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Olmsted County

Arts & Cultural Heritage or Legacy grants were awarded to these organizations in Olmsted County.

Ability Building Center

$10,000 in FY2011 for Empowering People with Disabilities Through Art

Absolute Theatre

$10,000 in FY2023 to Launch Season 22-23 after Pandemic Pause

Art 4 Trails

$10,000 in FY2019 for Expanding Rochester Public Art Partnerships

Boys & Girls Club of Rochester

$7,300 in FY2014 for Young Poets Program
$10,000 in FY2015 for Meet the Music Program

Byron Community Education

$5,000 in FY2023 for Starting Up a Middle School Art Club

C Productions

$9,897 in FY2011 for The Syringa Tree

C4 Concerned Citizens for a Creative Community

$10,000 in FY 2013 for The Venue

Celebration of a City (Rochesterfest)

$10,000 in FY2013 for River City Rhapsody
$10,000 in FY2014 for River City Rhapsody
$10,000 in FY2015 for River City Rhapsody Drum and Bugle Corps Program
$5,000 in FY2022 for Rochesterfest – Rochester Symphony Orchestra
$5,000 in FY2023 for Rochesterfest Features local Entertainment

Children’s Dance Theatre

$10,000 in FY2010 for educational partnership with Minnesota Ballet
$3,335 in FY2012 for Summer Dance Intensive
$4,000 in FY2014 for Summer Dance Intensive
$10,000 in FY2017 for 30th Anniversary Celebration Events
$9,785 in FY2018 for Special Season Events

Choral Arts Ensemble

$10,000 in FY2010 for Symphonic Chorus
$3,000 in FY2016 for Regional Outreach Concerts
$9,700 in FY2018 for Choir Country
$7,000 in FY 2019 for Annual High School Choral Festival,
$3,000 in FY2019 for CAE Outreach Quartet
$10,000 in FY2023 for High School Choral Festival 2023

Community Alliance of Rochester for Equality

$10,000 in FY2012 for Cambodian Traditional Arts Presentation
$10,000 in FY2014 for Art, Collaboration, and Cultural Awareness

Diversity Council

$10,000 in FY2012 for Celebration of Diversity and Inclusivity
$10,000 in FY2013 for Celebrating Diversity and Inclusivity
$10,000 in FY2014 for Celebrating Diversity and Inclusivity

Dover Eyota Music Association

$10,000 in FY2016 for Southeast Minnesota a Cappella Workshop
$10,000 in FY2017 for 2017 SE MN a Cappella
$10,000 in FY2018 for a Cappella Workshops
$10,000 in FY2019 for 2019 SE MN a Cappella Workshops

Gallery 24 Artists Collaborative

$9,299 in FY2023 for Summer Art Classes

Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust

$10,000 in FY2023 for Med City Talking Trails

Hambone Music Festival

$10,000 in FY2012 for Festival Expenses
$10,000 in FY2013 for Festival Expenses
$10,000 in FY2014 for Festival Expenses
$10,000 in FY2015 for Festival Expenses
$10,000 in FY2016 for Festival Expenses

Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota

$10,000 in FY2010 for third annual summer musical
$10,000 in FY2015 for Singsation Children’s Choral Festival

Immersion Youth Repertory

$8,150 in FY2020 for Youth Repertory Theater Summer 2020 Season

John Marshall High School

$10,000 in FY2010 for permanent leaded glass installation as an arts immersion/education project

Madonna Living Community

$10,000 in FY2014 for Art for Health and Wellness

Med City Arts Festival

$6,000 in FY2021 for Regional Arts Festival for Visual & Performing Art

Minnesota Ballet Theatre

$10,000 in FY2013 for Festival of Holidays/Traditions

Music Lessons for All

$8,160 in FY2022 for Sponsoring 7 Students for Piano Lessons
$7,335 in FY2023 for Sponsoring 7 Students for Piano and Guitar Lessons

Olmsted County Historical Society

$10,000 in FY2014 to update the book Houses on the Hill

Olmsted Medical Center

$10,000 in FY2010 for artwork to display at two OMC locations
$10,000 in FY2010 for an outdoor sculpture by a local artist for OMC main clinic

Resounding Voices

$10,000 in FY2018 for Resounding Voices Chorus
$8,000 in FY2020 for Collaborative Performance with High School
$10,000 in FY2022 for Collaborative Performance with Sing Out Loud

