McKnight approves $26.9 million in 3rd quarter 2014 grantmaking

Congratulations to our Seward gems, the Playwrights’ Center and Studio 206 in the Ivy building, for being two of the 14 arts organizations awarded by the McKnight Foundation this third quarter! Each organization will be funded for two years.

“The Playwrights’ Center received $160,000 for its ongoing mission to foster new play development and career advancement for playwrights; Studio 206 received $100,000 for general operating support and for The Gymnasium project, a consortium of creative risk-takers aiming to incubate ideas and connections across disciplines and fields.”

Read the entire notice on the McKnight Foundation’s website here.

By Deborah Ervin

Deb holds an M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management from Saint Mary’s University, and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota where she majored in theater. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Deb has 12 years of experience working in the nonprofit arts sector, working with Twin Cities cultural gems such as The Cedar Cultural Center, the Midtown Global Market, In the Heart of the Beast Puppetry and Mask Theatre, and more. She’s primarily drawn towards work that involves relationship building, such as communications and fundraising. Deb also has two decades of experience as an events manager for live music, theater, and dance. Her work as a stage manager has brought her into intimate collaborations with diverse communities, artists from around the globe, and projects ranging from river boat ballets to burlesque holiday shows.

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