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Ely Winter Festival Awarded $11K In MN State Arts Board Grant

The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded a Minnesota Festival Support grant, totaling $11,125, to support the Ely Winter Festival.

At its July meeting, the Arts Board approved 285 grants through its Arts Learning, Operating Support, and Minnesota Festival Support grant programs. These are the first of four rounds of grants the board will award this fiscal year. Together, grants in these three programs total more than $19 million.

The Minnesota Festival Support grant program provides meaningful arts experiences to Minnesotans through festivals that celebrate the arts, build communities, and expose communities to diverse arts forms, including folk and traditional arts. The grant funding awarded to Ely will help to support the 27th Annual Ely Winter Festival, which is scheduled to occur February 6-16, 2020.

The Minnesota Festival Support grant program is funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s arts and cultural heritage fund.

To learn more about fiscal year 2020 grantees and their activities, visit the Arts Board Web site at

The Minnesota Arts Board is a state agency dedicated to ensuring that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts. It receives appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Arts Board offers grants, services, and other resources to individuals and organizations throughout the state to stimulate and encourage the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state. Additional information about the Arts Board can be found online at