Upcoming R2AC Board Meeting & Holiday Greetings!

R2AC Board Meeting & Arts Learning Grant Review
Monday November 19th from 4:30pm to 8:00 pm
Arts Learning Grant Review will start at approximately 6:00 pm

All Region 2 Arts Council board meetings are open to the public, in accordance with the guidelines of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month in the Watermark Art Center at 505 Bemidji Ave. N. at the education studio across the hall from our offices and all are welcome stop in to attend (or leave) any time during the meeting and/or grant review.

Happy Thanksgiving!
R2AC offices will be closed Thursday 11/22/18 and Friday 11/23/18 to celebrate the holiday. We will be wishing you good food, safe travel, warmth in the cold weather, and lots of heartfelt memories made with family and friends.

Check out what is happening at R2AC!

Opening Reception tonight at the Miikanan Gallery from 5:00-7:00 pm
Mazinigwaaso She Stitches Fancy will be showing in the Miikanan Gallery in the Watermark Art Center from tonight, Nov. 9th, through Dec. 23rd. This group show features both of our AAI Fellows, Robyn Vanwert and Pamela Iceman, as well as the work of Cari Tabor. It is an incredibly beautiful show – don’t miss it!

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Exhibit travels from Mahnomen to Bemidji
Our offices will also be open tonight, Nov. 9th, from 5-7 pm, featuring the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Exhibit. This exhibit will be open whenever our office is open, M-F 9am-5pm, but it is only here until December 8th! If you missed the opening reception at Gizhiigin, you can come to our Closing Reception on December 8, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. There will be food and fabulous art – what could be better?

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council Meeting and Grant Review rescheduled
The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council will convene on Wednesday December 12th at 5:30 pm to conduct business and review and award Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants one week later than the originally scheduled December 5th meeting. This meeting is open to the public, in accordance with the guidelines of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law, and will be held at the Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave. N., Bemidji 56601, in the education studio across the hall from our offices.

Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant deadline extended to December 15
Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant applications were originally due on November 15, 2018, but because we were late getting the grant open for online applications we have decided to give applicants a whole extra month to apply!

Grant Deadlines on the Horizon…
Spring Arts Access Grant opens for application 12/01/18 and is due 01/15/19
Individual Artist Grant opens for application 01/01/19 and is due 02/15/19
Young Artist Grant opens for application 01/01/19 and is due 02/15/19

R2AC Artist Panel Review and Grant Deadlines Coming Soon

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – R2AC Artist Fellowship Panel Review – 12:30-4:30 pm
The review is open to the public, in accordance with the guidelines of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law, and will be in the Watermark Art Center at 505 Bemidji Ave. N. at the education studio across the hall from our offices.

Thursday, November 1, 2018Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant applications are due. (Paper applications must be postmarked by November 1st to be eligible)

Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant deadline has been extended to December 15!
Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant applications were originally due on November 15, 2018, but because we were late getting the grant open for online applications we have decided give applicants a whole extra month to apply!

R2AC Happenings – Board meetings, grants and more

All Region 2 Arts Council board meeting are open to the public, in accordance with the guidelines of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month in the Watermark Art Center at 505 Bemidji Ave. N. at the education studio across the hall from our offices. Please note that today’s meeting begins later than usual. We encourage you to attend anytime.

Monday, October 15, 2018 R2AC Board Meeting (starts later than usual at 5:30 p.m.)
Business Meeting.

Monday, October 15, 2018Arts Learning Grant applications are due by 11:59 p.m. tonight!

Monday, October 22, 2018 – Grant Opportunities for Native Artists, Information Session 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Ponemah Boys and Girls Club (rescheduled due to weather – apologies for anyone who did not receive the notice in time).

Thursday, November 1, 2018Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant applications are due soon.

R2AC Closed Oct. 12th to Attend a Statewide Staff Training

R2AC staff will not be in the office tomorrow, Friday October 12th, because of a statewide staff training. If you have any questions after today that relate to the Arts Learning Grant application, which is due Monday, please email Laura at laura@r2arts.org. She will follow up with you on Sunday.

And don’t forget! We have two grant application deadlines coming right up:

Monday, October 15: Arts Learning Grant application deadline!

Thursday, November 1: Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant application deadline!

Arts Learning Grant Applications are due October 15!

The Arts Learning Grant is open to public and charter schools, community education programs, and any nonprofits or groups with a fiscal sponsor providing arts education programming.

Don’t wait! Apply today!

Monday, October 15: Arts Learning Grant application deadline

And on the horizon for Individual Artists:

Thursday, November 1: Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant application deadline

R2AC Closed Oct. 4th to Attend AAI Exhibition

R2AC staff will not be in the office tomorrow, Thursday October 4th, because they will be traveling to Mahnomen to attend the opening of the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Exhibit at Gizhigin Arts Incubator on 701 Jefferson Ave. The opening will be from 4:30-7:00 pm and there will be arts and artists and food! Come Join us!

This is a traveling exhibit and R2AC will have a Closing Reception in our offices inside the Watermark Art Center on December 8, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

There will also be an group exhibit at Miikanan Gallery in the Watermark Art Center that both of our AAI Fellows will be a part running Nov. 9th through Dec. 23. The opening reception will be Nov. 9th, 5:00-7:00 pm

And don’t forget, Thursday, November 1: Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant application deadline!