On September 18, 2017, the Region 2 Arts Council Board of Directors granted $44,200 in Arts and Cultural Heritage funds to local schools and non-profit organizations for the creation and production of arts activities that benefit community members residing in our five-county region.
Bagley Area Arts Collaborative received $5,625 for “Arts Unlimited” – a series of new art workshops for 2018.
Bemidji Community Theater received $6,000 to produce Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical The Sound of Music.
Bemidji Sculpture Walk received $5,435 for the upcoming Fiberglass Dog Series in which local artists will paint fiberglass dogs to be installed throughout downtown Bemidji.
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra received $6,000 to produce “A Woman’s Role,” a movie night and concert featuring composer Jennifer Higdon’s “Blue Cathedral” and guest cellist Hannah Holman performing pieces highlighting famous female cellists.
Clearbrook- Gonvick Elementary received $3,705 for students in grades 3 – 6 to see a concert by Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Ordway Center for the Arts and visit nearby art museums.
Clearbrook Gonvick Public Schools received $6,000 to bring Copper Street Brass to their school for an arts residency and community concert.
Gizhiigin Arts Incubator received $5435 to produce “Seven Values Community Mural,” in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Mahnomen.
Northern Light Opera Company received $6000 to produce the Lerner & Lowe musical My Fair Lady.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.