Lake Region?Heritage Center receives grant

Staff reports

In support of its efforts to provide arts programming in their community, the Lake Region Heritage Center applied for and was awarded an Institutional Support grant by the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

The Lake Region Heritage Center was one of 55 recipients of Institutional Support funding.  The Institutional Support program is designated to benefit artists, arts and cultural organizations, and the general public.  The program provides general support for qualifying arts and cultural organizations that have proven they have strong management and leadership, quality artistic programming and services, and are an important part of the arts infrastructure in their communities.  

A total of $419,594 was awarded during this grant round and distributed among the 55 recipients.  The Lake Region Heritage Centers’ grant is for $5,799.

The grant will help to provide funds to the Lake Region Heritage Center for supporting the arts.

George Zenk, President of the Lake Region Heritage Board stated,  “The Lake Region Heritage Center strongly supports the arts as it is part of our mission statement to further the arts. We do this locally by sponsoring the annual student art show, the traveling student art show and by hosting several individual professional art shows during the year. We are also home to ‘Heritage Arts Ballet Company’ managed by Miki Noltimier.  Miki provides dance lessons for area youth and adults and has done so for many years.”

The mission of the Heritage Center is as follows: “To preserve and display our building, objects, and stories related to the history of the Lake Region, to interpret that history, to centralize and make records available to individuals wishing to trace their family history, and to further the arts in the Lake Region.”

For more information on this and other grant programs, visit the North Dakota Council on the Arts web site at or contact NDCA directly at or 701-328-7590.