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Merit Awards

The Arts Commission commends local artists who dedicate many hours and personal resources to advancing their art form. The Merit Award program recognizes outstanding individual local artists – literary, performing, and visual. A panel of renowned artists and cultural leaders from other Midwest communities make recommendations for funding to the Arts Commission staff and board. The Merit Award program not only presents the potential for monetary benefits for the artists applying but also valuable exposure to the invited review panelists and the art communities they represent.

Learn more and apply.