Note: The R2AC Artist Fellowship Award has been suspended for FY21; funds that would typically be used to support this award will be used to open a Region 2 Arts Council Artist Relief Grant this year. We hope to re-open the R2AC Artist Fellowship Award in FY22.
Maximum Award: $6,000
Deadline: September 15, 2019 by 11:45 pm
Artist Panel Review Date: October 12, 2019
Final Approval Date: October 21, 2019
Earliest Start Date: November 20, 2019
Online grants open for application approximately one month before the deadline date.
The R2AC Fellowship Award is made possible the by generous support of the McKnight Foundation to provide unfettered funding to individual artists to fuel their art in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, and Lake of the Woods counties in Minnesota.
The goal of the Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) Fellowship Program is to assist the region’s most talented artists in furthering and innovating their work by awarding 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 award artistic excellence and elevate the quality of artistic work in our region. This Fellowship is intended for dedicated artists that have created a substantial independent body of work, have received recognition for their work through development, production, or publishing opportunities or awards, and whose work has been selected for solo exhibitions, commissions, presentations, readings, or performances.
Two $6,000 awards 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
Open to individual artists in all art disciplines. 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.
The Grant Application
Sample R2AC Artist Fellowship Responses
FY20 R2AC Artist Fellowship application (Sample only – cannot be submitted – only online submissions are accepted)