skip to content
Primary navigation

Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

legacy_amendment

The Department of Administration manages the following Fiscal year (FY) 2024-25 Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund grants per Minnesota Session Laws-2023, Chapter 40, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 6. This appropriation states that the commissioner of administration may use a portion of the appropriation for costs that are directly related to and necessary for the administration of grants in the subdivision. The Department of Administration is claiming four percent each year to administer Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund grants in the FY24-25 biennium.

For information on prior years' grant awards, visit the archived information page. For other information, contact our Office of Grants Management Team. To learn more about the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, visit https://www.legacy.mn.gov/

Fiscal Year 2024-2025

Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (AMPERS)

 $1,968,500.00 the first year and $1,968,500 the second year are to the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations for production and acquisition grants in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.19.

Funds were allocated to each member station based on Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations' recommendations.

MEMBER STATION FY 2024 AMOUNT FY 2025 AMOUNT
AMPERS $898,500.00 $350,000.00
KAXE-FM Grand Rapids, MN $117,000.00 $50,000.00
KBEM-FM Minneapolis, MN $117,000.00 $50,000.00
KBXE-FM Bemidji, MN $120,000.00 $50,000.00
KMSU-FM Mankato, MN $100,000.00 $50,000.00
KQAL-FM Winona, MN $81,000.00 $50,000.00
KSRQ-FM Thief River Falls, MN $117,000.00 $50,000.00
WDSE-FM Duluth, MN $70,000.00 $50,000.00
KUOM-AM Minneapolis, MN $117,000.00 $50,000.00
KVSC-FM St. Cloud, MN $117,000.00 $50,000.00
WTIP-FM Grand Rapids $117,000.00 $50,000.00


Public Television

$4,800,000 the first year and $4,320,000 the second year are to the Minnesota Public Television Association for production and acquisition grants according to Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.18. Of the amount in the first year, $960,000 is for producing Minnesota military and veterans' history stories and unique immigrant stories from around the state.

MEMBER STATION FY 2024 AMOUNT FY 2025 AMOUNT
KAWE - Lakeland Public Television 362,697.54 $405,145.82
KFME - Prairie Public Television  
$292,697.15 $322,199.94
KSMQ - Austin, MN  
$332,563.39 $369,438.77
KTCA/TPT-Twin Cities Public Television $2,116,740.78 $2,401,185.23
KWCM - Pioneer Public Television  
$357,313.57 $398,766.33
WDSE - Duluth, MN  
$377,987.58 $423,263.91


Minnesota Military and Veterans' History Stories and Unique Immigrant Stories FY 2024 AMOUNT
KAWE - Lakeland Public Television $160,000.00
KFME - Prairie Public Television  
$160,000.00
KSMQ - Austin, MN  
$160,000.00
KTCA/TPT-Twin Cities Public Television $160,000.00
KWCM - Pioneer Public Television  
$160,000.00
WDSE - Duluth, MN  
$160,000.00


Minnesota Public Radio

$1,968,000 each year is for Minnesota Public Radio to create programming and expand news service on Minnesota's cultural heritage and history.

Wilderness Inquiry

$480,000.00 the first year and $576,000.00 the second year are to Wilderness Inquiry to preserve Minnesota's outdoor history, culture, and heritage by connecting Minnesota youth and families to natural resources

Como Park Zoo

$1,656,000.00 each year is to the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory for program development that features educational programs and habitat enhancement, special exhibits, music appreciation programs, and historical garden access and preservation.

Science Museum of Minnesota

$792,000.00 each year is to the Science Museum of Minnesota for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage, including student and teacher outreach, statewide educational initiatives, and community-based exhibits that preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.

Appetite for Change

$192,000.00 the first year is to the nonprofit Appetite for Change for the Community Cooks programming, which will preserve the cultural heritage of growing and cooking food in Minnesota.

Lake Superior Zoo

$144,000.00 each year is to the Lake Superior Zoo to develop educational exhibits and programs.

Great Lakes Aquarium

$240,000.00 each year is to the Lake Superior Center Authority to prepare, fabricate, and install a hands-on exhibit with interactive learning components to educate Minnesotans on the history of the natural landscape of the state.

State Band

$24,000.00 the first year and $24,000 the second year are to the Minnesota state band to provide free concerts throughout the state.

Veterans Memorial Park in Wyoming

$96,000.00  the first year is for a grant to the city of Wyoming to build the Veterans Memorial Plaza and related interpretive walk in Railroad Park.

Great Northern Festival

$72,000.00 the first year and $72,000.00 the second year are for a grant to support the Great Northern Festival, which connects attendees to parks, outdoor spaces, and cultural venues through a festival.

Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

$50,000 the first year is to the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities to continue to preserve and raise awareness of the history of Minnesotans with developmental disabilities.

Minnesota Council on Disability

$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year are to the Minnesota Council on Disability to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, and cultural heritage of Minnesotans with disabilities in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Minnesota Council on Disability. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2027.

