Winona Fine Arts Commission Grant Guideline & Application Form

The Fine Arts Commission will only accept online applications. 

Winona Fine Arts Commission (FAC) Application Guidelines

The FAC will be awarding 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) are 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.  Successful applicants must complete artworks by October 31, 2020. Completed applications are due Monday, September 30, 2019 at 4pm.

The Application Process

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 F.A.C recommends funding. The signed memo of understanding must be completed prior to the application being forwarded on to City Council. All recipients of F.A.C. funds will be required to submit invoices monthly to the City of Winona in order to spend F.A.C. 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.