Winona Fine Arts Commission Relief Grants

The Winona Fine Arts Commission (FAC) Grants Program is offering grant support during this continued time of great need with an immediate call for submissions. The FAC will offer $500 grants intended to assist creatives and arts organizations in continuing their practice and operations during the coronavirus pandemic.

A specific project proposal is not required for these grants, although some applicants may discuss how funding would impact upcoming projects as part of their application. Up to six individuals and/or organizations will be awarded one-time grants of $500 each. The FAC will consider requests from individual artists and non-profit organizations in the Winona area whose work or creative practice has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. An individual’s permanent address or an organization’s business address must be within Winona city limits. Both emerging and established individuals and organizations are encouraged to apply.

The FAC will consider the following criteria:

  • Artistic merit, as demonstrated through the application narrative and supporting documentation, such as resumes and work samples
  • Financial need, as demonstrated through the application narrative
  • How the individual or organization contributes to the cultural landscape of Winona
  • Likelihood of funding to help sustain and assist the individual or organization in contributing to the cultural landscape of Winona

Submissions can be made by following the link on the City of Winona website or directly at

Applications will be reviewed by the FAC at their December 1 meeting with awards announced and distributed in early December.

Please direct any questions to Lee Gundersheimer, Arts and Culture Coordinator, at or (507)457-8255.

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