Recent Grant Awards

FWAC FY17 Grant Awards

In FY17 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017) the Five Wings Arts Council awarded over $410,000 to support arts activities that directly impacted the lives of over 163,000 Minnesotans living in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena Counties.

107 grants were awarded to 39 organizations and 11 schools, supporting projects as diverse as the youth arts programs for the kids at TheShop in Brainerd to the creation of an original play based on stories of people who have been impacted by depression and suicide. Thanks to the citizens of Minnesota, funding to support the arts activities offered by non-profit arts organizations, schools and communities, comes from the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature, as well as the General Fund of the State of MN.

15 artists received grant funds to advance their artistry and arts career, ranging from purchasing professional editing services to prepare a novel for publication to creating a documentary on a regional cultural treasure. Funding to support individual artist grants is provided from the McKnight Foundation.

The Five Wings Arts Council board of directors serves as the review panel for all eligible applications and is composed of representatives of each county in the Five Wings region.

For a complete listing of FY17 grants, click on this link: FY2017 Grantees List

Information about the grant opportunities of the Five Wings Arts Council can be found at or by calling 877-654-2166. Grant applications for School Arts, Small Projects, and Individual Artist and Artist Grant applications are accepted at any time. Community Arts Access grant application deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.

FY2017 Grantees List

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Serving Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena Counties of Minnesota

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