Arts Project Grants Awarded

Region 2 Arts Council Awards Arts Project Grants


On April 16, 2018 the Region 2 Arts Council Board of Directors awarded $24,675 through their Arts Project Grant program. These grants offer funding for a variety of art projects including costs related to performances or exhibitions, engagement of guest artists, public art projects, and artists-in-residence. Arts organizations may also apply to fund consultation projects in board development, fiscal management, fundraising, public relations, audience development, or assistance in designing arts programming.

Bagley Area Arts Collaborative received $1,549 to host a Plein Air Painting workshop with Dan Mondloch at the Clearwater County History Center. (Clearwater County)

Bemidji Concert Series received $2,311 to host the highly acclaimed jazz and pop band Hornheads at Bemidji State University. (Beltrami County)

Bemidji Symphony Orchestra received $2,500 to produce a concert called Romantic, with previous member and student aficionado Eric Haugen. (Beltrami County)

Bemidji Woodcarvers Club received $2,010 to host the workshop Wildlife Carving with carver Desiree Hajny from October 25 through October 28, 2018. (Beltrami County)

Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center received $1,305 to create a community-made Mosaic Mural with artist Marsha Wolff at the Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center. (Hubbard County)

Nemeth Art Center received $2,500 to host an exhibition of Julie Buffalohead’s paintings and drawings, and Nathanael Flink’s paintings and sculptures from May 3 through July 14. (Hubbard County)

Nemeth Art Center received $2,500 to host a sculptural installation exhibition by previous Bush Fellow, Alexa Horochowski. (Hubbard County)

Northern Light Opera Company received $2,500 to host NLOKids Theater Project, which is a workshop and camp for children, from July 2 to July 20, 2018. (Hubbard County)

Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council received $2,500 to host the Great American Story, a storytelling competition, on September 22, 2018. (Hubbard County)

Park Rapids Schools received $2,500 to host A World of Music with Todd Green, a seminar for middle and high school students, and a public performance, on September 25 & 27, 2018. (Hubbard County)

Watermark Art Center received $2,500 to host America’s River Re-Explored, an exhibit by contemporary landscape painter Thomas Paquette, including an artist lecture and educational activities. (Beltrami County)