Northern Arts Council awards local grants
From left, NAC treasurer Tom Winquist; Mary Puestow, Oneida County 4-H; Anne Williams, Oneida County 4-H; Mary Dork, Northwoods Choraliers; Virginia Roberts, Rhinelander District Library Director; Josh Calhoun, Rhinelander High School Art Department; Daniel Stroede, Rhinelander Male Chorus; Denise Chojnacki, Rhinelander District Library; Emily Irwin, WXPR; Ken Juon, ArtStart; Jennifer Anderson, LOLA Arts; Traci Stinebrink, ArtStart. Not pictured, Sandy Madden, Campanile Center for the Arts.
By Star Journal staff
The Northern Arts Council presented 10 organizations with arts grants totaling $15,900 last week. The NAC was formed in 1969 for the purpose of developing and sponsoring art and cultural events in northern Wisconsin. It is the longest continuing local arts group in the state.
This is the first year the NAC presented its grants in person.
“We felt that people need to know what we’re doing,” said Northern Arts Council treasurer Tom Winquist. “We used to space it out through the year, this year we are giving it all out in advance at one time so they can spend it as they need it.”
The non-profit NAC’s purpose is to encourage broader participation in the arts through grant-making and the sharing of resources for all community art and cultural activities in Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas counties. Winquist said the NAC is always open to new members.
Organizations receiving funding for 2023 are ArtStart, Rhinelander High School Art Department, Oneida County 4-H, Campanile Center for the Arts, Rhinelander District Library, Land O’Lakes Arts, WXPR, Rhinelander Male Chorus and Northwoods Choraliers.