The fund encourages and enables organizations that provide artistic and cultural traditions in the Duluth area. Priorities are organizations that demonstrate financial need and programmatic merit. Special projects and general operating support also are considered.
The following are representative but not exclusive examples of projects:
- Exhibit or performance costs
- Artist training for outreach programs
- Soloist or artist fees
- Costs associated with information dissemination or special projects
To be eligible to apply for funding, an organization must:
- Be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or classified as an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Be one of these 10 Duluth-based organizations:
- Duluth Art Institute
- Duluth Children’s Museum
- Duluth Playhouse
- Duluth Superior Area Educational TV Corp. (WDSE)
- Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
- Lake Superior Rose Society
- Minnesota Ballet
- Minnesota Public Radio
- St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (Historic Union Depot)
- Tweed Museum of Art
Grants generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.
- Application available March 1-April 3, 2023 (due by 5 p.m.)
- Project begin date: July 1 or later.
- If awarded, funds would be available in July. Notifications will be emailed at the end of June.