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Five Wings Arts Council seeks new board members

The Five Wings Arts Council is seeking representatives from Wadena, Cass and Morrison counties to serve on its board of directors.

Council members are charged with setting policy, as well as approving grant programs and services designed to improve the lives of the people in Region Five through arts and culture programs. They also review and make funding award decisions about grant applications submitted to the council.

In addition, Five Wings Arts Council members represent the council at various arts events in the region and state.

Volunteer council members meet monthly, except July and December, and serve three-year terms. Each member is reimbursed for meals and mileage associated with Five Wings Arts Council business.

Council member candidates should be respected in their communities and have a history of participating in, advocating for and/or supporting the arts. Experience with non-profit organizations is a plus.

Anyone interested in serving the arts in this capacity should submit a letter of interest stating their expertise and resume to: Five Wings Arts Council, PO Box 118, Staples, MN 56479 or email

The Five Wings Arts Council is one of 11 designated regional arts councils that distribute both legislative and private funds to artists and arts organizations throughout the counties of Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena.

For more information regarding Five Wings Arts Council board service, call 877-654-2166 or email

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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