Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship

Maximum Award: $5,000
Deadline: March 1, 2018 by 11:59 pm
Review Date: April 4, 2018
Earliest Start Date: April 16, 2018
AAI Exhibit: date to be determined…

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the McKnight Foundation to provide unfettered funding to an individual Native American artist to fuel his or her art in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, Becker, Roseau, Cass, and Itasca counties in Minnesota.

The goal of the annual Region 2 Arts Council AAI Fellowship Program is to assist the region’s most talented Native American artists in furthering and innovating their work by awarding substantial financial support to fund creative time and/or arts experiences that facilitate depth and advancement in their art form. Through such support, the R2AC aims to raise the profile of artistic work in the region and create a strong community of Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellows. Each fellow’s artwork will be featured in R2AC’s annual AAI exhibit.

One $5,000 award will be granted yearly.  The funds can be used for, but not limited to:

  • Exploring new directions or continuing work in progress
  • Production costs, materials, or equipment
  • Collaborative or community projects
  • Travel, research or study to further your art

About the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative and Advisory Council

Check out the eligibility questions. If you can answer true to all these questions, then you should be eligible to apply. If you answer false to one of the questions, or have questions of your own, contact us to discuss eligibility.

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View pdf of last year’s application form (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)

Watch a tutorial video on how to begin an application