Project FINE selected by Bush Foundation as member of Community Creativity Cohort

September 22, 2018


Project FINE has been selected as a member of the Bush Foundation’s second Community Creativity Cohort.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Bush Foundation’s second Community Creativity Cohort. We think this experience will be invaluable to helping address the issues that are of most concern to our community,” said Project FINE Executive Director Fatima Said.

Each member of the cohort will receive a general operating support grant of $100,000 over a three-year period and access to other funds to help them improve their work and strengthen their organizations. Cohort members were selected from a pool of over 100 applicants from across the region. The program will officially kick off in November 2018 in the Twin Cities at the first annual convening of the Cohort.

Project FINE is one of 40 organizations from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and the 23 Native nations that share the geography selected by the Foundation for its commitment to making art and culture central to problem solving. All participating organizations are either led by and serving people of color or Indigenous people, and/or are led by and serving people from rural communities or non-metropolitan cities or towns with populations of less than 50,000 people.

“We are excited to support the amazing work of Project FINE to help make our region better for everyone” said Bush Foundation Community Creativity Portfolio Director Erik Takeshita.

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