The Jerome Foundation has awarded 10 grants to Minnesota arts organizations, with the largest going to Northern Lights.MN and The Loft Literary Center. The St. Paul-based foundation announced 24 grants totalling more than $790,000 Thursday, with the rest going to New York groups. Northern Lights.MN, which mixes various disciplines and technology to create art in public spaces, got $130,000 for Art(ists) on theVerge, a fellowship program for emerging talents. The Loft received $104,000 for its Mentor Series, which connects acclaimed writers with promising Minnesota writers for intensive study. Other Minnesota groups receiving grants between $68,000 and $9,000 are Forecast Public Art, The Givens Foundation for African American Literature, Pillsbury House + Theatre, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Playwrights’ Center, Tofte Lake Center in Ely, Zenon Dance Company, and Mu Performing Arts.

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