Category Archives: Opportunities

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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2020 Winona Virtual Art Walk – Call for Artists

Winona area artists are invited to apply to participate in the 20th Annual Winona Art Walk. The event will be online this year and the website will launch on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, as per tradition. The deadline to apply is October 5 and complete details can be found at Questions? Email Continue Reading

Welcoming Week Art Contest

Project FINE is hosting an art contest to celebrate Welcoming Week in partnership with the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum and River Arts Alliance. Welcoming Week is an annual celebration that brings together immigrants, refugees and long-term residents to build unity and a sense of belonging. This year, Welcoming Week… Continue Reading

Minnesota Statewide call for visual artists for digital commissions and coaching

Hennepin Theatre Trust partnered with Clear Channel Outdoor to produce ten works of original artwork by Minnesota-based artists to be featured on digital billboards across the region with messages of hope and gratitude to those who are working on the front lines during the stay-at-home period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eleven artists from diverse backgrounds… Continue Reading

Artist Relief – COVID-19 Grants for Artists

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and… Continue Reading

Volunteer for the Driftless Dance Festival!

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LA Theatre Works Audition and Monologue Workshop

Wednesday | March 11 | 3:45-4:45pm Figliulo Recital Hall | Saint Mary’s Performance Center Taught by LA Theatre Works company members, this workshop offers student and professional actors techniques that are invaluable in pursuing a career in theater, television and film. Topics may include dealing with audition anxieties, etiquette with casting directors and directors,… Continue Reading

Artists Garage Sale

The 100 Mile Garage Sale draws thousands of people to the Winona area each year in search of bargains and treasures. Join other artists April 30 – May 3, 2020 to create the most spectacular garage sale in this event at Mississippi Mornings Art Studio. Clean out your studio, and fill our large studio and… Continue Reading