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.
Harold “Dunesy” White, Jr. …. Red Lake
Delana Smith …. Red Lake
Genny Lowry…. Bemidji
Bernice Mitchell-Diver …. Cass Lake
Debra Warren …. Bemidji
Mary Guardipee … Bemidji
Mary Ringhand … Ponemah
David B. White … Ponemah
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 Wednesday of December and the first Wednesday 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 6, 2017 (5:30 p.m.)
Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council meeting and review Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants for Individual Artists
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (5:30 p.m.)
Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council meeting and review Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship applications