Keller Regional Park

$480,000.00 the first year is for a grant to Ramsey County to preserve Minnesota's cultural heritage by enhancing the tuj lub courts at Keller Regional Park.

Vietnam War Anniversary

$250,000 the first year is for a grant to the commissioner of veterans affairs to prepare and host a commemoration program for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

St. Paul Cultural Art Installation

$480,000.00 the first year is for a grant to the city of St. Paul for an art installation celebrating Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee

One Heartland Center

$48,000.00 each year is for a grant to One Heartland Center for programming and outdoor activities for families and youth in Minnesota.

Forest Lake Veterans Memorial

$96,000.00 the first year is for a grant to the Forest Lake Veterans Memorial Committee to construct a memorial to veterans of the United States armed forces at Lakeside Memorial Park in the city of Forest Lake. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2027.

Hmong Plaza

$432,000.00 the first year is for a grant to the city of St. Paul to construct the Hmong Plaza at Phalen Lake.

Camille Gage Artist Fellowship

$52,800.00 the first year and $52,800.00 the second year are for a grant to YWCA Minneapolis to fund an annual fellowship to be known as the Camille J. Gage Artist Fellowship. Of this amount, up to $5,000 each year may be used for administrative expenses. YWCA Minneapolis must select a person for the Camille J. Gage Artist Fellowship after an application process that allows both applications by interested persons and nominations of persons by third parties. By October 1, 2026, YWCA Minneapolis must report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction over legacy on the use of money appropriated under this paragraph and on the activities of the person selected for the Camille J. Gage Artist Fellowship under this paragraph. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2026.

Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery

$225,600.00 the first year and $120,000.00 the second year are for arts and cultural heritage programming celebrating African American and Black communities in Minnesota. Of the amount in the first year, $110,000 is for C. Caldwell Fine Arts for an outdoor mural project in North Minneapolis to work with young people to develop skills while using art as the impetus.

Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota

$24,000.00 the first year and $24,000 the second year are for a grant to the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota to celebrate and teach the art, culture, and heritage of Tibetan Americans in Minnesota.

Hong De Wu Guan

$24,000.00 the first year is for a grant to Hong De Wu Guan to create cultural arts projects like Lion Dance for after-school programs for youth.

Sepak Takraw of USA

$48,000.00 the first year is for a grant to the Sepak Takraw of USA to work with youth and after-school programs in the community to teach the cultural games of tuj lub and sepak takraw. This appropriation may not be used to hold events.

30,000 Feet

$72,000.00 the first year and $72,000.00 the second year are for a grant to 30,000 Feet, a nonprofit organization, to help youth and community artists further develop their artistic skills, to create community art and artistic performances, and to promote and share African American history and culture through the arts.

Siengkane Lao Minnesota

$48,000.00 the first year and $48,000.00 the second year are for a grant to Siengkane Lao MN to create cultural arts projects and to preserve traditional performances.

Hmong Cultural Center

$144,000.00 the first year and $144,000.00 the second year are for a grant to the Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota for museum-related programming and educational outreach activities to teach the public about the historical, cultural, and folk arts heritage of Hmong Minnesotans.

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio

$240,000.00 the first year and $240,000.00 the second year are for a grant to Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) to expand arts programming to celebrate Latino cultural heritage; support local artists; and provide professional development, networking, and presentation opportunities.

Hmong RPA Writing System

$288,000 the first year and $288,000 the second year are for grants to recipients who have demonstrated knowledge and interest in preserving Hmong culture to preserve Hmong Minnesotans' heritage, history, language, and culture. Grants must be used in conjunction with Minnesota universities to improve and develop a unified and standardized Latin alphabet form of the Hmong RPA writing system. No portion of this appropriation may be used to encourage religious membership or to conduct personal ceremonies or events.

Somali Museum of Minnesota

$120,000.00 the first year and $120,000.00 the second year are for a grant to the Somali Museum of Minnesota for heritage arts and cultural vitality programs to provide classes, exhibits, presentations, and outreach about the Somali community and heritage in Minnesota.

Minnesota Museum of American Art

$192,000.00 the first year and $192,000.00 the second year are for a grant to the Minnesota Museum of American Art for exhibit programming and for a Native American Fellowship at the museum.

Fanka Programs

$240,000.00 the first year and $240,000.00 the second year are for a grant to Ka Joog statewide Somali-based collaborative programs for arts and cultural heritage. The funding must be used for Fanka programs to provide arts education and workshops, mentor programs, and community presentations and community engagement events throughout Minnesota.

The Bakken Museum

$144,000.00 the first year is for a grant to The Bakken Museum for interactive exhibits and outreach programs on arts and cultural heritage.

4-H Shooting Sports

$48,000.00 the first year is to the University of Minnesota Extension Office to provide grants to Minnesota 4-H chapters that have members participating in state and national 4-H-sanctioned shooting sports events. Eligible costs for grant money include shooting sports equipment and supplies and event fees associated with participating in state shooting sports events.

back to top