Saint Paul, MN -- The Minnesota State Arts Board
recently made grants totaling $136,000 to seventeen Minnesota poets and
year, the Arts Board offers fellowships
in eight artistic disciplines to recognize, reward, and encourage
outstanding Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers.
Fellowships allow artists to set aside time to work, to purchase materials
or supplies, or to achieve specific career goals.
213 applications, peer advisory panels selected seventeen artists to
receive $8,000 each. Fellowship panels are made up of four to seven arts
professionals and arts administrators. Grantees were evaluated for
artistic quality and the merit of their fellowship plans.
Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency dedicated to enriching the
cultural lives of all Minnesotans. Funds for Minnesota State Arts Board
programs are provided through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature, with additional funding from the
National Endowment for the Arts.
2001 POETRY FELLOWSHIPS
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