R2AC Online Board Meeting tonight

R2AC Business Board Meeting is tonight at 5:00 p.m.

Our meetings are currently conducted online via Zoom and the public is always welcome to attend. Just email us at staff@r2arts.org to request the zoom link.

All Region 2 Arts Council board meetings are open to the public, in accordance with the guidelines of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law.

Note to Guests: You are invited to join as an observer ONLY. Please make sure your video and audio is turned off as you enter the session. Guests are welcome to attend (or leave) any time during the meeting. Thank you and welcome!

R2AC Artist Fellowship Review

If you would like to observe our R2AC Artist Fellowship Review, our community panel will be meeting today, October 11th, 5-8 pm (approx.) via Zoom. Contact us for the Zoom link at staff@r2arts.org. If you are planning to apply for a fellowship in future, this is a great way to better understand the review process itself, and to listen first-hand to the comments made by the reviewers.

NOTE: You are invited to participate as listener only. Please make sure your microphone is set to Mute and your Video is Off at the time you join the meeting. If you are calling by phone, you will automatically be muted and renamed as Guest 1, Guest 2, etc to preserve anonymity and prevent bias. There are a total of 8 fellowship applications for review. We will review them in order (FEL-2023-01, FEL-2023-02, FEL-2023-03, etc.) starting at approximately 6:00 pm. Here is a link to the meeting agenda. Preliminary scores will be shared at the end of the meeting. 

Fall Arts Access Grant Review

If you would like to observe our Fall Arts Access Grant Review, our community panel will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday September 13th, 5-8 pm (approx.) via Zoom. Contact us for the Zoom link at staff@r2arts.org. If you are planning to apply for a grant in future, this is a great way to better understand the review process itself, and to listen first-hand to the comments made by the reviewers.

NOTE: You are invited to participate as listener only. Please make sure your microphone is set to Mute and your Video is Off at the time you join the meeting. If you are calling by phone, you will automatically be muted and renamed as Guest 1, Guest 2, etc tp preserve anonymity and prevent bias. There are a total of 9 grant applications for review. We will review them in order (ACHA-2023(A)-01, ACHA-2023(A)-02, ACHA-2023(A)-03, etc.) starting at approximately 5:45 pm. Here is a link to the meeting agenda. Preliminary scores will be shared at the end of the meeting. 

 

New funding opportunity for Indigenous Artists!

Our friends at the Metro Regional Arts Council have opened up a new funding opportunity for Indigenous Artists that is also available to anyone residing in our region!

The Artists’ Futures Program is a professional development, skill building and networking cohort for artists working in any artistic discipline at any stage in their career. This opportunity is open to  artists who are Native American/American Indian/Native Alaskan residing in Minnesota and the 11 Tribal nations that share the same geography.

Maximum Award: $35,000 (unrestricted)

Application Deadline: October 3, 2022

Additional resources: $2,000 for professional development, plus access to vetted partnering professionals/spaces/organizations

RECORDED INFORMATION WEBINAR LINK

Participation Requirements:

  • Attend a 90min Zoom meet & greet event to meet the cohort of selected artists, network and learn how to access the available resources. A financial advisor/tax professional will join us for a portion of this meeting to talk about tax requirements and answer questions.
  • Attend six (6) scheduled networking lunch hour meetings. These events will focus on expanding the network of selected artists by building relationships to other makers, arts professionals and arts organizations. These meetings will be coordinated in partnership with selected artists to best accommodate schedules and meet the needs of the cohort.

Number of Selected Artists: 10

Artist Fellowship Deadline Sept. 15

The Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) Fellowship Program assists 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. Two $6,000 awards are granted yearly. 

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022
Award: $6,000 each

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.

For eligibility details click here.
Questions? Need more information? Inquiries about accessibility needs?
CALL: 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447   TEXT: 218-407-2507   EMAIL: staff@r2arts.org

R2AC Fellowship Award is made possible the by generous support of the McKnight Foundation to provide unfettered funding to individual artists who have made significant contributions to their art form and can supply evidence of dedication to their artistic process in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, and Lake of the Woods counties in Minnesota