of a puppet-making workshop series with a master class instructor.

Mesabi Musical Theatre, Gilbert, St. Louis
Funding will support the production of the Legally Blonde musical.

Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championships, Virginia, St. Louis
Funding will support staff and materials involved in the production of the Old Time Fiddle Championships.

County Seat Theater, Cloquet, Carlton
Funding will support participant stipends, administrative costs, and promotional expenses of The Roundabout Art Tour of N.Carlton County.

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