In support of the group's efforts to provide regional arts programming, Art Friends of the Northwest Art Center at Minot State University applied for and were awarded a $7,355 institutional support grant by the North Dakota Council on the Arts.
Art Friends, the advisory and support organization of the Northwest Art Center, was among 55 recipients of institutional support funding. The institutional support program is designed to benefit artists, arts organizations, and the general public. The program provides general support for qualifying arts and cultural organizations that have proven they have strong management and leadership, quality artistic programming and services, and are an important part of the arts infrastructure in their communities. A total of $419,594 was awarded during this grant round.
The grant will help to provide funds for the Northwest Art Center's two galleries, the Hartnett Hall Gallery and Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery on the campus of Minot State University, as well as programming for the Northwest Art Center Lecture Series.