Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) and MN Original are honored to be recognized by Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts for the impact our programming is having statewide by utilizing funds provided by a grant from the Arts and Culture Fund of the Legacy Amendment.

“TPT’s MN Original goes well beyond simply providing quality educational programming.  MN Original creates a high quality and permanent historical record of our astounding artists and arts community,” Sheila Smith, Executive Director of the Minnesota Citizens for the Arts stated. “They are providing a very important and long lasting contribution in preserving a look at Minnesota’s artistic culture as it is today that will be a resource for years to come.”

Our entire team is honored by this recognition and would like to thank the thousands of Minnesota artists and organizations who have worked with us to help further the reach and impact of our artistic community.

Click here to read a full statement from Conservation Minnesota.

Pictured left to right:

Robert P. Rinek, Chair, Board of Trustees, tpt
Jim Pagliarini, President and CEO, tpt
Ashleigh Rowe, Senior Series Producer, MN Original
Shelia Smith, Executive Director, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
Bill Strusinski, Legislative Consultant
Terry O’Reilly, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, tpt