April Northern Arts News: Read it Today!

1453e37b293 Springtime is a great time for art in Region 2-
The April edition of Northern Arts News provides readers with updated information on arts events, artist opportunities, and noteworthy achievements of our Region 2 artists.  Read Northern Arts News today!



Grants for Young People in All Arts Disciplines Available

ZoeyNicholas2The Region 2 Arts Council encourages 8-12 grade students with a strong interest in the arts to apply for a Region 2 Arts Council Legacy Funded Artist Mentor Grant. Students must reside in Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Clearwater, or Mahnomen counties to be eligible for this grant. Open to home-schooled and PSEO students as well those enrolled in public, parochial, or private schools.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2014. 5:00 p.m. Drop off at Region 2 Arts Council office or mail in.

Grant Review Session: Saturday, May 3, 2014. 15-minute interviews for applicants.

Grant recipients receive either 20 hours of one-on-one mentoring with a Minnesota adult artist or $600 toward tuition for a class, camp or workshop in the student’s art discipline in the state of MN. Wondering about arts experiences or professional artists who are interested in mentoring? We’re happy to help!

Grant applications are available at the R2AC office at 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or for download at http://r2arts.org. Questions? Call (218) 751-5447 or 1(800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

We’re Advocating for the Arts!

artsadvocatelogoRegion 2 Arts Council Staff is heading to St. Paul to advocate for the arts!  We’re doing our best to keep our legislators in the loop about the creative excellence that dedicated arts funding brings to our region and the state.  Attending Arts Advocacy Day is a great way to spread the word.

Our office will be closed on Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27.  We’ll see you when we return on Friday, March 28!

Laura, Holly, and Terri
Region 2 Arts Council Staff

Northern Arts News March Highlights

1449db12229Read Northern Arts News for regional and statewide grant opportunities, arts events, trainings, noteworthy accomplishments, such as

  • Artist Mentor grant writing workshop: 3/8, 10-12 p.m.
  • Artist Mentor info session: 3/10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  •  Arts Project Grant Deadline: 3/12
  • Native Artist Professional Development Training: 3/21 & 22
  • Arts Advocacy Day at the Capitol: 3/27
  • McKnight, Jerome, and MN State Arts Board Grant Opportunities

and so much more!  Read Northern Arts News today!



Arts Project Grant Deadline: March 12, 2014

The Region 2 Arts Council Arts Project Grant Deadline is March 12, 2014.  We welcome non-profit organizations, schools, college/university departments, community education offices, townships, and city or county governments located in Region 2 to apply for this grant.

Arts Project Grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including 

  • artist residencies for schools and other organizations
  • costs related to performances
  • exhibitions
  • arts festivals
  • public art
  • arts awareness projects
  • literary magazines or anthologies
  • bringing touring exhibitions or performances to the area
  • hiring artists to give presentations or workshops

Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on, and accessibility to, residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties.   Requests can be made for up to $2,500.

Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 or on our website, http://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/apg-grant-20141.pdf. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org.

Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Deadline: March 5, 2014

mcknight_foundation_logo-300x34The R2AC/McKnight Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Deadline is March 5, 2014. We hope you’ll apply! 

  • Open to native American artists in all art disciplines.
  • Available to those residing in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Cass, Becker, Roseau, and Itasca counties.
  • Covers arts costs associated with performance, production, exhibition, materials, equipment, mentoring, workshop attendance.

Applications for up to $1,000 accepted

Grant application forms are available online at http://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/aai-grant-fy14.pdf or at our Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji, Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601.

Call or email us for individual assistance and to answer questions: 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447, or staff@r2arts.org.

Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding this grant opportunity

Hot off the Press! February Northern Arts News

14408c11fe2Read Northern Arts News and stay informed!

  • Community Arts Support Grant Feb. Deadline
  • Anishinaabe Arts Initiative March Deadline
  • Jerome Travel and Study Grant
  • McKnight Grant for Visual Artists
  • Arts Events, Workshops, and Opportunities

…and so much more!  Read. Do. Subscribe!