Posted: AUGUST 03 2012

The Lake Region Heritage Center Receives Arts Grant

In support of their efforts to provide arts programming in their community, the Lake Region Heritage Center applied for and was awarded a $6000 Institutional Support grant by the North Dakota Council on the Arts.  A total of $416,003 was awarded during this grant round.


The Institutional Support program is designed to benefit artists, arts organizations, and the general public.  The program provides general support for qualifying arts and cultural organizations that have proven they have strong management and leadership, quality artistic programming and services, and are an important part of the arts infrastructure in their communities.   


The grant will help to provide funds to the Lake Region Heritage Center as they continue to further the arts in the local community through the scheduling of art displays throughout the year. The funding provides the ability to host traveling art shows that bring in exhibits from all across the world, to highlight local artwork from students in the surrounding schools that compete in the Annual Student Art Show, and to encourage the growth of new local artists.


“The support that we receive from the North Dakota Council on the Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts is absolutely phenomenal” says Kristin Wood, Director of the Heritage Center, “Grants like the Institutional Support Program allow us to continue doing what we love, serving our community.”


The Lake Region Heritage Center is headquartered in the Old Post Office Museum at 502 4th St NE in downtown Devils Lake. The landmark building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Along with being an active museum, the Lake Region Heritage Center hosts a variety of activities throughout the year that are focused on furthering history and the arts. For more information on the Lake Region Heritage Center and their list of upcoming activities please check out their website at


The North Dakota Council on the Arts is the state agency responsible for the support and development of the arts throughout North Dakota, and is funded by the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.


The application cycle for the next round of Institutional Support grants will begin in mid-October 2012.  For more information, contact the Council on the Arts at 701-328-7592 or visit

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