WOA Series for Artists – Register for some or all!

We hope you can join this new series of Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops, available exclusively to artists and creative entrepreneurs in the Lakes Region Arts Council and Region 2 Arts Council service areas:  Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties.

Register for all the sessions below or only the most relevant – YOUR CHOICE

Full Workshop schedule
WEDNESDAYS – 1:00 PM TO 3:30 PM
Career Planning  October 21, 2020
Time Management  November 4, 2020
Portfolio Kit  November 18, 2020
Marketing   December 2, 2020
Promotions   December 16, 2020
Pricing  January 13, 2021
Recordkeeping   January 27, 2021
Legal Considerations  February 10, 2021
Funding  February 24, 2021
Grantwriting   March 10, 2021
Business Plan Essentials   March 24, 2021
Engaging Customers and Selling Your Work   April 7, 2021

All workshops will be held online via Zoom – If internet or computer access is a significant barrier to participation, interested artists can contact Springboard for the Arts at (218) 998-4037 to get connected to local community resources to support their participation.

Click here for details and to register

A NEW VERSION of the WORK OF ART TOOLKIT used as curriculum for this series can be downloaded for free from Springboard for the Arts HERE.

This series is offered through a collaboration between Region 2 Arts Council, Lake Region Arts Council, and Springboard for the Arts. Funding is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and support of the West Central Initiative Fund.

R2AC Board Business Meeting is tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Quick reminder that Region 2 Board Business Meeting is today
October 19
Starting Time: 6:30 p.m.
Business Meeting ONLY
via Zoom

All current board meetings are held online via Zoom to ensure the health and safety of everyone. Region 2 Arts Council board meetings are open to the public, in accordance with the guidelines of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law.

Please contact us for details on how to join if you would like to attend our meetings.

Next ReZume Arts segment goes LIVE October 14!

ReZume Arts
Next Segment:
Wednesday, October 14

1:00 p.m.

Join us “LIVE” via our FaceBook page

Visit with area poets
Erin Lynn Marsh and Dr. Carol Ann Russell

Click for details and to learn more about these artists

LISTEN to artists as they share about their work, artistic process and current projects
ENGAGE via the FB Livestream with questions and comments
DISCOVER ways in which you can connect with showcased artists

Missed our previous segments?
Every session is videotaped and available on the Region 2 Arts Council YouTube channel

If you are an artist living within the Region 2 Arts Council service area and would like to be showcased, please reach out! Email Kathryn to connect.

Exciting New Offerings – Sign up today!

Region 2 Arts Council is excited to offer several Professional Development opportunities and an information session for the Individual Artist Grant applications due October 31. Please read below for details:

Individual Artist Grant applications are due October 31

IAG Information Session
via Zoom
Thursday, October 15
6:30 p.m.

Click here to Register
(Registration is required)

Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grants are made possible with funding from the McKnight Foundation

Arts in Digital Spaces Series for Artists and Arts / Culture Organizations

Whether you’re starting from scratch or ready to build on your existing digital engagement, the Arts in Digital Spaces series will provide the tools you need. How it works:

Part 1: Sign up Now! Once registered you will receive a brief questionnaire to identify your needs (closes Oct. 16)
Part 2: Attend, listen and learn! Two webinars will be made available to those that sign up – These webinars will provide you with the key elements of digital engagement.

Arts and Culture organizations located in Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Hubbard Counties will be invited to apply for a deeper dive with our facilitators for Parts 3&4. Contact staff@r2arts.org for more information!

This workshop series is made possible by Region 2 Arts Council, the Forum of Regional Arts Councils of Minnesota, and Open Voices LLC

WORK OF ART: BUSINESS SKILLS FOR ARTISTS
WORKSHOP SERIES

Work of Art is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines — visual, performing and literary arts. Artists can take the whole series, or individual workshops that best suit their needs.

Dates for Workshop Series
October 21 – April 7
Every two Wednesdays
1:00 – 3:30pm 
Click here for details and to register

This series is sponsored by the Lake Region Arts CouncilRegion 2 Arts Council, and West Central Initiative. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council and Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Work of Arts Series for Region 2 Artists – Sign up today!

