On January 12, 2019, the Region 2 Arts Council Board of Directors granted $8,740 in Arts and Cultural Heritage funds to arts organizations, groups with a fiscal sponsor, schools, government or tribal offices, and non-profit institutions and organizations. These grants offer funding for arts projects and programming specifically meant to build bridges between Minnesotans through arts and culture that benefit Minnesotans of all ages across our five-county region.
Watermark Art Center was awarded $3,000 to host the annual Creative Spirit Fiber Festival featuring a vendor market, free and low-fee classes, and hands-on opportunities focused on traditional and contemporary fiber arts.
Headwaters Music & Arts was awarded $3,000 to hold a 5-day fiddle camp for youth and adults focused on history and traditions of lumber camp songs.
Native American Flute Festival was awarded $2,740 to host an evening of performance with music, storytelling, dancing, and drumming, as well as a one-day hands-on flute-making workshop.
Region 2 Arts Council Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.