February 15, 2016: Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Deadline

legacy_smlArts and Cultural Heritage Grants offer funding for a range of arts programming, covering costs associated with providing access to the arts, arts education, and arts & cultural heritage activity such as

  • public art
  • art exhibitions
  • arts festivals
  • artists-in-residence
  • music and theatrical performances

Nonprofit organizations and groups, schools, city and tribal government offices, and community education programs located in Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties may apply for up to $6,000 to fund arts projects and programming that will benefit the residents of the Region 2 Arts Council area.

  • View a pdf version of the grant application
  • Gather pertinent information and required documentation
  • Create a login for your organization at r2arts.org
  • Begin the application process
  • Request support from staff@r2arts.org before submission
  • Submit your application online by February 15, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Thank you, Minnesota Voters!

 

Countdown to January 15th Deadline!

  • Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants for Small Towns (requests up to $6000 accepted)
  • Individual Artist Grants (requests up to $2000 accepted)

Create a login at r2arts.org
Contact staff@r2arts.org for support and to review your application
Submit by January 15, 2016 by 11:59 pm.

Small Towns Grants: Non-profit organizations and groups formed for non-profit purposes located in towns with a population under 2,000 in Minnesota’s Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties are eligible to apply. Thank you to the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund!

Individual Artist Grants: Artists must be 18 years and older and reside in the five-county Region 2 area at least six months out of the calendar year. Individual Artist Grants provide financial assistance for the exhibition, performance, or production of a specific creative work, mentoring with a more experienced artist, participation in not-for-credit arts experiences.  Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding this grant opportunity!

Award Results will be available following the grant review on February 16, 2016. Grants may not include costs incurred prior to the review date.

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Happy New Year!

vector-calendar-2016Enjoy the day and the eve, the extended weekend, your family, friends, beloved pets, and your abundantly creative lives!

If the mood strikes you, the Individual Artist Grant and ACH Small Towns grant applications are always available, go take a look!

Rest assured, we will be back at our desks on Monday, January 4, 2016, to answer any questions you might have, to attend to any online application issues that may arise, and to lay plans for an even better 2016.

Until then, enjoy!  We’ll see you in the new year!

Laura & Holly
Region 2 Arts Council Staff

 

Two Deadlines: January 15, 2016

  • Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants for Small Towns (requests up to $6000 accepted)
  • Individual Artist Grants (requests up to $2000 accepted)

Create a login at r2arts.org
Contact staff@r2arts.org for support and to review your application
Submit by January 15, 2016 by 11:59 pm.

Small Towns Grants: Non-profit organizations and groups formed for non-profit purposes located in towns with a population under 2,000 in Minnesota’s Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties are eligible to apply. Thank you to the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Individual Artist Grants: Artists must be 18 years and older and reside in the five-county Region 2 area at least six months out of the calendar year. Individual Artist Grants provide financial assistance for the exhibition, performance, or production of a specific creative work, mentoring with a more experienced artist, participation in not-for-credit arts experiences.  Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding this grant opportunity!

Award Results will be available following the grant review on February 16, 2016. Grants may not include costs incurred prior to the review date.

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$90,000 in Grants Awarded this Fall

Region 2 Arts Council awarded 33 grants to individual artists and non-profit organizations from September – November 2015.  Thank you to the McKnight Foundation and the voters of Minnesota for your support of the arts!

Please Note:

  • December 15, 2015 is the deadline for Community Arts Support Grants. Region 2 arts organizations who have offered arts programming in each of the past two years are eligible to apply.
  • The December 15, 2015 Artist Mentor Grant deadline has been eliminated. 3/15/16 is the new deadline.
  • Watch for the release of online grant applications for Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants for Small Towns and Individual Artist Grants. The deadline for these grants is January 15, 2016.
  • All of our Quick Grant funding has been awarded.  This program was very successful and we are looking forward to making Quick Grants available again next fiscal year.

Please check our Grant Deadlines page for the entire list of upcoming deadlines.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

pieR2AC Office Closed for Holiday:

We will be closed Thursday and Friday, 11/26 & 27.  Have a wonderful holiday!

Changes to Artist Mentor Grant Program:   When we return on Monday, we will be sharing more information on our need to postpone the December 15 deadline for Artist Mentor Grant applications.  This program is important to us, and we are making some major revisions that will result in greater ease for grant applicants, instructor/mentors, and recipients.  Thank you for your patience! Our single Artist Mentor Deadline will be March 15, 2016.

Gratitude:  We are grateful for the patience everyone has shown during this period of growth and change for Region 2 Arts Council. This fall has been, in part, about discovering some wrinkles and ironing out a few kinks.  Rest assured, we see cleaner lines and smoother planes in our future.

Thank you!

Laura and Holly

December 15 Deadline: Community Arts Support Grants & Artist Mentor Grant (round 1)

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Come see our new sign for yourself! We’re at 303 Railroad Street SW in Bemidji.

Create a Login and Apply Online!

Community Arts Support Grants: Region 2 Arts Council Community Arts Support Grants are two-year awards available to arts organizations located in the five counties of Region 2 that have provided arts activity to communities in our five-county region in each of the past two years. (ready for application!)

Round 1 Artist Mentor Grants: This grant is for 8-12th grade artists who would like some measure of funding to support attendance at an arts workshop, camp or class, or to have lessons or to mentor with an experienced artist. We’re making some changes to this grant- the application process will be completely online, and we have scheduled a 2nd deadline for March 15, 2016. (Online grant application to be released soon! Call us at 218-751-5447 for suggestions on how to prepare in advance for the application process).

These grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.