Introducing the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship for Native American Artists

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 1, 2017 by 11:59 pm

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Fellowship provides unfettered funding to an individual Native American artist to fuel his or her art. Artists need to be at least 18 years old, have at least 5 years of experience in their art form, and reside in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, Becker, Roseau, Cass, or Itasca county in Minnesota to be eligible to apply.

The goal of the AAI Fellowship Program is to award substantial financial support to fund creative time and/or arts experiences that facilitate advancement in the artist’s art form. One $5,000 award will be granted yearly. Each Fellow’s artwork will be featured in R2AC’s annual AAI exhibit.

Click the login button above to create an account and access the online grant application. For more information call Region 2 Arts Council at 218-751-5447 or toll-free at 800-275-5447. You can also email us at with any questions.