Current Needs

There are lots of ways to support the Art Colony, listed here are a few special needs that could use your help!

Studio Improvements – Renovations of Studio 21 and Studio 17

There are always studio and facility improvements to be done. We have completed Phase 1 improvements to Studio 21, but there remains additional work such as improving the lighting and HVAC. Studio 17 has had its interior demolished and a new roof installed (2020) and we are sourcing funds to complete the renovation of the interior — new plumbing, new electric, new insulation, new drywall, and more. Your help will make a difference in getting these buildings fully operational. Thank you!

Event Sponsorship

All Art Colony events have sponsorship opportunities that give you an opportunity to support something that is meaningful to you and receive unique benefits for your support.

Right now in particular, we are looking for Sponsors to support the Grand Marais Arts Festival.

Support the Artist-in-Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence Program is an incredible opportunity for artists to delve into creative experimentation and inquiry.  This program provides artists with lodging, stipends, support and studio access to take independent time and space to develop new works. It is one of the most high-impact programs of the Art Colony.

“This is possibly one of the most important experiences of my life, ” said 2018 Artist-in-Residence Gabriella Boros.

This program relies entirely on generous donor support as there is little grant dollars available for Residencies.  Your investment makes this program possible.

Fund a Student

Learn more about supporting youth and financial-need based scholarships here.

For more information, please contact us at or 218-387-2737