Kitzhaber receives a state arts grant

A Coon Rapids woman has been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board grant.

kitzhaberJeannine Kitzhaber received one of 228 grants awarded to Minnesota artists and organizations through the artist initiative, cultural community partnership and arts learning grant programs.

Kitzhaber was awarded a $5,000 artist initiative grant.

Artist initiative grants, which totaled $1,611,633 and ranged from $2,200 to $10,000, have been given to 171 Minnesota artists to support artistic development, nurture creativity and recognize the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota.

The grants support artists working in the disciplines of dance, media arts, music, photography, poetry, prose, theater and visual arts.

Kitzhaber’s grant was in the visual arts category.

According to the arts board website, Kitzhaber will create 10 to 12 new works based on physical and intangible maps which will be exhibited during her open studio at Art-A-Whirl and Art Attack.

These arts board grants support artistic development and lifelong learning in the arts throughout Minnesota. The grants are estimated to serve 950,000 community members.

Artist initiative grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota Legislature to the Minnesota State Arts Board and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Minnesota State Arts Board, a state agency dedicated to ensuring that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts, receives an appropriation from the Minnesota Legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and private sources.

Additional information about the arts board can be found online at www.arts.state.mn.us.

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