McKnight Funded Programs

Our Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is proud of the long term relationship we have with The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis.

Our grant request for three years of funding at the level of $70,000 was awarded in September 2015.  This funding allows us to run three grant programs for artists, provide workshops for artists, have a gallery space in East Grand Forks, and conduct our annual Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit.  We also produce our Artists of Northwest Minnesota booklet with McKnight funding every three years.

Our three grant programs are:

  • $5,000 Artist Grants
  • $1,500 Artist Grants
  • $500 Quick Turn Around Grants



Serving Artists and Arts Organizations