Log in and Apply for an Arts Access Grant TODAY!


Maximum Award: $6,000
Deadline: August 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm
Review Date: September 17, 2018
Earliest Start Date: October 1, 2018

Purpose: Arts Access grants support the creation, production, and presentation of high quality arts activities that help instill the arts into the community and public life in Minnesota’s Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Clearwater Counties by removing barriers that audiences may have to accessing these activities.

Eligibility Basics: Eligible grant proposals must display a commitment to reaching wider audiences through providing new and/or expanded arts programming to residents of our region’s counties, and/or by supporting accessibility initiatives through the project.

Eligible applicants must be Minnesota 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organizations, groups formed for non-profit purposes, or governmental units physically located within one of the five Region 2 Arts Council counties. Not-for-profit groups without 501(c) 3 status  must use a Minnesota 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization or Minnesota governmental unit as a fiscal sponsor.

Contact Us: We’re happy to discuss your eligibility, project proposals, and questions. Contact us at staff@r2arts.org / 218 751-5447 / 800 275-5447.

Attend a Workshop: We’re coming to you, but you can come to us too!
July 16: Coldwell Banker in Park Rapids 5:30-7:00 p.m.
July 19: Bemidji Public Library 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
July 24: Bagley Public Library 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
July 24: Gizhiigin Art Center in Mahnomen 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
July 26: Region 2 Arts Council Office, 505 Bemidji Ave N. Drop-in: 10-2 p.m. & 3-5 p.m
July 30: Region 2 Arts Council Office, 505 Bemidji Ave N. Drop-in: 10-2 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.
July 31: Lake of the Woods Historical Society Museum in Baudette: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

For more information on the Arts Access Grant, to download a copy of the grant questions, to learn more about eligibility requirements and more, visit the Arts Access Grant landing page on our web site.

Thank you! Region 2 Arts Council Arts Access Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.