No Risk Workshop Funding Available

Marion Hunziker-Larsen, a Redwood City, CA fiber artist, models braiding techniques for participants at the Braids, Cord-making and Knotting Techniques workshop she conducted in Bemidji this past spring. Bemidji macrame artist, Dawn Standera, organized the No Risk Workshop weekend.

The Region 2 Arts Council invites individual artists and arts organizations in our five county region to propose No Risk Workshop ideas for direct funding.  A No Risk Workshop is a learning experience for adult artists.  It is open to the public and conducted at no financial risk to the organizing party.

In the past, area artists have conducted workshops on topics such as jewelry making, painting techniques, poetry, non-fiction, rosemauling, basket-weaving, and tatting.  Groups have brought visiting artists to the region for workshops such as cord-making and knotting techniques for fiber artists, producing Shakespeare plays with non-professional actors, and painting with watercolors.

If you are a musician and always dreamed of conducting a song-writing workshop or if you are a puppeteer and know others would benefit from your expertise, organizing a no risk workshop that you would lead, might be a nice way to share your talents and create some personal income.

Would you like to attend a theater workshop about improvisation or learn more about stage, costume, or lighting design?  It’s possible others would, too.  Organizing a No Risk workshop might be a simple way for you to hone your skills and for others to, as well.

The No Risk application is a simple, three page form, available at the Region 2 Office or download one from the this website.  Applications are accepted at any time.  Workshops will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.

Feel free to contact the Region 2 office with questions and ideas.  We are located at 426 Bemidji Ave N., in Bemidji, our phone number is 218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447, or email us at

Please share this information with others you feel would be interested!