25 Otter Tail County artists to receive $500 monthly payments, no strings attached

(Fargo, ND) -- 25 artists in Otter Tail County will each be given 500 dollars a month, no strings attached. 

"Some folks might have heard, this is kind of a national movement talking about, figuring out ways to support more people, especially low income folks with cash supplements to their income to kind of help them stay on their feet," said Michele Anderson, Director of Springboard for the Arts Fergus Falls. 

The statewide organization has previously provided guaranteed minimum income to artists in St. Paul.  Now for the first time they're targeting artists in rural areas, specifically Otter Tail County. The funds they give away come from private foundations and donors. 

Original Air Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2023