Heartland Arts Incorporated

A nonprofit organization

1 donor

Your support will help make arts events happen in the greater Park Rapids area

Who we are: Heartland Arts Incorporated serves as an umbrella organization for 16 arts and cultural organizations in the greater Park Rapids area. Representatives from these arts groups, along with individual arts project champions, meet monthly to coordinate arts calendars, share information and incubate interest in new arts projects. In 2022, Heartland Arts sponsored successful projects including Art Leap and Noon Hour Concerts and created content for a quarterly newspaper publication, titled Art Beat,  and a newsletter to promote arts events and activities in our community. In 2023 Heartland Arts, in partnership with a community steering committee, is planning to add two murals to buildings in the downtown business district. The murals will cost more than is available from arts grants. The building owners are willing to contribute toward the expense but to a limited degree.

Through its website - https://www.heartlandarts.org - and Facebook page - Park Rapids Arts, Heartland Arts also promotes other organizations' arts projects. 

Our Medici Fund provides a way to recognize and support artistic talent and growth for youth through stimulation, scholarship and enrichment. 

What we do: Founded in 2005, Heartland Arts (formerly Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council) has earned recognition as the leader in making arts happen in the greater Park Rapids area and has accomplished this goal with no paid staff.  Financial support from member organizations and donations from at-large members, bequests and other sources go toward ongoing expenses. Heartland Arts relies on grant funds from the Region 2 Arts Council to support projects, such as Art Leap. 

Why give: If you believe as we do that arts and supporting artists help create a vibrant community and are essential to the fabric of life in rural Minnesota, your support can help Heartland Arts continue to make arts happen in the greater Park Rapids area.

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Organization name

Heartland Arts Incorporated

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Arts & Culture Community Economic Development


PO Box 702
Park Rapids, MN 56470



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