June 23--Arts education grants have been awarded by the Rochester Arts Council to 14 youth-related arts and humanities organizations in the community.
Funds for the grants were raised in the Dancing for the Arts competition held in April.
-- Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, $1,500 to provide an artist-in-residence printmaking workshop for teens.
-- Children's Dance Theatre, $1,000 to support performances of "Madeline's Christmas."
-- Hambone Music Festival, $1,000 for a Blues for Kids harmonica education workshop.
-- History Center of Olmsted County, $2,000 to support summer day camps focused on archeology, early settler life and Native Americans.
-- Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota, $900 to support the "Sharing Music in the Schools" outreach program, which brings choral music to Rochester schools.
-- Minnesota Children's Museum of Rochester, $1,200 for "Jump Start the Arts," introducing young people to voice, musical instruments, theater and the fine arts.
-- Rochester Art Center, $1,500 to support "Tastes Like Paint" after-school program.
-- Rochester Civic Theatre, $4,000 for conservatory level intensive training in acting, performance, music and dance.
-- Rochester Irish Fest, $1,000 for youth workshops on traditional Irish music and dance
-- Rochester Public Library, $2,400 to assist in purchase of iPads and software to develop art programming for teens.
-- Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, $3,000 for arts and crafts supplies for family fun cart.
-- Sing Out Loud, $1,250 to expand the Bellettes program for girls in grades 1 through 5.
-- Southern Minnesota Suzuki Association, $250 to support a biennial music training workshop.
-- Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras, $1,000 to support smaller group music education opportunities.
Dancing for the Arts pairs local celebrities with professional dance instructors for a night of entertainment and fundraising. The next even will be held in May 2015.
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