Arts Project Grant Deadline is Fast Approaching!

Tall Girl #1 by Bemidij artist Ashleigh Buck

Arts Project Grants have a deadline of September 15, 2010 and the maximum request limit has been increased to $3,000!

Any non-profit, tax-exempt organization that has received 501(c)3 status from the IRS may apply.  This includes non-profit organizations or schools (including community education offices), and units of government.

These grants offer funding for a variety of art projects including production costs related to performances or exhibitions, engagement of guest artists, public murals, art publications, arts awareness projects, administration or consultation services, touring, and artists-in-residence.

Maximum request limit of $3,000 applies.  Any group that does not have 501c3 status, but is formed for a non-profit purpose, may apply through a fiscal agent.  School and units of government may apply without a fiscal agent.  This program is supported through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.

To request an application form, write or call the Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601, 751-5447 or toll free at 1-800-275-5447 or email  You may also access applications and guidelines for this grant  on this website!

Staff assistance is available to all applicants to discuss ideas, select artists, or to assist in completing the application form.