Reminder: Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant applications are now open!

Maximum Award: $1,000
Grant Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
Earliest Start Date: February 15, 2021

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants are open to Native American artists in all arts disciplines residing in the following counties: Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, or Roseau. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work, purchase of materials or equipment to create works of art, educational opportunities in the arts (excluding academic credit), and proposals for projects or opportunities to enhance the career of an individual artist. Eligible proposals must be adaptive to restrictions that exist during the current global pandemic.

Create a Login and apply online or use our Paper Grant Application – print, fill out, and send in the mail. Our office is closed, but staff are working from home and ready to answer questions, discuss ideas for projects, preview applications to make suggestions, and offer technical help. Email us at staff@r2arts.org, send us a message via facebook, or call and leave a message at 218-751-5447 (toll free 800-275-5447) and we will call you back. We can even set up a face-to-face appointment via Zoom to discuss your application.

Arts Learning Grant Info Session Now Online!

Arts Learning Grant Information Session
Recorded via Zoom Wednesday, December 2
View Video

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
(by 11:45 pm)
Maximum Award: $3,000
(No cash match required this year)

Arts Learning Grants are open to public and charter schools*, community education programs, and any nonprofits or groups with a fiscal sponsor providing quality arts education programming. These grants support high-quality arts education for Minnesotans of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts.
*Parochial schools are ineligible.

All eligible projects must be arts learning-focused, have a strong community component, and benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties. Proposals must also be realistic, adaptive to restrictions that exist during this global pandemic, and adhere to state mandated COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. 

All grant applications must be completed online.

Click here for ALG details

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Opens for Online Applications Today!

Maximum Award: $1,000
Grant Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
Earliest Start Date: February 15, 2021

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants are open to Native American artists in all arts disciplines residing in the following counties: Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, or Roseau. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work, purchase of materials or equipment to create works of art, educational opportunities in the arts (excluding academic credit), and proposals for projects or opportunities to enhance the career of an individual artist. Eligible proposals must be adaptive to restrictions that exist during the current global pandemic.

Create a Login and apply online or use our Paper Grant Application – print, fill out, and send in the mail. Our office is closed, but staff are working from home and ready to answer questions, discuss ideas for projects, preview applications to make suggestions, and offer technical help. Email us at staff@r2arts.org, send us a message via facebook, or call and leave a message at 218-751-5447 (toll free 800-275-5447) and we will call you back. We can even set up a face-to-face appointment via Zoom to discuss your application.

A “How To” for Arts in Digital Spaces

Are you interested in getting your work or arts event on the digital space and not sure how? The team at Open Voices has put together an excellent Webinar series to support you as an artist or arts/arts & culture organization to enable you to shine on the digital stage.

Click on the links below to view these three sessions. They will be available for viewing through the end of December. Listen and Learn How to move your artwork or arts events onto digital spaces!

Webinar #1 – Best Practices Overview

Webinar #2 – How to Create Vibrant Virtual Events

Webinar #3Ask us Anything (Live Q&A)

Arts in Digital Spaces is made possible by the Region 2 Arts Council,
the Forum of Regional Arts Councils of Minnesota, and Open Voices LLC

Reminder: Arts Learning Grant Info Session is December 2

Arts Learning Grant
Information Session
via Zoom
Wednesday, December 2
6:00 p.m.
Click here to Register
(Registration is required)

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
(by 11:45 pm)
Maximum Award: $3,000
(No cash match required this year)

Arts Learning Grants are open to public and charter schools*, community education programs, and any nonprofits or groups with a fiscal sponsor providing quality arts education programming. These grants support high-quality arts education for Minnesotans of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts.
*Parochial schools are ineligible.

All eligible projects must be arts learning-focused, have a strong community component, and benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties. Proposals must also be realistic, adaptive to restrictions that exist during this global pandemic, and adhere to state mandated COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. 

All grant applications must be completed online.

Click here for ALG details

Quick update

Greetings! We just wanted to share that today’s ReZume Arts segment featuring Kelly Schultz and Shannon Lucas-Westrum faced a double technological glitch. It appears that Zoom is facing problems with both the livestream function and recording function today, much to our disappointment. With that said, not only were we unable to share this conversation live. We are also unable to share the recording of it. We hope to gather these two artists again to make up for today’s technological disappointment. Stay tuned!

ReZume Arts with Kelly Freichels Schultz and Shannon Lucas-Westrum

Dear ReZume Arts Fans!

We had a great FaceBook LIVE conversation planned for you today with two area fiber artists, but tech was definitely not on our side. Rest assured, the ReZume conversation is going on as planned, and it will be recorded; soon we will be sure to share the taped conversation far and wide, on our Region 2 Arts Council FB business page, on our staff regiontwoarts friends page, and on our Region 2 Arts Council YouTube channel.

Have a wonderful, safe holiday!

Region 2 Arts Council Staff will not be available on Thanksgiving and the Friday after. We will respond to any emails or voicemail messages when we return on Monday.

Next ReZume Arts segment goes LIVE November 25 – Join us!

ReZume Arts
Next Segment:
Wednesday, November 25
1:00 P.M.
Join us “LIVE” via our FaceBook page

Visit with artists
Kelly Schultz and Shannon Lucas-Westrum

Click for details and to learn more about these artists

LISTEN to artists as they share about their work, artistic process and current projects
ENGAGE via the FB Livestream with questions and comments
DISCOVER ways in which you can connect with showcased artists

Missed our previous segments?
Every session is recorded and available on the Region 2 Arts Council YouTube channel

If you are an artist living within the Region 2 Arts Council service area and would like to be showcased, please reach out! Email Kathryn to connect.

Arts Learning Grant Info Session is December 2

Arts Learning Grant
Information Session
via Zoom
Wednesday, December 2
6:00 p.m.
Click here to Register
(Registration is required)

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
(by 11:45 pm)
Maximum Award: $3,000
(No cash match required this year)

Arts Learning Grants are open to public and charter schools*, community education programs, and any nonprofits or groups with a fiscal sponsor providing quality arts education programming. These grants support high-quality arts education for Minnesotans of all ages to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts.
*Parochial schools are ineligible.

All eligible projects must be arts learning-focused, have a strong community component, and benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties. Proposals must also be realistic, adaptive to restrictions that exist during this global pandemic, and adhere to state mandated COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. 

All grant applications must be completed online.

Click here for ALG details

R2AC Board reviews Individual Artist Grant applications tonight

The Region 2 Arts Council Board Meeting is tonight, which includes the review of applications for the Individual Artist Grant.
November 16
Business Meeting starts at 5:00 PM
Individual Artist Grant Application Review begins at 5:30 PM
via Zoom

Board meetings are currently held online via Zoom to ensure the health and safety of everyone. Region 2 Arts Council board meetings are open to the public, in accordance with the guidelines of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law.

Please contact us for details on how to join if you would like to attend our meetings.

NOTE: Arts Learning Grant applications are now available online
Maximum Award: $3,000
Grant Application Opens: November 15, 2020
Deadline:
 December 15, 2020 by 11:45 pm
Review Date: January 19, 2021
Earliest Start Date: February 2, 2021