Intermedia Arts awarded with major ArtPlace grant

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June 12, 2012 by Sarah M

// By Sarah McKenzie //

Intermedia Arts is among three arts organizations in Minneapolis receiving a major grant from ArtPlace — a new collaboration of major foundations and federal agencies across the country.

All told, the Minneapolis projects will receive nearly $1 million, according to a news release from ArtPlace.

Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave., is devoted to art across a variety of platforms. It has been awarded a $325,000 grant from ArtPlace. It plans to use the money on a project embedding artists in the city’s planning process on projects like new transit corridors and other major infrastructure work.

The other Minneapolis projects to receive funding include the Pillsbury House + Theatre’s plan to create a Chicago Avenue Arts District and the Native American Cultural Corridor — a half-mile corridor with the densest urban population of Native Americans in the country.

“These Minneapolis projects receiving ArtPlace funding exemplify the best in creative placemaking,” said ArtPlace’s Carol Colletta in a statement. “The demonstrate a deep understanding of how smart investments in art, design and culture as part of a larger portfolio of revitalization strategies can change the trajectory of communities and increase economic opportunities for people.”

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