Rhapsody Performing Arts for All

$10,000 in FY2016 for River City Rhapsody Drum & Bugle Corps Event
$10,000 in FY2017 for River City Rhapsody Drum & Bugle Corps Event
$10,000 in FY2018 for River City Rhapsody Drum & Bugle Corps Event

Rochester Art Center

$30,000 for Adolescence Through the Lens ($10,000 each FY2011, FY2013, FY2014)
$8,250 in FY2016 for Docent Program
$10,000 in FY2017 for Catalyst Artists Resource Fair
$10,000 in FY2022 for Utica Queen Programming
$10,000 in FY2023 for Arts Programming

Rochester Art Ensemble

$10,000 in FY2016 for Day of the Dead Poets Slam
$10,000 in FY2017 for Day of the Dead Poets Slam
$10,000 in FY2019 for Day of the Dead Poets Slam

Rochester Arts & Culture Collaborative

$10,000 in FY2014 for Art4Trails

Rochester Arts Council

$10,000 in FY2010 for ARTikids
$10,000 in FY2010 for public art bench project
$10,000 in FY2011 for ARTigras
$10,000 in FY2012 for ARTigras
$10,000 in FY2013 for ARTigras

Rochester Chamber Music Society

$6,000 in FY2014 for Concert Season
$3,500 in FY2015 for Jazz Concert

Rochester Civic Music Department

$50,000 in FY2010 for World Music Pilot Project I
$35,500 in FY2011 for World Music Pilot Project II
$10,000 in FY2012 for World Music Pilot Project III
$10,000 in FY2012 for World Music Mini-Residencies
$10,000 in FY2013 for World Music Mini-Residencies
$10,000 in FY2014 for World Music Mini Residencies
$10,000 in FY2015 for World Music Mini-Residencies
$10,000 in FY2016 for World Music Mini-Residencies
$10,000 in FY2018 for World Music Mini-Residencies
$10,000 in FY2019 for World Music Mini-Residencies
$6,000 in FY2021 for 2021 Global Music Mini-Residencies
$10,000 in FY2022 for 2022 Global Music Mini-Residencies
$10,000 in FY2023 for Global Music Series 2023

Rochester Civic Theatre Company

$10,000 in FY2010 for a play in conjunction with the RACE exhibit
$10,000 in FY2011 for Moving Forward, Giving Back
$10,000 in FY2013 for The Legacy Series
$10,000 in FY2015 for Breaking the Cycle/Phase II
$10,000 in FY2017 for Summer @ The Civic
$10,000 in FY2019 for Civic Summer Conservatory
$10,000 in FY2022 for Season Support 2022
$10,000 in FY2023 for Matilda the Musical

Rochester Ensemble of Dance

$10,000 in FY2023 for The Polar Express dance production

Rochester Community & Technical College

$1,250 in FY2010 for Minneapolis Guitar Quartet’s Saturday library program in Rochester
$10,000 in FY2014 for the LIFE Program Writing Project
$10,000 in FY2015 for the LIFE Program North-Star State Historical Non-Fiction Project

Rochester Community Media

$10,000 in FY2014 for Multimedia Artist Spotlight Video Series

Rochester Community Education

$10,000 in FY2016 for Heroes and Heroines: Tales, Music, and Theater

Rochester Dance Company

$10,000 in FY2010 for Rise
$10,000 in FY2011 for The Wizard of Oz
$7,000 in FY2013 for The Nutcracker
$4,000 in FY2014 for The Nutcracker
$10,000 in FY2016 for The Nutcracker
$10,000 in FY2018 for Coppelia
$10,000 in FY2023 for Odyssey: The Epic Journey Home

Rochester Ensemble of Dance

$10,000 in FY2022 for 2022-2023 Holiday and Spring Performances

Rochester Irish Fest

$5,000 in FY2013 for Labor Day Weekend Festival
$10,000 in FY2014 for Labor Day Weekend Festival
$10,000 in FY2015 for Labor Day Weekend Festival
$10,000 in FY2016 for Labor Day Weekend Festival
$10,000 in FY2017 for Irish Fest

Rochester Male Chorus

$10,000 in FY2013 for Christmas Extravaganza
$10,000 in FY2015 for 85th Anniversary Big Sing
$10,000 in FY2017 for The Wonder of Christmas
$10,000 in FY2018 for Memories of Christmas
$10,000 in FY2019 for RMC and Minnesota Boys’ Choir Join Voices
$10,000 in FY2022 for Christmas Past, Present, Future
$10,000 in FY2023 for A Jazzy Christmas

