Vision: Creating a community in which the arts flourish and enhance our lives.

Mission: To strengthen the long term financial viability of the Bemidji area arts community.

Impact: Supporting vital community art organizations’ programs and activities.

Headwaters School of Music and the Arts- numerous concerts and events, musical equipment, and lessons for people with disabilities.

Paul Bunyan Playhouse- Youth and Theater Project and space renovations.

Bemidji Community Theater- Access and Diversity Pilot Project, “Kiss me, Kate” musical productions, and the Holiday Theater production.

Bemidji Symphony Orchestra- many concerts with musicians like Jae Sinnett Trio and pianist Chiu-Ling Lin.

Bemidji First City of Arts Studio Cruise- annual event featuring a tour of the spaces where artists create their work.


For information regarding the BAAE grant process, please contact Senior Development Officer Ashley Johnson.

2019 Spring Grant Round

Grant Requirements

Grant and Scholarship Information

    Arts Project Application 2019

  Wilimek Application 2019