Winona Fine Arts Commission Grants

The Fine Arts Commission (FAC) awarded grants to create art about or inspired by our fair city. All creative, visual, or performing artists who are Winona residents (or are enrolled as a full-time student at a Winona institution) were invited to apply for grants up to $1,000. Resulting artworks or creative projects will be installed or performed in a municipal space in Winona.  

2020 Grant Awardees

  • Maria Anholzer to create an original art piece on what Winona has meant to those being drawn 
  • Mary Farrell to create an original score for her film "Raising Hell" 
  • Patrick O’Shea for a free concert from his community choir
  • Sharon Mansur for continued work on her dance piece "In The Space Between"

Grant Application Process

Applications are not currently being accepted. Please check back for more information later this year.

Applications will be reviewed by the FAC. Those requests selected for funding will be recommended to City Council at the next regularly scheduled meeting. City Council members make the final decision regarding the allocation of FAC funds. Projects must be completed within 12 months of the date of the grant award.

Grant Administration

Grant recipients must use funding provided for the specific purpose of the original stated intent. Any major change in an approved project must be communicated to the FAC for approval in advance of making that change. 

The City of Winona will require a signed memo of understanding once the FAC recommends funding. The signed memo of understanding must be completed prior to the application being forwarded on to City Council. All recipients of FAC funds will be required to submit invoices monthly to the City of Winona in order to spend FAC funds.  It should be noted that the turnaround for reimbursement is typically two to three weeks.

All projects that receive FAC funds must acknowledge the support of the FAC in all materials distributed about the project (fliers, posters, mailings, etc.), all publicity (press releases, radio announcements, ads, etc.) and at the event, if appropriate.

Reporting Requirements

A final detailed financial and narrative report, including copies of publicity materials, must be presented at a regularly scheduled FAC Commission meeting within two months after the event is held. Any residual funds and/or funds raised on behalf of the FAC are payable to the Commission when the report is made.