The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Fellowshipprovides unfettered funding to one individual Native American artist to fuel his/her art in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, Becker, Roseau, Cass, and Itasca counties in Minnesota.
The goal of the AAI Fellowship Program is to assist the region’s most talented Native American artists in furthering and innovating their work. One $5,000 award will be granted in 2020. The funds can be used for, but not limited to:
Exploring new directions or continuing work in progress
Deadline: March 15, 2020 by 11:45 p.m. Maximum Award: $6,000 (20% Cash Match required; 25% Match on equipment purchases)
Arts Access Grants are open to non-profits, public and charter schools*, community education programs, arts organizations, institutions of higher learning, government and tribal entities, and groups formed for nonprofit purposes with a fiscal sponsor. 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. Arts activities proposed for funding must be accessible by the public, have a strong community component, and must benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.
The Region 2 Arts Council operates in the spirit of the open meeting law. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these sessions. Interested in joining the next meeting remotely? Contact us for details.
Young Artist Grant applications are due February 15.
The Young Artist Grant program is for 8th-12th grade students who have a strong interest in the arts and reside in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods or Mahnomen counties. Students who are singers, musicians, writers, media artists, performers, visual artists and craftspeople are welcome to apply!
Region 2 Arts Council Young Artist Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Community Arts Support Grantapplications are due February 15.
The Community Arts Support Grant program is open to any arts organization with a two-year operating history. These grants are two-year awards made available to arts organizations located in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods or Mahnomen counties.
Region 2 Arts Council Community Arts Support Grants (CAS) are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The CAS grant program is also funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.
“A Traditional Perspective in a Modern World”
Fashion Show & Artist Market
Saturday, February 1
Artist Market starts at 4:00 p.m.
Fashion Show & presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.
Northwest Indian Community Development Center
1819 Bemidji Ave. N
Featuring the stunning fiber artistry of our 2019 Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellow: an evening celebrating the beauty, elegance and inspiration of Delina White of IamAnishinaabe fashion & jewelry designs. Delina was recently named one of 6 Star Tribune 2019 Artists of the Year.
Artist Market opens at 4:00 p.m.
Artist Market includes beautiful works by AAI Fellows Delina White and Robyn Vanwert, as well as Sarah Agaton-Howes, Courtney Bunker, Sage Davis, Hillary Kempenich, Osamuskwasis Roan, Dana Trickey, and Jackie Wright.
Fashion Show & presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. – Doors open for seating at 5:00 pm.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Region 2 Arts Council staff at 218-751-5447; toll-free at 800-275-5447; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Miigwech to the McKnight Foundation and Northwest Indian Community Development Center for supporting this event.