Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Advisory Council

The AAI Advisory Council is comprised of Native American artists and arts appreciators from the regions served by the AAI grant. Assistance with your grant request is available from AAI Advisory Council members or from the Region 2 Arts Council Executive Director at 218-751-5447  or  800-275-5447.

Council Members
Harold “Dunesy” White, Jr. …. Red Lake
Delana Smith …. Red Lake
Genny Lowry…. Cass  Lake
Bernice Mitchell-Diver …. Cass Lake
Debra Warren …. Bemidji
Mary Guardipee … Bemidji

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) grants support and promote traditional and contemporary American Indian arts in the region. AAI is supported by the Region 2 Arts Council with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council (AAI) meets twice each year on the first Monday of November and the first Monday of April at 5:30. AAI meetings are open to the public, in accordance with the guidelines of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law. Any change in time or venue will be announced in advance and noted below.

AAI Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (5:30 p.m.)
Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council meeting and review Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants for Individual Artists

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (5:30 p.m.)
Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council meeting and review Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants for Individual Artists