Dane Winkler

2018 Open Studio Fellowship Artist Dane Winkler’s “Fanny May Salter Salute.”


National Endowment for the Arts acting chair Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to Franconia Sculpture Park for the Artist Residency and Exhibition program. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. 

The agency received 1,605 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 972 grants in this category. 

“The arts enhance our communities and our lives, and we look forward to seeing these projects take place throughout the country, giving Americans opportunities to learn, to create, to heal, and to celebrate,” said Carter.  

Franconia Sculpture Park’s board chair, Dorothy Goldie, commented on the impact of NEA funding. 

“Franconia Sculpture Park offers a distinctive and supportive environment for emerging and mid-career artists through a thriving residency and exhibition program,” she said. “The NEA’s continued support of this program is vital to expanding and enhancing the portfolio of American art and providing learners of all ages and abilities the opportunity to engage and experience art in a beautiful rural setting here in Minnesota.” 

Through this Arts Works Grant from the NEA, several artists will be awarded residencies supporting the creation of large scale, three dimensional artwork to be exhibited for at least two years at Franconia Sculpture Park. 

The Artist Residency and Exhibition Program will also benefit over 150,000 annual visitors to the sculpture exhibition of over 120 works created by artists-in-residence as well as over 14,000 adults and youth who participate in hands-on educational arts learning programs. 

For more information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

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