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Five Wings awards two community grants

Two community grants were recently awarded by the Five Wings Arts Council in the small grants program. This program provides up to $1,000 and is designed for first-time organizational applicants in Cass, Crow Wing, Wadena, Morrison and Todd Counties. It assists those organizations wishing to take advantage of new or late-breaking opportunities which do not allow time to apply within the regular community access grant cycle. Applications for these projects are on-going with no deadlines.

The Central Minnesota Boys Choir has been granted funds to incorporate as a 501(c)3 organization. The group's mission is to work with choir members, parents and professionals to develop talent, artistic opportunities and a quality musical resource for central Minnesota.

The Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd was awarded funding to underwrite the cost of a photographic workshop. This will be offered in conjunction with the 10th Annual Picturing Event on March 27 at the Franklin Arts Center. "Picturing" is a juried photographic exhibit with workshops, keynote speakers and presentation of awards.

For additional information and online application forms, visit the Five Wings Arts Council's new Web site at or call (877) 654-2166.