A state agency dedicated to making arts available to all citizens of the state. Major programs include operational support to qualifying arts institutions, support for series presentations, apprenticeship grants for folk artists and fellowship grants for individuals.
When the economy gets tough, it's easy to target programs that advocate and support the "frivolous"--be it the environment, the outdoors, or the arts. Yet as Minnesotans showed last year in voting for the Legacy Amendment--promising more tax money to support those things--life without them would be poorer indeed. The Arts Board sits at the front lines, supporting tons of worthy artists and organizations each year. That can take many forms, such as the recent statewide Poetry... More »