Begin Your Online Grant Application TODAY!

image001It’s time to begin your online application for a Region 2 Arts Council/Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant. The SUBMISSION DEADLINE is 11:59 p.m. CST on AUGUST 15, 2015.

To review eligibility, instructions, and the application questions

  • Individual Artists: click here, (max $3000 request)
  • Organizations*: click here (max $6000 request)

Don’t miss out on this funding opportunity for arts projects and events that you are planning for the coming year. This grant funds

  • Arts programs and events that provide access to high quality art
  • Arts education activities and experiences, such as workshops, artist-in-residences, arts field trips
  • Arts and cultural heritage programs, projects, festivals, and events
  • Art Activity with a strong community focus!

Create a login and begin your application today! (Organizations will need their EIN number to create a login).

NOTE: For assured, thorough assistance with your application, please contact us two weeks prior to the deadline and ask us to look over your work. DO NOT SUBMIT your grant if you would like us to look things over. Call us at 218 751-5447 or mail us at and let us know

*Eligible organizations include non-profits, tribal and government entities, schools, or cultural groups located in our five-county region.

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Application Workshop Series

image005Region 2 Arts Council is hosting a series of grant application workshops to demonstrate the application process for Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants for Individual Artists and Organizations. Individual artists and those representing non-profits, schools, tribal or government offices, or cultural groups located within our five county region are invited to attend these workshops.

If you are seeking funding support for an arts project in any arts discipline, and your intended project would benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen County, this workshop may be for you!

Wednesday, July 15 in Bagley at the Fireside Grill and Patio, Hwy 2 West,
from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 16 in Baudette at the Depot from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Monday, July 20 in Park Rapids at Coldwell Banker, 101 Main Avenue South,
from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 22 in Bemidji at Beltrami Electric in the Community Room, 4111 Technology Drive NW, from  5:30 – 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 23 in Mahnomen at Gizhiigin Arts, 202 South Main Street,
from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

RSVP: Contact us at or 218 751-5447 / 800 275-5447 to reserve your place.

You may want to start the grant application process prior to the workshop. Locate the create a login in button on the front page of our website,, and start the process. This Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant application deadline is August 15, 2015.

Two Region 2 Arts Council Grant Applications Are LIVE!

clip-art-laptops-706068 As of this morning, two R2AC/Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Applications are available online.

“What does this mean?” you ask.

In short, organizations and individuals can now complete and submit their ACH grant applications from the comfort of their offices and homes!

We couldn’t be happier.  Stay tuned for more information, but in the mean time, YAHOO!!

(Huge thanks to our grants coordinator Holly for being such an amazing techie and a big thank you to our board members for all of their input.)

Northern Arts News, June 2015

We hope you will take some time to read the June 2015 edition of Northern Arts News!

Highlights include

  • Region 2 Arts Council seeks a Lake of the Woods County Board representative
  • June 5 Davidson at 80: a Retrospective showing the work of artist Marlon Davidson opens at the Watermark Art Center
  • June 5 R2AC Board Chair and author Justin Holley’s book release
  • June 6  Shaynowishkung Statue Dedication in Bemidji’s Library Park
  • Grant deadline list for 2015-2016 released
  • June 13 Photographing Your Artwork with Cal Rice in Baudette

Read Northern Arts News and stay in touch with the arts in our region!


April 27: PlaceBase Productions is Facilitating a Story Swap in Bemidji


Artists, directors, performers, arts organizers, crafts people, gallery owners, teachers, and all-around arts appreciators:  Let your voice be heard!

PlaceBase Productions is gathering stories about arts successes, challenges, and hopes for the future in four communities around the state.  The collected stories will take on a new life in an original theater production premiering at the Rural Arts and Culture Summit.

The Story Swap is coming to the Rail River Folk School at 303 Rail Road Street in Bemidji on Monday, April 27 from 5:30 – 8:00.  This event is free and open to the public.  It will include a locally catered meal, thanks to the Rural Arts and Culture Summit committee!

Register HERE:

How-To Training with Mn Artists: April 16

picture-492-1414103641Artists, enhance your online presence! Learn how to make the most of the NEW, completely redesigned website.

This workshop will be facilitated by Mn Artists’ staff. It is free and open to the public.  Contact Region 2 Arts Council today to register: / 218.751.5447

Location: Bemidji High School Computer Lab
Date:Thursday April 16, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
RSVP: 4/14/15.