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Bemidji Area Arts Endowment awards grants

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The Bemidji Area Arts Endowment, a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, announced the winners of the 2010 BAAE Grant Round.

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The recipients of the Everett Wilimek Endowment for Orchestral String Studies Scholarship in the amount of $250 each were awarded to Sophie Warrick and Matthew Bock of Bemidji.

The recipients of the BAAE Arts Project Grants are:

- Bemidji Community Arts Center received a grant in the amount of $500 in support of the Spoken Word Series.

- Bemidji State University Department of Music received a grant in the amount of $550 in support of commissioning a four-harpsichord concerto for a concert in 2011.

- Bemidji State University Department of Music received a grant in the amount of $550 in the support of bringing a professional flutist to Bemidji for a concert and master class with high school flutists in 2011.

- First City of the Arts Studio Cruise received a grant in the amount of $1,000 from the Richard and Pamela Nelson Fund for the Visual Arts and the BAAE General Fund in support of the 2010 Studio Cruise.

- Headwaters School of Music and the Arts received a grant in the amount of $750 in support of the "Weekend with Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States" in Sept. 2010.

- The Paul Bunyan Playhouse received a grant in the amount of $841 from the H.B. and Ina T. Roholt Family Fund for the Arts and $159 from the BAAE General Fund to assist in funding the Kevin Kling performance at the Stars in the Street opening event in May.

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