Category Archives: Grant Info


Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership is wants your Ideas!

Photo Cred: Jeff Bullas

The NWRSDP invites ideas!

The Regional Partnerships support and facilitate research, education, planning and policy projects consistent with the RSDP mission, goals and principles.

Three Bedrock Principles that guide the work of the Partnerships are:

  • Develop and sustain a richer and more vibrant partnership with the citizens of each region and their land grant university.
  • Address agricultural, natural resources, and tourism issues consistent with sustainable development principles.
  • Promote the concept of active citizenship, which calls on us to think first and foremost as citizens with a commitment to working through issues and exploring opportunities in an integrated and democratic manner.

Have an idea? Seed funding is available for projects that build robust community-University partnerships. Download this Project Idea Brief, share your idea, and submit it.  (If you can’t link out to it the form is here  —–>project-idea-brief-form-rsdp)

The Work Groups meet in even numbered months;

Idea Briefs are due:

  • March 30, 2015
  • May 30, 2015
  • Sept 30, 2015.

If the project request is $2,500 or less, is aligned with the bedrock principles and priorities, and has clearly defined timeline and deliverables, funding decisions will be based on Idea Brief.

For project requests greater than $2,500, a full proposal is needed. If you wish to start with the full proposal, please request the form from Linda Kingery.

NWRSDP anticipates $53,000 to invest in projects in during FY16.

Please contact Linda Kingery at 218-281-8697 or for more details.

More info can be found here.

Warroad Summer Theatre: Event Line Up

Warroad Summer Theatre is celebrating 35 years!



2015 season

“Escanaba In Love”

by: Jeff Daniels

Directed by: Jenee Provance

March 26-29

Warroad American Legion

218-386-3435 for reservations

April 15-18

Rock Harbor Lodge

218-442-7215 for reservations

“The 39 Steps”

by: John Buchan & Patrick Barlow

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and yo have an intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy!

Directed by: John Grinsell

June 11-14 & June 18-21

Warroad Highschool Mini Theatre

218-386-3345 for reservations

“Music Man”

by: Meredith Willson based on a book by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

Harold Hill intends to cheat River City with his standard scam of offering to train a boys’ marching band, then skip town with the money.  Things go awry when he falls for the town librarian…

Directed by: Jenee Provance

July 8-12 & July 15-19

Warroad Highschool Mini Theatre

218-386-3435 for reservations

MSAB: Artist Initiative Grant Deadline

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Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2016 Artist Initiative grant application deadline 
The FY 2016 Artist Initiative grant program is now open for application. The FY 2016 Artist Initiative Program Overview and Application Instructions are available on the Arts Board Web site.
The deadlines to submit applications for the FY 2016 Artist Initiative  grant program are:
  • Literary arts; poetry, prose: June 12, 2015
  • Performing arts; dance, music, and theater: June 12, 2015
  • Visual arts; media arts, photography, and two- and three-dimensional visual arts: August 7, 2015 
Please note that applications must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.
The Arts Board uses WebGrants, an online grants management system, for all applications. Registration is required of all applicants before beginning an application to any Arts Board program. It is only necessary to register once. To register, visit the Arts Board Web site. See the NEWS section on the home page for WebGrants instructions and registration information.
Those considering a first time application are urged to review the program’s eligibility requirements and to speak with program officer Kathee Foran prior to beginning an application. She can be reached at (651) 215-1626, toll-free at (800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at

Community Barn Dance!

North Country Fiddle and Dance

The O’Neil Family Band

proudly presents

Community Barn Dance

Saturday, March 28th.

The O’Neil Family Band of East Grand Forks and Shawn Glidden of St. Paul are teaming up to put together the North Country Fiddle and Dance event at the East Grand Forks Eagles Club from 7:30p-10:00p.

The O'Neil Family Band

Tom, Jeanne and Erin O’neil delight their audience with a variety of folk music that has endured for ages and they are ready to share it with you!

What can you expect?  A whole lotta’ fun, that’s what!

North American Folk and barn dancing; longways reels, circles and simple squares.  There might even be a few jigs, waltzes and reels for you to see or join in on.

Everyone is welcome, as are all types of dancers!  And don’t worry!  If you don’t know how to do any of these things…there will be lessons.  You’re never too old or too young to learn;  just ask Erin when she started.

Come join in the fun and don’t be a square…just dance one!

Donations at the Door will be gladly accepted.

This activity made possible in part by a grant from Northwest Minnesota Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s General Fund.

The O’Neil Family Band’s Community Barn Dance with Shawn Glidden

March 28, 2015


East Grand Forks Eagles Club

227 10th St. Northwest

MSAB: Festival Support Grants Deadline

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 4.04.15 PMMinnesota State Arts Board has announced their fiscal year 2014 Grant Application Deadline.  

It is: May 22, 2015.

In their own words:

Minnesota Festival Support is a pilot program designed to engage Minnesotans in festivals that celebrate the arts, build community, and expose communities to diverse art forms including folk and traditional arts.

The program provides funding for sponsoring or presenting organizations to feature Minnesota individual artists and Minnesota arts groups in arts festivals, or in the arts components of broader, community-based festivals.

Who can apply?

  • A Minnesota arts producing organization, arts presenting organization or presenting affiliate, or community group, that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or has a nonprofit, tax-exempt fiscal agent.
  • A Minnesota public agency such as a public school district or unit of local, state, or tribal government.

How much is available?

Between $5000.00 and $75000.00! Applicants must provide 25% of the total projects cash expenses from other sources and may receive up to 75% of the total project’s cash expenses in combine support from MSAB and area art councils.

Click here for more information.