Minot’s art industry has grown significantly over the years and continues to attract tourism to the area.
Now, local artists from across the state have the opportunity to deepen their cultural experience in their own region.
Members of the arts community can apply for funding to develop their art and create creative venues.
For example, the Minot Area Council of the Arts received approximately $250,000 to support nonprofit artists and arts organizations.
Funds come from the America Rescue Plan Act through the National Endowment for the Arts.
“These grants will be specifically for reimbursable expenses related to operations and which will include salaries, rent, utilities, things of that nature. Unlike organizations, individuals cannot use it for rent, studio space and things of that nature, but for the actual creation and implementation of a specific project that they will work on and complete. during the grant period,” Executive Director Justin said. Anderson.
Anderson said the arts have a positive impact on individuals and the community as a whole.
“It’s something that not everyone recognizes the importance of. You can have all the best roads you could want, but no one is going to say I’m moving here or staying here because the roads are so good. People go to places where they feel a sense of belonging to the community where they have activities and access to culture that gives them the importance of wanting to be there and the arts are a huge component of that,” a- he declared.
Details on how to apply for the funds will be available in the coming weeks.