10/3/01

MCA to Offer “Buildings and Bonding 101”
How to Build or Renovate a Building for the Arts.

Four sessions of this important short seminar will be held around the state, led by MCA’s Executive Director Sheila Smith and fundraiser John Spokes:

Oct. 12 in Rochester, 1:00 p.m. hosted by the Southeast MN Arts Council at their office, 1610 14th St. NW, #306.

Oct. 19 in Duluth, 9:00 a.m. hosted by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council at the Depot boardroom, 506 W. Michigan St.

Oct. 28 in Fergus Falls, 1:00 p.m. hosted by the Lake Region Arts Council at their office, 133 South Mill St.

Oct. 31 in St. Paul, 1:00 p.m. hosted by the Metropolitan Regional ArtsCouncil at The Brownstone Building, 849 University Avenue West, Room 106. (Intersection of University and Victoria in St. Paul.)

Each seminar will last for three hours, and will consist of:

1 hour of basic discussion about the planning and process of building or renovating a building for the arts.
1hour of Bonding 101: How the State of Minnesota allocates money for buildings and what you should know.
1 hour, general discussion, focused on the projects of attendees.
We will provide some written materials that will help you in your planning. PLEASE call MCA at 651-251-0868 or send your RSVP to she-mca@mtn.org and let us know if you will attend. Attendence at these seminars is FREE.

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