Winona Fine Arts Commission to begin awarding new grants for artists and creative people


The Winona Fine Arts Commission (FAC) grants program has launched with an immediate call for submissions. The FAC will be awarding grants to create art about or inspired by Winona. 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 on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 4 p.m. Applications are available on the FAC website.

The Winona Fine Arts Commission grants are a return to awarding funding to artists and providing opportunity, which the FAC had previously provided for many years. Grant applications will be reviewed and evaluated using criterion focusing on an artist’s proven ability to complete projects and level of excellence in their given disciplines. Artists working within any creative field and at any stage in their artistic career are encouraged to apply. Council chair Theresa Remick and the FAC are very excited to be providing this opportunity for creative expression to the community.

The application can be found at home/, or applicants may follow this direct link at

Please direct any questions to Lee Gundersheimer, arts and culture coordinator, at


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