A New Ulm artist has received $3,000 in funding from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council. Anita Prestidge will use the artist grant to develop Sensory Theatre for middle school students and produce a staged reading of “Shimmer” a collection of fairytales for children. She will be mentored by composer and sound researcher Peter Michael von der Nahmer of New York City. Grant funds will be used for the mentoring fee, supplies, stage rental, filming and editing. She plans to present a free staged reading with feedback at the State Street Theater in June of 2019 and a final workshop and reading at the State Street Theater in October of 2019.