Who we are: Heartland Arts Incorporated serves as an umbrella organization for 18 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 2023, Heartland Arts sponsored successful projects including Art Leap, Noon Hour Concerts, a new mural in downtown Park Rapids and laid plans to sponsor the Minnesota State Band on the band's 125th anniversary Legacy Tour in October. Last winter Heartland Arts hosted a meeting with the Bagley Arts Collaborative which has resulted in well attended arts classes and displays. Members also contributed content for a quarterly newspaper publication, titled Art Beat.
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 art projects happen in the greater Park Rapids area. 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.