Reminder: Artists’ Coffee Hour

Wednesday, October 16
8:30 a.m.
Wild Hare Coffee & Bistro
523 Minnesota Ave. NW
Bemidji

Please join artist and business owner, Monica Hansmeyer, as we launch the first Artists’ Coffee Hour.
This is a peer-to-peer learning opportunity using materials from Springboard for the Arts’ Toolkit – Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists – to support local area artists’ shared learning and growth.

Click here to request your free pdf version of the Toolkit.
(not required to attend this opportunity)

The Workbook covers every facet of building a successful and sustainable career – from career planning, time management, marketing, and social media to pricing, recordkeeping, funding, and developing a business plan. The shared learning format invites artists to give and receive support and knowledge through shared experiences. New and experienced artists are welcome!

Interested in starting a group in your area?
Let us know what we can do to help!

218/751-5447 / 800-275-5447 / staff@r2arts.org

This activity is made possible by Region 2 Arts Council with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

Overview Sessions for Current Arts Funding – this week!

Please join Region 2 Arts Council staff to learn about upcoming grants for native artists seeking funding, and organizations looking to offer arts-focused projects.
November 1, 2019 Deadlines: Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Application and Cultural Traditions in the Arts Application

Overview sessions are a good introduction to Region 2 Arts Council grants, offer an opportunity to ask questions and work on your application, and serve as a refresher for those already familiar with Region 2 grant programs.

Highlights include:

  • support around budgets and grant applications
  • eligibility
  • fitting your project to our funding
  • working with fiscal sponsors

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 15

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Leech Lake Tribal College
Oak Hall Entrance
CASS LAKE

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Northwest Indian Community Development Center (NWICDC)
1819 Bemidji Ave. N
BEMIDJI

WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 16

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Adaawe-wigamig Business Center
23748 Hwy. 1 East – Room 109
RED LAKE

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 17

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Boys & Girls Club
PONEMAH

Miigwech to our R2AC Workshop Partners!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

We are in Mahnomen and Naytahwaush this Wednesday, Oct. 9

Are you a native artist looking for support to fund your artwork and career?

Are you an organization looking to offer high quality culturally-focused arts activities to communities?

Please join us to learn about our Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) and Cultural Traditions in the Arts grants. This session is a good introduction to Region 2 Arts Council grants, and a good refresher for those already familiar with our programs.

Highlights include:

  • support around budgets and grant applications
  • eligibilty
  • fitting your project to our funding
  • working with fiscal sponsors

October 9

10am – 12pm

Information Table at White Earth Tribal College
2250 College Road, Mahnomen

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Gizhiigin Arts Incubator

701 E. Jefferson Ave.

Mahnomen

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Community Charter School

242 Church Street

Naytahwaush

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

Region 2 Arts Council office will be closed for Rural Arts & Culture Summit

The Region 2 Arts Council office, located in the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji, will be closed Thursday October 3rd and Friday October 4th. Staff, R2AC board members, AAI council members, and scholarship recipients will attend the Rural Arts & Culture Summit in Grand Rapids. We hope you are able to join us and learn from other rural artists and share your experiences as a rural artist, arts advocate, arts appreciator, or community organizer. Check it out at the link above!

Our office will be open again on Monday, October 7th, for our regular 9-5, M-F schedule.

NEW! Artists’ Coffee Hour

Wednesday, October 16
8:30 a.m.
Wild Hare Coffee & Bistro
523 Minnesota Ave. NW
Bemidji

Please join artist and business owner, Monica Hansmeyer, as we launch the first Artists’ Coffee Hour circle of learning. This session follows the success of our  Collaborative Learning sessions during the Arts Resource Expo this past Spring. It uses materials from Springboard for the Arts’ Toolkit – Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists – to support local area artists’ shared learning and growth. You can request a free pdf version of the Toolkit here.

The Workbook covers every facet of building a successful and sustainable career – from career planning, time management, marketing, and social media to pricing, recordkeeping, funding, and developing a business plan. The shared learning format invites artists to give and receive support and knowledge through shared experiences. New and experienced artists are welcome!

Interested in starting a group in your area?
Let us know what we can do to help!

218/751-5447 / 800-275-5447 / staff@r2arts.org

This activity is made possible by Region 2 Arts Council with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

Cultural Traditions in the Arts grant applications are online!

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Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant

Deadline: November 1, 2019
Maximum Award: $3,000
(25% Cash Match for equipment purchases only)

These grants are open to non-profits, public and charter schools*, community education programs, arts organizations, institutions of higher learning, local city, town, county government and  tribal government entities, and groups formed for nonprofit purposes with a fiscal sponsor.

Funding can support events and activities that represent the diverse ethnic and cultural arts traditions in our state by funding arts projects and programming specifically meant to build bridges between Minnesotans through arts and culture. Activities must be open to the general public and benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.
*Parochial schools are ineligible.

Click here to learn more and apply 

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grant applications are now open!

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grant

Maximum Grant Award: $1,000

Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

Earliest Project Start Date: December 13, 2019

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grant for individual artists is now available online. This is the only grant that may be submitted in paper form.

Open to traditional and contemporary Native American Artists in all arts disciplines. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. Both contemporary and traditional arts, such as beading and regalia making, are considered for funding.

Paper applications are available upon request – please contact our office to request a copy.

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant program is made possible by the generous support of the McKnight Foundation.