Arts Legacy Grants up to $10,000 &
Arts Project Grants up to $3,000
Applications have March 1 Deadline
Applications are open for Arts Project Grants and Arts Legacy Grants. Grants are awarded to nonprofit arts organizations, communities, schools, individuals and other nonprofit organizations. Applications are being accepted from our seven county Minnesota service area including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties. The deadline to apply is March 1.
Arts Legacy Grants is a main category for funding artistic activity within the seven-county service region. Funding can be used for Arts Projects, Arts Equipment, General Support, Public Art Projects and Arts Events in northwest Minnesota. These grants are up to $10,000 with a required cash match.
Arts Project Grants are used primarily for small budget arts projects and the sponsorship of performances of touring companies and artists. These grants are a maximum of $3,000.00 with a required cash match.
Applications funded through these two very important grant opportunities include festivals, community theatre projects, folk music entertainment, sponsorship of visual demonstrations, creative writing workshops and many other activities that improve the quality of life of people in our communities.
There will be a grant writing assistance workshop on February 12 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at our office. In addition, our Executive Director is available for one-on-one assistance by appointment at our office in Warren. Contact the Arts Council office if you would like us to host a grant writing session in your community between January 27 and February 13.
To learn more about these grant programs and start an application visit www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org. The grant application process is completely online and NWMAC’s Executive Director Mara Hanel can help walk you through the process of using the grants portal to get accustomed to it. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-745-9111.
Winter Fantasy Art Show
The Winter Fantasy Art Exhibit is the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s current exhibit at our gallery at Northland Community and Technical College.
Join us as our artists help you to escape into other worlds that lead into the magic, myths and fantasy of winter. Visit our exhibit and let your mind explore as you go on an adventure in our winter fantasy wonderland.
The show was exhibited on January 12 in the lobby of the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls as a part of Ice Fest 2020. The exhibit then moved to our gallery at Northland Community and Technical College through February.
Join us for an Artist Reception on Friday, February 28 from 6 to 8PM. Meet the artists and take in the exhibit. Refreshments will be served.
For more information about the exhibit or our other exhibits look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, call our office at (218)-745-9111 or contact Kelsey at (218) 688-0078 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.
Artists with work in this exhibit include:
- Katelyn Crowe of Warroad: Cloth Mache Dragons series
- Kendra Olson of Thief River Falls: Character series
- Jodi Peterson of Ada: Glass Ornaments
- Shantelle Carey of Thief River Falls: An Individual Exploration of Spirituality (rabbit skin) and her “Bean” series
- Heather Sabian of Crookston: Leather Sculpture Series
- Lia Hanson of Thief River Falls – Joys of Ember
- Loren Younggren of Hallock – Winter Photography Scenes
- Coby Skjerven – Wee Folk Sculptures
Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Roseau Public Library
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year. The exhibit includes 10 original pieces of art by regional artists, chosen from works submitted for our annual juried exhibit. The exhibit is currently at the Roseau Public Library until March 2nd. Please stop by to see these works of art. See below for the schedule for the year.
The 2019-2020 Artists and Artwork:
Mary Magnuson, Red Lake Falls, “Twilight in the Taiga” (Painting)
Amber Lee, Hendrum, “Koi” (Watercolor)
Peggy Branden, Karlstad, “The Beast” (Wood Block Print)
Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy, “The Graduates” (Photograph)
James Blix, Thief River Falls, “Woodland Composition I” (Photograph)
Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “At the Barn” (Photograph)
Christine Foster, Thief River Falls, “Ice House Morning” (Painting)
Jill Levene, Warren, “-42.22C,” (Mixed Media)
Ying Sriyota, Badger, “The Champion” (Painting)
Elliot Chapman, Crookston, “Grain Elevator” (Photograph)
The 2019-2020 Traveling Exhibit Schedule*:
May 10–June 28, 2019 Godel Memorial Library, Warren
June 29–August 31, 2019 East Grand Forks Campbell Library
September 1–Nov 2, 2019 Ada Public Library
Nov 3–Jan 4, 2020 Red Lake Falls Public Library
**Jan 5– March 1, 2020 Roseau Public Library
March 2–May 2, 2020 Hallock Public Library
*The start and end dates at each location are approximate, depending on weather, venue hours and other circumstances that may occur to prohibit travel. For specific library hours, please contact each location before planning your visit, especially if you are planning on bringing a group.
For more information about the Traveling Exhibit or our other exhibits look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, call our office at (218)-745-9111 or contact Kelsey at (218) 688-0078 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.