Rochester Music Guild

$7,800 in FY2010 for Scholarship Competition
$6,850 in FY2011 for Scholarship Competition
$5,430 in FY2012 for Scholarship Competition
$7,160 in FY2014 for Scholarship Competition
$8,670 in FY2015 for Scholarship Competition;
$10,000 in FY2016 for Scholarship Competition
$10,000 in FY2017 for Scholarship Competition
$10,000 in FY2018 for Annual Scholarship Competition
$10,000 in FY2019 for 55th Scholarship Competition
$10,000 in FY2020 for RMG’s 56th Annual Scholarship Competition
$10,000 in FY2022 for RMG’s 57th Scholarship Competition
$10,000 in FY2023 for 58th Annual Music Competition

Rochester Repertory Theatre Company

$10,000 in FY2011 for Lighting
$10,000 in FY2012 for Sitting Pretty Campaign
$10,000 in FY2013 for Air Conditioning
$10,000 in FY2015 for Enhancing the Total Theatre Experience;
$10,000 in FY2017 for Royalties and Script Rentals
$10,000 in FY2018 for Royalties and Script Rentals
$10,000 in FY2019 for Project Rights and Royalties
$10,000 in FY2022 for Royalties and Artist Stipends for 2022-23 Season
$10,000 in FY2023 for Royalties and Artist Stipends for 2023-24 Season

Rochester Symphony

$10,000 in FY2011 for Playing with the Pros
$10,000 in FY2012 for Playing with the Pros
$10,000 in FY2013 for Symphonic Interactive Media Art
$10,000 in FY2014 for Tchaikovsky’s Original Nutcracker Ballet
$10,000 in FY2015 for Children’s Concert for Area 4th Grade Students
$10,000 in FY2016 for Concert for Area 4th Grade Students
$10,000 in FY2017 for Free Family Previews
$9,560 in FY2018 for Concert for Area 4th Grade Students
$10,000 in FY2019 for Concert for Area 4th Grade Students
$4,750 in FY2020 for Concert for Fourth Grade Students
$10,000 in FY2022 for Chamber Music Outreach Series


$9,370 in FY2019 for ROCKchester Youth Music and Art Festival
$9 ,900 in FY2020 for ROCKchester Youth Music and Arts Festival

Ronald McDonald House

$10,000 in FY2013 for Hand in Hand: Heartists Helping Children

Samaritan Bethany Foundation

$10,000 in FY2011 for a permanent display of artwork by regional artists
$10,000 in FY2012 for Art Access for Life

Senior Citizen Services (125 Live)

$10,000 in FY2013 for Arts 101
$4,850 in FY2022 for Increasing Accessibility for Community Pottery Studio

Shorewood Senior Campus

$10,000 in FY2017 for Interactive Art and Creative Aging with SEMCIL
$10,000 in FY2018 for Aging Artfully
$10,000 in FY2020 for Bringing World Arts to Senior Populations
$5,000 in FY2022 for Interactive Arts for Seniors
$5,000 in FY2023 for Arts for Active Seniors

Sing Out Loud

$10,000 in FY2012 to form Bella Fiore teaching choir and the Young Women’s Choral Festival
$10,000 in FY2017 for Youth Choral Community Outreach and Scholarship Program
$10,000 in FY2019 for Youth Choral Arts and Scholarship Program
$10,000 in FY2022 for Youth Choral Arts Community Outreach Program
$10,000 in FY2023 for Youth Choral Music Community Outreach Initiative

Southeastern Minnesota Suzuki Association

$4,000 in FY2016 for Gasshuku at Eagle Bluff Music Workshop

Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras

$13,632 in FY2010 for YMCA Music Outreach
$13,850 in FY2011 for YMCA Music Outreach
$10,000 in FY2012 for YMCA Music Outreach
$10,000 in FY2013 for YMCA Music Outreach
$10,000 in FY2014 for YMCA Music Outreach
$10,000 in FY2016 for Midori Residency
$6,345 in FY2018 for Sectional Coaching by Professional Musicians
$6,775 in FY2019 for Professional Coaching for Youth Orchestra
$5,000 in FY2021 for Professional Coaching for Youth Musicians
$10,000 in FY2023 for Professional Coaching for Youth Musicians

Zumbro Valley Health Center

$10,000 in FY2019 for Creating Healing Environments within Mental Health