Sept. 11-18 FREE Grant Writing Workshops for Native Artists

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Beadwork by Local Artist Delina White

Attend a Grant Writing Workshop or Drop-In Session
September 11-18, 2013
Native American Artists interested in applying for an Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grant are invited to FREE grant writing workshops to prepare for the AAI grant application process. Come learn about eligible grant requests, grant proposals, artist statements, resumes, and work samples.  Deadline October 1, 2013.

Wednesday, Sept 11 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Informational Table with Region 2 Arts Council staff available to discuss AAI grant applications one-on-one. Cedar Hall at Leech Lake Tribal College, 6945 Little Wolf Rd. NW, Cass Lake, MN

Friday, September 13 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. AAI Grant writing workshop with R2AC staff at the The Red Apple Café, 116 N. Main St. in Mahnomen. MN

Tuesday, September 17 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. AAI Grant writing workshop with R2AC staff at Red Lake Tribal Council Headquarters Building in the Library Archives, Red Lake, MN

Wednesday, September 18 from  6:30-8:00 p.m. AAI Grant writing workshop with R2AC staff at Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad Street SW, Bemidji, MN

The deadline for the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant is Oct. 1, 2013.  Grant application packets will be on hand and are available for download at http://r2arts.org/grants/anishinaabe-grants/at or at the Region 2 Arts Council office at 426 Bemidji Avenue, N. in Bemidji.

This grant is open to Native American Artists residing in Beltrami, Mahnomen, Becker, Cass, Itasca, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Roseau and Clearwater counties. Miigwech to the McKnight Foundation for funding this grant opportunity!

R2AC Grant Writing Workshops in Park Rapids and Mahnomen

legacy_smlRegion 2 Arts Council is offering FREE grant writing workshops in two locations:

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Coldwell Banker Community Room, 101 Main Ave. South in Park Rapids, MN.
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Mahnomen Museum in the new building between the museum and the Red Apple Cafe on Main Street in Mahnomen, MN.

All Region 2 Arts Council grant requests are for arts-related projects, materials and supplies. High artistic quality is expected of all funded projects.

Individual artists, educational institutions, government offices, and non-profit organizations in Hubbard, Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Clearwater Counties are eligible to apply for Region 2 Arts Council grants.

SCHEDULE at both locations:

5:30-6:30 p.m. Region 2 Arts Council grants for organizations:

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant (requests up to $6000 / deadline Aug. 14, 2013) and Arts Project Grant (requests up to $2500 / deadline Sept. 11, 2013).

6:30-7:30 p.m. Region 2 Arts Council grants for individuals:

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant (requests up to $3000 / deadline Aug. 14, 2013), R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships for established artists ( $6000/ deadline Sept. 11, 2013), Individual Artist Grants (requests up to $1000 / deadline Oct. 3, 2013) and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (requests up to $1000 / deadline Oct. 1, 2013. Native Artists residing in Itasca, Becker, Roseau and Cass counties are also eligible for this grant).

The most updated versions of these R2AC grant applications will be presented at this workshop.

For questions regarding R2AC grants and REGISTRATION for this workshop, please contact us at staff@r2arts.org / 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.  Watch for July and August grant writing workshops in each of our Region 2 Arts Council counties.

Watch for a grant writing workshop at the Bagley Elementary School on July 29, 2013 and a workshop at the Region 2 Arts Council Office on August 7!

R2AC Grant Writing Workshop Offered in Baudette, MN

legacy_smlRegion 2 Arts Council will offer a FREE grant writing workshop from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 17, 2013 at the Depot in Baudette. All Region 2 Arts Council grant requests are for arts-related projects, materials and supplies. High artistic quality is expected.

Individual artists, educational institutions, government offices, and non-profit organizations in Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Clearwater Counties are eligible to apply for Region 2 Arts Council grants.

4:00-5:00 pm. Region 2 Arts Council grants for organizations:

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant (requests up to $6000 / deadline Aug. 14, 2013) and Arts Project Grant (requests up to $2500 / deadline Sept. 11, 2013).

5:00-6:00 Region 2 Arts Council grants for individuals:

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant (requests up to $3000 / deadline Aug. 14, 2013), R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships for established artists ( $6000/ deadline Sept. 11, 2013), Individual Artist Grants (requests up to $1000 / deadline Oct. 3, 2013) and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (requests up to $1000 / deadline Oct. 1, 2013. Native Artists residing in Roseau county are also eligible for this grant).

The most updated versions of these grant applications will be presented at this workshop.

For questions regarding R2AC grants and REGISTRATION for this workshop, please contact us at staff@r2arts.org / 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.  Watch for July grant writing workshops in each of our Region 2 Arts Council counties.

Upcoming R2AC Individual Artist Grant Deadlines: Next Week!

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant
Deadline: October 3, 2012

Open to individual Native American artists in all arts disciplines. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. Open to Native American artists residing in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Roseau Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Individual Artist Grant
Deadline: October 4, 2012

Open to artists in all art disciplines. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. Open to artists residing in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 and are also available for download from our website, http://r2arts.org/grants/grant-deadlines/. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you or assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org.

These grants are made possible by a Region 2 Arts Council grant with funding from the McKnight Foundation.  Thank you!

R2AC September and October Grant Deadlines

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship and the Arts Project Grant!  Deadline: Wednesday September 12, 2012. 

For more info on these grants and to download your grant applications, click here.

