R2AC Awards $8,375 in McKnight Grant Awards

This spring the Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) awarded $8,375 through R2AC/McKnight Grants for Arts Organizations program funded through the McKnight Foundation. The grant recipients and information about their projects are listed below.

Bemidji Community Art Center received $2,375 to assist the organization in hosting their 8th annual “It’s Only Clay” national juried ceramics competition and exhibit in collaboration with the Bemidji State University Visual Arts Department.

Headwaters School of Music & Arts, was awarded $3,000 to be used to continue arts programming in Clearwater County.

Northern Light Opera Company, received $3,000 to be used to assist in purchasing portable lighting equipment to be used to bring light opera productions to a variety of community venues as part of an outreach program.

Next deadline for other grants available: Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants, deadline, May 6, 2010; Artist Mentor Grants, deadline April 15, 2010; and the Arts Legacy Designation Grants, deadline May 6, 2010.

Applications for these grants will be available in the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601, or call the Region 2 Arts Council office at 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 or see the applications and download them at our new website http//r2arts.org.