Posted: Monday, 08 October 2012 6:29PM
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts at Saint Mary's University was once again selected to receive grant funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
For the 2013 fiscal year MCA has been awarded funding in the form of an Operating Support grant allowing the organization to continue to provide arts-based learning opportunities and programming to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds in Southeast Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Arts Board funding will help support and expand MCA's current programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre for children and youth. Furthermore, the grant will allow MCA to venture into new community outreach projects, expand its visual art and theatre divisions, grow the adult arts wellness program, and remain fiscally responsible with balanced budgets.
In 2012, MCA employed 31 teaching artists, served 1,032 local children/youth, 108 adult students, and over 3,500 people attended dance and music performances and events produced by MCA.