The Minot Area Council of the Arts has been awarded a $10,000 Institutional Support grant by the North Dakota Council on the arts.
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 $423,921 was awarded during this grant round.
"Every aspect of our programming is enhanced by this grant" said Terri Aldrich, MACA executive director in a press release."We are truly grateful for this support that allows us to sustain programming that is so valuable to Minot."
For more than 30 years the Minot Area Council of the Arts has provided service to arts organizations and the community. Organizational membership includes nearly every arts and cultural organization within Minot and extends to organizations in Stanley, Kenmare, Bottineau and Velva. Programs and services provided to the community include the summer concert series "Arts in the Parks", producing 25 free concerts in the parks each season and the Integrity Jazz Festival that brings world class live jazz performance to Minot. All MACA's programs serve to enhance the vibrant quality of life in the region thereby making the Minot area an appealing location. The new myndarts.com provides information to the community and promotion and marketing for arts organizations and artists. The arts education programs "Arts in the Schools" provide resources for area teachers, schools and students.
The North Dakota Council on the Arts is the state agency responsible for the support and development of the arts throughout North Dakota, and is funded by the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.