March 19, 2019

The Bemidji Area Arts Endowment (BAAE), a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, is pleased to announce its 2019 grant and scholarship opportunities. This grant and scholarship program supports the mission of the BAAE, which is to “create a community in which the arts flourish and enhance our lives.”

Schools, nonprofit groups, or arts organizations in the Bemidji Area may request a grant up to $1,500.00 from the BAAE Arts Project Grant fund to produce an arts event, put on a workshop, develop your arts organization, sponsor touring arts events, sponsor an artist in residence, etc. Applicants that are not schools or 501(c) 3 organizations must use a fiscal agent.

The Everett Wilimek Endowment for Orchestral String Studies was established by his family to honor his memory, his long-time love of music and his dedication to young musicians. Each year the fund provides scholarships for young people from the Bemidji area, ages 8-15, to study violin, viola, cello or bass, including but not limited to costs for lessons, training, and instrument rental. Two $250 scholarships will be awarded.

The deadline to submit an application for funding is April 2, 2019. Contact Chris at 218-759-2057 or 800-659-7859 for information, or email Applications are available at under latest news.