R2AC Offers FREE Grant Writing Workshops for Native American Individual Artists

The above work is by Anishinaabe artist Delina White

The Region 2 Arts Council will offer free grant writing workshops for any Native American artists interested in applying for an Anishinaabe Arts Initiative for Individual Artists grant within the Region 2 area (serving Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties). These workshops will familiarize potential applicants with the application process, what projects are eligible, how to develop a project budget and other tips.

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant for Individual Artists is open to individual Native American artists in all disciplines. These grants offer 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. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

The workshops will be offered in the following locations:


Thursday, August 12

Minwanjige Cafe (near Strawberry Lake Store)

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.



Thursday, August 19

New Leech Lake Tribal Headquarters

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.



Thursday, August 26

Tribal Council Headquarters Building

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.



Thursday, September 16

R2AC Office, 426 Bemidji Ave N

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.