Promoting and supporting The arts in northwestern Minnesota for over 40 years

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council promotes, stimulates and supports arts activities in Northwest Minnesota.

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council provides arts services, awards grants, advocates for the arts, and helps to promote art appreciation and participation throughout our 7 county service region. We are one of 11 regional arts councils in Minnesota.

The NWMAC serves Polk, Pennington, Marshall, Kittson, Red Lake, Norman and Roseau counties in northwestern Minnesota.

Funding for our programs comes primarily from The Minnesota State Legislature.  We, along with the other 10 regional arts councils, work with the Minnesota State Arts Board to provide arts services, staffing and grants.  

We also receive funding from the McKnight Foundation.  This allows our organization to help artists grow and prosper through their continued financial support and leadership training.  Their funds help to promote and showcase our artists’ art.

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