R2AC awards $11,360 in Arts Project Grants!

Honoring the Past, Facing the Future by Region 2 Artist Kathy Gustafson

Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) recently awarded $11,360 through the Arts Project Grants Program, designed for organizations and schools to create or produce an arts project or event. The grant recipients included:

White Earth Tribal & Community College, Mahnomen, received $1,500 to host internationally known performance artist, James Luna, as an artist in residence.

Bemidji Community Arts Council Inc., Bemidji, was awarded $1,500 to secure the Northern Clay Center exhibit “Six McKnight Artists” with special guest artists Leila Denecke and Marko Fields.

Headwaters School of Music & Arts
, received $1500 to fund a series of music and art performances presented at Lake Bemidji State Park’s Amphitheater.

Pequana Playhouse, Baudette, was awarded $1,500 to assist in offering a children’s theater workshop production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.”

Desert Tortoise II by Region 2 Artist Kathy Gustafson

Bemidji – First City of Arts Studio Cruise, Bemidji received $1,500 to assist in funding a self-guided tour for the general public of working artists in Bemidji at their studio locations, October 22-24, 2010.

Vital Communications, Bemidji was awarded $1,200 to assist in funding an original student production presented to Bemidji High School students and community.

Minnesota Folklore Theater, Akeley was awarded $1,295 to present the “High School Version of GREASE” as part of their Children’s Theater.

North Country Museum of the Arts, Park Rapids was awarded $1,365 to fund a live performance by nationally acclaimed country singer and song writer Darden Smith.

Next deadline for other grants available: Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants, deadline August 12, 2010 and the Arts Project Grants deadline September 15, 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 from this website.