Northwest Minnesota Arts Council

Promoting, stimulating, and supporting arts activities in NW Minnesota for over 40 years!

Awarding arts grants, providing arts services, coordinating arts advocacy, and generally promoting appreciation and participation in the arts – all are goals of the Council.

Highlights of our site…

·       grant applications  Login
·       our art exhibit and gallery information
·       our artist directories.

We also offer an e-newsletter and would strongly encourage you to sign up for up-to-date announcements.

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Funding for our programs comes primarily from the Minnesota State Legislature.  This web site is partly possible through funding from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. We encourage you to become active in arts advocacy in Minnesota at Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) web site.  If you are appreciative of our service, staffing, and grant programs, it is very important to let our legislators know. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is one of eleven regional arts councils or RACs in Minnesota.  All eleven councils work together with our fiscal agent the Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB) to provide arts services, staffing, and grants throughout this wonderful state. Our second, very important funder is The McKnight Foundation.  Serving artists is our shared goal!  We look forward to helping artists grow and prosper in our area through financial support and leadership training, and new opportunities to showcase and promote their art. We are looking for more ways to partner and grow, and to diversify our Arts Council and our funding.  If you have a good idea please share it within a post. We are excited to serve this northwestern region of Minnesota!  We warmly welcome you to our website.

This site is mainly a guide and resource to our programs and services.

Remember to check the calendar page for a quick list of upcoming important dates.

Community Supported Art is available now!  Information may be found on this page, or in this post.

NWMAC gladly accepts donations through

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