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists,
a Professional Development opportunity for artists living in Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard, Mahnomen and Clearwater counties

Region 2 Arts Council, in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts and Lake Region Arts Council, is excited to announce a new series of Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Funding for the series is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and support of the West Central Initiative Fund.

Workshops will be available exclusively to artists and creative entrepreneurs in the Lakes Region Arts Council and Region 2 Arts Council service areas:  Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties.

Dates for Workshop Series
October 21 – April 7
Held every two Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:30pm 

All workshops will be held online

Click here for details and to register

“We are delighted to be able to partner with the Lakes Region Arts Council and Region 2 Arts Council to bring these workshops to artists in our area,” says Springboard Rural Program Director Michele Anderson. “Right now it is especially important for artists to have the skills, connection, and community needed to build their practices and their creative businesses, and these workshops will provide that opportunity.”

Workshops will be held via Zoom and participation via computer is recommended, however, joining the workshop by phone is also an option if internet or computer access is a barrier. All workshops will include closed captioning services. Participants are invited to register for the whole series or for specific workshops relevant to their needs.

If internet or computer access is a significant barrier to participation, interested artists can contact Springboard for the Arts at (218) 998-4037 to get connected to local community resources to support their participation.

Workshop schedule:
Career Planning – Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Time Management – Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Portfolio Kit – Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Marketing – Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Promotions – Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Pricing – Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Recordkeeping – Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Legal Considerations – Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Funding – Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Grantwriting – Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Business Plan Essentials – Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Engaging Customers and Selling Your Work – Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm

Click here to register

The Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists has been led by Springboard for the Arts across the state of Minnesota, and replicated across the country as an accessible, practical resource for artists and creative entrepreneurs to develop their business skills. The toolkit of the curriculum can be downloaded for free from Springboard for the Arts HERE.

Important Reminder: Zoom Rooms & Individual Artist Grant

Quick reminder of important happenings coming up September 30th!

Individual Artist Grant applications
are available online September 30!


Gathering Hour with Zoom Rooms
September 30 at 11:00 AM
Using the enhanced “Zoom Room” feature of this platform, you are invited to join a conversation in smaller groups and directly discuss, share, critique artwork, or collaborate with each other.
(Registration is required)

R2AC Awards $19,000 in Artist Relief Grants

This past July and August, Region 2 Arts Council held two Artist Relief Grant rounds. $500 awards were granted to 38 artists who rely on the creation of art to generate income, have lost arts income due to COVID-19, and have no overdue final reports with Region 2 Arts Council.
We needed to close each round within one day, due to the great number of requests and the limited funds we had available.  Many thanks to Bemidji-based weaver and poet Kristin Majkrzak for her generous gift of $500, which fully supported an additional Artist Relief Grant. Also thank you to author and theater-artist Mary Knox Johnson, who turned down her award in favor of passing it on to the next applicant in line. Finally, thank you to the Region 2 Arts Council Board of Directors and the McKnight Foundation for standing behind this unprecedented use of our McKnight funding for individual artists.
Artists greatly contribute to the region’s economic and cultural vibrancy of our region. Any person or business interested in donating toward the support of artist through our programming can mail a check (made payable to “Region 2 Arts Council”) to: P.O. Box 693, Bemidji MN, 56619.
Region 2 Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to strengthening the presence of the arts by supporting opportunities for arts creation, promotion, and education for the people of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties.

Need connection? Join us for a “Zoom Room” hour with others

  • Are you an artist seeking to connect with other artists to critique your artwork, share resources, network or simply connect with other artists?
  • Are you an organization hosting an event or project and would value connecting with artists?
  • Would you like to simply connect with other artists or arts leaders from the comfort of your own office/home?
  • Are you working on a project and would benefit from having all members come together to collaborate?
Using the enhanced “Zoom Room” feature of this platform, you are invited to join a conversation in smaller groups and directly discuss, share, or collaborate with each other.
Gathering Hour with Zoom Rooms
September 30 at 11:00 AM
[Rescheduled]
(Registration is required)
**Zoom meetings can be accessed by phone or computer.
Please let us know if you need support to join in the conversation.