Upcoming @ R2AC

Saturday, September 15: R2AC Artist Fellowship application deadline

Monday, September 17: R2AC Board of Directors Meeting
Business Meeting at 3:30 p.m.
Arts Access Grant review at 5:00 p.m. (approximately)
In the Education Studio across from our offices inside the Watermark Art Center (505 Bemidji Ave. N.) in Bemidji
All R2AC Board meetings/grant reviews are open to the public

Wednesday, September 19: Last day for invited artists to drop off their art work at the Region 2 Arts Council Office inside the Watermark Art Center (505 Bemidji Ave. N.) in Bemidji for the upcoming Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Exhibition. Staff will make sure to carefully deliver your works of art to the Gizhiigin Arts Incubator gallery in Mahnomen. Contact R2AC staff (218-751-5447) with questions.

Friday, September 21: Last day for invited artists to drop off their work at the Gizhiigin Arts Incubator gallery in Mahnomen (701 E. Jefferson Ave.) for the upcoming Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Exhibition. Contact Joe Allen (218-849-1679) with questions.

Thursday, October 4: Opening Reception for Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Exhibition 4:30-7:00 pm at the Gizhiigin Art Center in Mahnomen

Monday, October 15: Arts Learning Grant application deadline

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.

Log in and Apply for an Arts Access Grant TODAY!

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Maximum Award: $6,000
Deadline: August 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm
Review Date: September 17, 2018
Earliest Start Date: October 1, 2018

Purpose: Arts Access grants support the creation, production, and presentation of high quality arts activities that help instill the arts into the community and public life in Minnesota’s Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Clearwater Counties by removing barriers that audiences may have to accessing these activities.

Eligibility Basics: Eligible grant proposals must display a commitment to reaching wider audiences through providing new and/or expanded arts programming to residents of our region’s counties, and/or by supporting accessibility initiatives through the project.

Eligible applicants must be Minnesota 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organizations, groups formed for non-profit purposes, or governmental units physically located within one of the five Region 2 Arts Council counties. Not-for-profit groups without 501(c) 3 status  must use a Minnesota 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization or Minnesota governmental unit as a fiscal sponsor.

Contact Us: We’re happy to discuss your eligibility, project proposals, and questions. Contact us at staff@r2arts.org / 218 751-5447 / 800 275-5447.

Attend a Workshop: We’re coming to you, but you can come to us too!
July 16: Coldwell Banker in Park Rapids 5:30-7:00 p.m.
July 19: Bemidji Public Library 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
July 24: Bagley Public Library 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
July 24: Gizhiigin Art Center in Mahnomen 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
July 26: Region 2 Arts Council Office, 505 Bemidji Ave N. Drop-in: 10-2 p.m. & 3-5 p.m
July 30: Region 2 Arts Council Office, 505 Bemidji Ave N. Drop-in: 10-2 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.
July 31: Lake of the Woods Historical Society Museum in Baudette: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

For more information on the Arts Access Grant, to download a copy of the grant questions, to learn more about eligibility requirements and more, visit the Arts Access Grant landing page on our web site.

Thank you! Region 2 Arts Council Arts Access Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Arts Access Grant will be open for applications soon!

The Region 2 Arts Council Office will be closed on the July 4th holiday, but when we return the Arts Access Grant Application will be open online and available for applications! These grants can support creation, production, and presentation of high-quality arts activities, as well as projects that help overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities, and projects that help instill the arts into the community and public life in our region. Non-profits, arts organizations, schools, community education programs, institutions of higher learning, local city, town, county government or tribal offices, or groups formed for nonprofit purposes with a fiscal sponsor can apply for grants up to $6,000 to fund arts projects that will benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.

Have A Safe & Happy Holiday

Arts Access Grant-Writing Workshops

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Join us in each of our represented counties to learn more about the application process of our Arts Access grants for nonprofits, schools, government or tribal offices, community education programs, and groups formed for non-profit purposes. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects and programs. New and experienced grant-writers welcome.

Arts Access Grant is Due August 15

Coldwell Banker

July 16

5:30 – 7:00 pm

101 Main Ave S.,

Park Rapids, MN

 

Bemidji Public Library

July 19

4:30 – 6:00 pm

509 America Ave, Bemidji, MN

 

Bagley Public Library

July 24

4:30 – 6:00 pm

79 Spencer Ave SW, Bagley, MN

 

Gizhiigin Art Center

July 24

4:30 – 6:00 pm

701 Jefferson Ave, Mahnomen, MN

 

Drop-In Sessions (in Bemidji)

July 26

10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

July 30

10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@Region 2 Arts Council offices

Inside the Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji MN

 

Lake of the Woods Historical Society

July 31

4:30 – 6:00 pm

206 8th Ave, Suite 150, Baudette, MN

 

Arts Access Grant applications, and a full list of grant deadlines, are available online at r2arts.org
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.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Region 2 Seeks Program Assistant

UPDATE 06/19/2018: We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Thank you for applying.

Job duties include planning workshops for the Region’s artists and arts organizations, training others in our online grant application system, publicity, and more. Must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, communication skills, and arts experience. Some in-state travel required. See full job description here.

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to apply for this job, or need this information in another format, please contact our office.

Hours per week: 15 – 20; Salary range: $15 – $19/hour plus benefits

Submit cover letter and resumé to

Laura Seter, Executive Director
PO Box 693
Bemidji MN 56619

Or

staff@r2arts.org

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