Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) recently awarded $7,868 through the Arts Project Grant Program, designed for organizations and schools to create or produce an arts project or event. The grant recipients included:
Mask & Rose Women’s Theater Collective, Bemidji, received $1,500 to produce “the Oxcars” an evening of celebration and awards for Region 2 theater groups.
Bemidji Community Theater, Bemidji, was awarded $960 to implement a youth internship program in the area of technical theater, including scene design, painting and construction.
Peacemaker Resources, Bemidji, received $1,440 to work with middle school students from Schoolcraft Learning Community to create original youth radio programming centered on the themes of exploring our world and making a better place to be named “Peacemaker Radio.”
Akeley Chamber of Commerce, Akeley, was awarded $1,500 to facilitate a workshop with Mary Therese Peterson in which Akeley youth will create banners to be hung on light poles on Highway 34 and Highway 64.
Headwaters School of Music & the Arts, Bemidji received $1,500 to provide a paid accompanist for First City Singers rehearsals and community performances.
Schoolcraft Learning Community, Bemidji, was awarded $968 to present their winter and spring concerts at the Bemidji High School Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012 and Thursday May 16. 2013, showcasing the choirs, orchestras, and the French program.
The next deadline for the Arts Project Grant is March 12, 2013. Call the Region 2 Arts Council office at 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 for more information. Applications for these grants are available in the Region 2 Arts Council Office at 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601, or download an application from our website. Just look under “Grants.”