Winona Fine Arts Commission Grants

WINONA FINE ARTS COMMISSION 2021 GRANTS AWARDEES FOR WINONA ARTISTS AND 

NON-PROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATIONS ASSISTANCE DURING PANDEMIC


The Winona Fine Arts Commission (FAC) Grants Program has awarded seven grants during this continued time of great need to local artists and arts organizations. The FAC place a call for submissions for $500 grants intended to assist creatives and arts organizations in continuing their practice and operations impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. After discussing each of the very strong submissions, the Commission is pleased to announce the following winners:

Individual Artists:  Robert Armstrong, Mike Munson, Joy Davis Ripley

Organizations:  ArtFarm, Our Voice and LaShara Morgan, Polish Cultural Institute, Winona Art CenterFAC-Grant-Winners-2021-Collage

Previous:  2020 Fine Arts Commission Grant Relief Program

The Winona Fine Arts Commission (FAC) Grants Program awarded eleven grants last year during the time of great need to local artists and arts organizations. The FAC placed a call for submissions for $500 grants intended to assist creatives and arts organizations in continuing their practice and operations impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. After discussing each of the very strong submissions, the Commission was pleased to announce the following winners:

Individual Artists: Robert Armstrong, Mary Farrell, Brianna Haupt, Patricia Howard, LaShara Morgan, Nathaniel Nelson, Maggie Panetta, Anna VanDemark

Organizations: Frozen River Film Festival, Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, Winona Art Center

The FAC considered requests from individual artists and non-profit organizations in the Winona area whose work or creative practice has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The following criteria were considered in selecting the winners:  Artistic merit, Financial need, Contributions to Winona, Sustainability of work if funded

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Previous 2019- 2020 Grant Awardees

Previously, 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.  

  • 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"