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!

R2AC Artist Fellowship

Deadline: September 15, 2018
Award: $6,000

The R2AC Artist Fellowship Program assists the region’s most talented artists in furthering and innovating their work by awarding financial support to fund creative time and/or arts experiences that facilitate depth and advancement in their art form. Two $6,000 awards will be granted yearly.

The funds can be used for, but not limited to:

· Exploring new directions or continuing work in progress
· Production costs, materials, or equipment
· Collaborative or community projects
· Travel, research or study to further your art

Click the “Login Here” Button on the right to apply right now!

The R2AC Fellowship Award is made possible the by generous support of the McKnight Foundation to provide unfettered funding to individual artists to fuel their art in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, and Lake of the Woods counties in Minnesota.

NEED MORE INFORMATION? Attend an R2AC Artist Fellowship Info Session!

Monday, August 13
River Art Community (Park Rapids)
323 Main Avenue South
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Monday, August 20
Watermark Arts Center (Bemidji)
505 Bemidji Avenue
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Need support to complete your application or explore your ideas? Join us to learn more about the Artist Fellowship and receive support for the application process.

For more information, or with questions, call Region 2 Arts Council at 218-751-5447 or toll-free at 800-275-5447. You can also email us at staff@r2arts.org. Region 2 Arts staff is available Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm. Call or stop by to set up an individual session anytime.