GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) _ Grand Forks officials are looking to cut art money to organizations because their missions are not directly related to the arts.
The five groups last year received a total of $12,550, or about 11 percent of the Arts Regranting Program funding.
Council member Doug Christensen, who made a motion to hold funding for those organizations, says the groups don't appear to meet eligibility requirements for the grants.
Says Christensen, ``How in good conscience can we say these have a direct relation to the arts?''
North Valley Arts Council President Dana Harsell supports the funding. She says it doesn't take an artist or an art group to ``arrange artistic opportunities for the community.''