Looking ahead to October, consider applying for these individual artist grants:

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant
Deadline: October 3, 2012

Open to individual Native American artists in all arts disciplines. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. Open to Native American artists residing in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Roseau Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Individual Artist Grant
Deadline: October 4, 2012

Open to artists in all art disciplines. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. Open to artists residing in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 and are also available for download from our website.  We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you or assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org.

FREE Grant Writing Workshops for Native American Artists Begin SATURDAY

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Artwork by AAI Grant Recipient Norma Jean Bakka

Region 2 Arts Council Offers FREE Grant Writing Workshops for Native American Artists

Native American Artists interested in applying for an Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grant are invited to a FREE Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) grant writing workshop to prepare for the AAI grant application process.

Sept 8, 10-11:00 a.m.
Mahnomen at the Red Apple Café.  116 N. Main St.

Sept 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Bemidji at Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji, Ave.

Sept 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Red Lake Tribal Headquarters, Red Lake

Sept 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Cass Lake at Leech Lake Tribal College

Participants will learn about eligible grant requests, writing grant proposals and preparing artist statements, resumes, and work samples.

The deadline for the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant is Oct. 3, 2012.  Grant application packets will be on hand at the workshop and are available for download.

Register in Advance for the Workshops:
Call 218 751-5447 / 800 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org

This grant is open to Native American Artists residing in Beltrami, Mahnomen, Becker, Cass, Itasca, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Roseau and Clearwater counties. The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant is made possible with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant: March 6, 2012 Deadline

Norma Jean Bakka, Past AAI Grant Recipient

The Region 2 Arts Council Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant  is open to individual Native American artists in all disciplines.

Artists must reside in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen, Roseau, Itasca, Cass and Becker Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

These grants offer funding for costs associated with

  • exhibition and performance
  • production of a creative work
  • purchase of materials or equipment
  • educational opportunities and mentorships
  • proposals for career-enhancing projects

Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 and are also available for download here.

We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you or assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org.

Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place Debuts at All My Relations Gallery

Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place showcases the innovative nature of Native American artists whose ingenuity promotes cultural continuity.  The works span a wide range of practices from the very old to the very new.

The artists of Mni Sota provide stunning examples of ways in which Native artists of the Minnesota region continue to embrace the contemporary while supporting tradition. The dialog that emerges between pieces in the exhibit generally categorized as “traditional” and those categorized as “contemporary,” highlights the dynamic nature of culture that encourages a broader understanding of tradition. The line that has historically existed between tradition and contemporary begins to dissolve as we recognize that innovation is one of our traditions.

All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, MN November 4th – December 16, 2011
The Hage Atrium at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN January 3 – January 31, 2012
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN February 14th – March 15th, 2012
Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Onamia, MN April 1 – May 18, 2012
Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN May 28th – June 30, 2012

Featured artists in this exhibit include: Greg Bellanger, White Earth Band of Ojibwe; Todd Bordeaux, Sicangu Lakota and Dakota; Carol Charging Thunder, Oohenunpa and Oglala Lakota; Pat Kruse, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe; Denise Lajimodiere, Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe; Orvilla Longfox, Assiniboine; *Melvin Losh, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe; Cheryl Minnema, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe; Wanesia Spry Misquadace, Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe; Sandra Panachyse, Canupawakpa Dakota and Mishkeegogamang Ojibwa; Joe Savage, Fond Du Lac Band of Ojibwe; Chholing Taha, Cree First Nations; Cecile Taylor, Spirit Lake Dakota and Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe; Gwen Westerman, Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota; *Delina White, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe; Bobby Wilson, Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota; and Francis Yellow, Itazipco Lakota.

*Delina White currently serves on the R2AC Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council.  Melvin Losh is a former Region 2 Arts Council AAI grant recipient.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines October 2011!

Applications are available for the following Grants at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 and may be downloaded from our web site.

Individual Artist Grant
Deadline: October 5, 2011

Open to artists in all art disciplines.  These grants offer funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. Open to Individual Artists residing in Region 2: Beltrami, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, and Clearwater Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant
Deadline: October 6, 2011

Open to individual American Indian artists in all disciplines. These grants offer funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities.  Open to Individual Artists residing in Region 2′s five counties: Beltrami, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, and Clearwater county, as well as nearby Roseau, Itasca, Cass, and Becker Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

The term “arts” refers to music, creative writing, dance, visual art, theater, and other forms of creative expression. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you, help you locate an artist, or assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org.

FREE Native Artist Professional Development Training Offered October 14 and 15, 2011

Attention Native Artists!  Come to a FREE day-long workshop on developing your business as an artist presented by First Peoples Fund in collaboration with Region 2 Arts Council.

This workshop will assist Native Artists in

  • Expressing individual vision and values
  • Defining the foundation of one’s own business
  • Determining arts marketing, business and financial management abilities
  • Understanding and using planning and budgeting tools
  • Developing key business skills

Choose from two dates and two locations:

9:00 – 4:30 Friday October 14, 2011 at Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, MN. A light lunch will be provided.
or
9:00 – 4:30 Saturday October 15, 2011 at White Earth Tribal and Community College
in Mahnomen. MN. A light lunch will be provided.

RSVP: You must call or email Region 2 Arts Council in advance at staff@r2arts.org or 218-751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 to reserve a spot in one of these two workshops.  Registration Deadline is Friday, October 7.

To read more about the Native Artist Professional Training Workshop and the First Peoples Fund, go to www.firstpeoplesfund.org.

Interested in grant opportunities for Native Artists in and around Region 2’s Hubbard, Mahnomen, Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, and Clearwater counties? Click here to find out more about the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant.