Category Archives: Grant Info

Artist Stores Looking for Members!

10414516_877029658991091_137525728504845841_nIf  you are an artist in any medium looking to promote your work professionally, and to collaborate with others in the art community in operating a commercial shop/gallery, then this opportunity is for you!


Contact Julie Elick in Roseau at 218-452-0976 for information on Artists on Main.

Contact Therese Jacobson at 218-965-4216 or Carolyn Meisel at 701-213-1767 for more information about River Walk Artists.

Student Artist Deadline March 15


Assistance is available to students for a mentorship and/or to attend a training workshop that is not related to credit. Students must be in high school and a resident of our seven county region. Grants can be used for visual art, fine art craft, photography, videography, theater, dance, music, and creative writing.  Look below for a list of Minnesota based camps.  These grants are for $500.00.  Deadline: March 15

Instructions to apply…

  1. First print out the Fact Sheet for a quick reference to the program.
  2. Then read the Instructions for Completing the Student Artist Training Application.
  3. Decide whether you would like to fill in the application on-line or request a pdf version sent to your email.
  4. Complete the application and mail to our office by the deadline.
    If you are awarded a grant, please complete this Student final report form in Word.  This report is due 60 days after your project’s ending date.

Below is a list of MN based organizations that offer opportunities and camps for students.  Please surf around these sites, that Therese has provided.  She researched where kids can go to learn in MN!   Students can also work one-on-one with a mentor (teacher) who lives in our area.  Pictured above is Karlee with her high school teacher Erin Nelson.  Karlee completed a mentorship in painting with a $500.00 grant from NWMAC.

1. UMN School of Music

  1. MCAD: Minneapolis College of Art & Design


The Children’s Theatre Company Theatre Arts Training

  1. 11th Annual Allegro Orchestra Camp

  1. Sing Minnesota

  1. Carleton College


  1. The Art Institutes International Minnesota


  1. The Loft Literary Center


  1. Trollwood


  1. Northern Clay Center

Grant Deadline Feb 1

apply now imageFebruary 1 is a big deadline for our grants.  The two grants with deadlines are Arts Legacy Grants and Arts Project Grants.

Here are some quick links to help you access parts of our website and our current application forms for the deadline.

Arts Project Grant Application Form in Word

Arts Project Grant and General Guidelines

Grant Forms Quick List (this page includes the link to use to register your organization and your grant writer to complete an Arts Legacy Grant)

Soon we will have more of our applications available in our on-line system.

Arts Legacy Grant school residency app with tips page

DEADLINE: IND Fellowship Grant 01-09-2015

2nd Round of Grant Applications NWMAC is taking.  Deadline for this grants opportunity is January 09, 2015.  A total of 5 grants will be awarded:

(3) $1500.00

(2) $5000.00

Apply today!

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is one of eleven regional arts councils in the State of Minnesota. The regional arts council system provides a decentralized mechanism for the distribution of arts funding.

Apply today!

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council offers granting programs, information services, technical assistance, and arts programs to residents of the seven counties of northwestern Minnesota. The seven-county area includes Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau Counties.

Apply today!

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council developed the Northwest Artist Fellowship program with McKnight Foundation funding to provide financial support to artists committed to advancing their careers.

Apply today!

This program provides deserving artists with small but critical grants for specific projects that contribute directly to their creative growth and development as professionals, especially if the project expands the artist’s present work in a specific way. Applications are encouraged in all disciplines:

Dance - Performing Literature - Poetry / Prose
- Choreography - Fiction
- Creative non-fiction
Media Arts - Photography (not journalism)
- Film and Video
Theater Arts - Acting
Music - Performing - Directing
- Conducting - Composing
- Composing - Costume design
- Playwriting
Visual Arts - 2 and 3 dimensional art -Screenwriting

Apply today!

MN Sure: Are You Sure You’re Covered?

Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 5.09.57 PMIt’s that time of year again!  Are you sure you’re MnSure covered?

Here is some information to help you get started!

MNsure Contact Center

Toll-free Contact Center Line:
1-855-366-7873 (1-855-3MNSURE)

Contact Center Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Schedule:
Wednesday, December 24: Open 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 25: Closed
Wednesday, December 31: Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 1: Closed

When Does My Coverage Start?

Open enrollment begins November 15, 2014, and ends February 15, 2015. When your coverage begins depends on when you complete your enrollment. The table below shows when your qualified health plan from a private insurance company would go into effect:

For a plan selected: The effective date of coverage is:
On November 15, 2014 through December 20 at 4:30 p.m., 2014 January 1, 2015
On December 21, 2014 through January 15, 2015 February 1, 2015
On January 16, 2015 through February 15, 2015 March 1, 2015
Open enrollment ends on February 15, 2015

MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance

  • If you qualify for MinnesotaCare, your coverage will start on the first of the month following the month you applied.
  • If you qualify for Medical Assistance, your coverage will start on the first of the month in which you applied.

What Happens if I Don’t Get Covered?

It is currently the law for most Americans to have health insurance coverage. If you are required to get health insurance coverage and do not do so, you will be subject to a tax penalty, which increases over time.

  • In 2014, the tax penalty was the greater of $95 per adult, or 1% of taxable income, up to a maximum of $285 per family.
  • Starting in 2015, the tax penalty will be the greater of $325 per adult, or 2% of taxable income, up to a maximum of $975 per family.
  • In 2016, the tax penalty will be the greater of $695 per adult or 2.5% of taxable income, up to a maximum of $2,085 per family.
  • After 2016, the tax penalty increases annually based on a cost-living adjustment.

A person will only pay one-twelfth of the total annual penalty for each month without coverage. The penalty for a child is half that of an adult.

It is important to remember that even if you pay the penalty, you still won’t have any health insurance coverage, and will be responsible for 100% of the cost of your medical care.


There are some exceptions to the requirement for having health coverage. Find information about exemptions here.