FREE Grant Writing Workshops for Native American Artists Begin SATURDAY

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Artwork by AAI Grant Recipient Norma Jean Bakka

Region 2 Arts Council Offers FREE Grant Writing Workshops for Native American Artists

Native American Artists interested in applying for an Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grant are invited to a FREE Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) grant writing workshop to prepare for the AAI grant application process.

Sept 8, 10-11:00 a.m.
Mahnomen at the Red Apple Café.  116 N. Main St.

Sept 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Bemidji at Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji, Ave.

Sept 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Red Lake Tribal Headquarters, Red Lake

Sept 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Cass Lake at Leech Lake Tribal College

Participants will learn about eligible grant requests, writing grant proposals and preparing artist statements, resumes, and work samples.

The deadline for the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant is Oct. 3, 2012.  Grant application packets will be on hand at the workshop and are available for download.

Register in Advance for the Workshops:
Call 218 751-5447 / 800 275-5447 or email

This grant is open to Native American Artists residing in Beltrami, Mahnomen, Becker, Cass, Itasca, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Roseau and Clearwater counties. The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant is made possible with funding from the McKnight Foundation.