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Paramount Theatre receives $43K in MSAB grants

SAINT PAUL – The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded an Operating Support grant totaling $43,553 to the Historic Paramount Theatre in Austin.   

At its July meeting, the Arts Board approved 285 grants through its Arts Learning, Operating Support, and Minnesota Festival Support grant programs. These are the first of four rounds of grants the board will award this fiscal year. Together, grants in these three programs total more than $19 million.

The Operating Support grant program invests in high quality, established arts organizations that produce, present, or exhibit works of art, to organizations that provide a broad range of services to artists, and to community arts schools and conservatories that make arts learning available to Minnesotans of all ages and abilities.

Operating Support grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s arts and cultural heritage fund and by an appropriation from the State’s general fund.

To learn more about FY 2020 grantees and their activities, visit the Arts Board Web site at http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/2020/index.htm.

The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency dedicated to ensuring that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts. It receives appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Arts Board offers grants, services, and other resources to individuals and organizations throughout the state to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state. Additional information about the Arts Board can be found online at www.arts.state.mn.us.