Closed for the Holidays

pbchristmasjoyThe Region 2 Arts Council office will be:

Closed: Mon. December 26 & Tues. December 27

Open: Wed. December 28 to Fri. December 30

Closed: Mon. January 2nd.

Keep these dates in mind if you are planning to stop in for help with your Individual Artist or Small Towns grant applications due on January 15th. Also remember we are here for you via phone & email when “the weather outside is frightful” if you have questions.

We wish you all safe and happy holidays full of good cheer and fun creative opportunities.

 

Grant Information Sessions

Help with Writing Grant Applications

for Individual Artist Grant (IAG) and Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant (ACHT)

Join us to learn about the on-line grant application process, tips for your artist statement, work sample guidelines, and completing a budget.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines:

Individual Artist Grant (IAG)

Deadline: January 15, 2017 by 11:59 pm

Maximum Award: $2,000

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant for Small Towns (ACHT)

Deadline: January 15, 2017 by 11:59 pm

Maximum Award: $6,000

 

Info Sessions:

Bemidji:

Thursday, January 5

5 – 7 p.m. (IAG)

Meeting Room, Bemidji Public Library

509 America Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601

Park Rapids:

Friday, January 6

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (IAG)

Meeting Room, Coldwell Banker

101 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470

Baudette:

Monday, January 9

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (ACHT)

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (IAG)

Depot Preservation Alliance

Baudette, MN 56623

(218) 590-6407

Drop-In Sessions at Region 2 Arts Council Office (IAG or ACHT)

Wednesday, December 14 10 am – 2 pm

Wednesday, January 4 10 am –  2 pm

Open to artists and organizations in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties. Applications are available online at R2arts.org. For more information, or with questions, call 218-751-5447 or toll-free at 800-275-5447. You can also email staff@r2arts.org or stop in our office weekdays 9 – 5 to discuss project ideas.

Region 2 Arts Council, 303 Railroad St SW, Bemidji MN 56601

Individual Artist Grant Deadline Approaching

Individual Artist Grant

Maximum Award: $2,000

Deadline: January 15, 2017 by 11:59 pm

The Region 2 Arts Council’s Individual Artist Grant Program provides financial assistance to artists in any art discipline or in any stage of their career as an artist. 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 in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties.

Applications are available online at R2arts.org. We are here to help–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 or

Come to Our Information Sessions:

Bemidji:

Thursday, January 5

5 – 7 p.m.

Meeting Room, Bemidji Public Library

509 America Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601

Park Rapids:

Friday, January 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Meeting Room, Coldwell Banker, 101 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470

Baudette:

Monday, January 9

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Depot Preservation Alliance

Baudette, MN 56623

(218) 590-6407

Drop-In Session at Region 2 Arts Council Office

Wednesday, January 4 10 am –  2 pm

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants for Small Towns

Maximum Award: $6,000

Deadline: January 15, 2017 by 11:59 pm

These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects and programming including costs associated with public art, exhibitions, or performances in three key areas:

  • Arts programming that provides access to high quality arts experiences
  • Arts education experiences such as workshops, artist residencies, and arts field trips
  • Arts and cultural heritage programs, projects, festivals, and events

Organizations or groups in towns with a population under 2,000 can apply for grants up to $6,000 to fund projects that would benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.

Applications 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

Come to Our Information Sessions:

Baudette:

Monday, January 9

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Depot Preservation Alliance Baudette, MN 56623 (218) 590-6407

Drop-In Session at Region 2 Arts Council Office

Wednesday, January 4 10 am –  2 pm

Grant Recipients

The following art programs were funded by Region 2 Arts Council in November:
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants for Schools
Bemidji Middle School received $2,800 to fund William Durbin, acclaimed Minnesota author, to teach 325 students in sixth grade at Bemidji Middle School short story elements in historical creative writing.
Lake of the Woods High School was awarded $3,000 to take students on a field trip to the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis to view a production of Wicked, have a tour of the Orpheum, and to visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
 
Red Lake Middle School received $3,000 to bring two Native American artists to the school to do a residency which will teach self-expression of inner-voice to students through the creation of spoken word and music pieces.
 
Arts Project Grants
 
Bagley Area Arts Collaborative received $1,829 to host a three-day plein air painting workshop with Arna Rennan in August 2017.
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra was awarded $2,500 to present the concert “Cinematic Legends,” a family-friendly concert featuring well-known film scores from Hollywood movies.
Farm By The Lake received $2,420 to host six storytellers in January, February, and March. This project will culminate with a workshop class to instruct participants to write their own stories.
Nemeth Art Center was awarded $2,500 to host an exhibit by artists David & Mathieu Ruhlman.
Nemeth Art Center received $2,500 to host exhibits by artists David Linder, Adam McCauley, Gail Katz-James and Lowell Wolff.   

Pequana Playhouse was awarded $1,640 to provide a variety show for community members to enjoy, and in which to participate.

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Congratulations to all our applicants on making arts thrive in the region!