The award is granted annually to a Minnesota artist and comes with a $100,000 prize.
The $50,000 award goes to Minnesotan who has made significant contributions to the state’s culture.
Core Writers include Mathilde Dratwa, L M Feldman, Franky D. Gonzalez, Yilong Liu, TyLie Shider, Deborah Yarchun, and Nathan Yungerberg.
The award, which honors a Minnesota artist, comes with a $50,000 cash prize.
The playwright/director has won the $50,000 prize for his contribution to the arts in Minnesota.