It’s happening today!

Join Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) staff for a presentation outlining R2AC’s Biennial Plan for Fiscal Years 2022 & 2023, including:

  • Community needs assessment results
  • Upcoming priorities and intended outcomes
  • Grant and non-grant programs and services
  • Grant deadlines
  • Preliminary 2-year budget for R2AC

OR contact us directly: staff@r2arts.org / 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447
PLEASE JOIN US!

Region 2 Arts Council FY22-23 Biennial Plan Draft
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March 25 Public Meeting

CLICK HERE TO VIEW Region 2 Arts Council FY22-23 Biennial Plan Draft


The correct date for this public meeting via Zoom is March 25 (4:00 pm)

Join Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) staff for a presentation outlining R2AC’s Biennial Plan for Fiscal Years 2022 & 2023, including:

  • Community needs assessment results
  • Upcoming priorities and intended outcomes
  • Grant and non-grant programs and services
  • Grant deadlines
  • Preliminary 2-year budget for R2AC

Attendees at the public meeting can learn about the plan, ask questions, and make comments before it is submitted to the Minnesota State Arts Board and Forum of Regional Arts Council Arts Advisory Committee for review and approval.

 

 

AAI Fellowship applications are now online!

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2021
Maximum Award: One $5,000 award

Earliest Start Date: May 14, 2021

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship provides unfettered funding to one individual Native American artist to fuel his/her art in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, Becker, Roseau, Cass, and Itasca counties in Minnesota.

Applications and details are available online at r2arts.org

Is this your first time applying?
Create a log in and apply online

Questions? More Information? Support?
218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 / staff@r2arts.org

A favor please?

Would you help us with only 3 minutes of your time?
We seek your input to inform our biennial planning process.
Short, sweet and informative for us.
Thank you!

SURVEY CLOSES FEBRUARY 28TH

The Region 2 Arts Council strengthens 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

Have you heard?

Join Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, Region 2 Arts Council, and fellow arts appreciators, leaders, and artists during Virtual Arts Action Week from February 16-19 to advocate for arts funding in the State. Participation is completely online. You’ll take part in an opening rally and brief advocacy trainings before joining others in several short Zoom meetings with your state legislators to help them understand the role the arts have in bringing economic vitality and vibrancy to their hometowns. Thanking our legislators for their support of state arts funding and letting them know that their constituents support the arts helps guarantee funding at this critical time. Visit artsmn.org to sign up today! Registration closes February 14.

Arts Access Grants are now open for online applications!

Maximum Award: $6,000
Grant Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
Earliest Start Date: May 1, 2021

Important changes this year: Please read carefully! 

Arts Access Grants are open to government offices, tribal entities, or groups formed for nonprofit purposes with a fiscal sponsor to fund the creation, production, and presentation of high-quality arts activities, as well as projects that help overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities, and projects that help instill the arts into the community and public life in our region. Funds can be used for a variety of arts projects and programming including costs associated with public art, arts festivals, engagement of guest artists, arts field trips, workshops, exhibitions, presentations, or performances. Eligible proposals must show a commitment to expanding audiences by removing barriers to participation, and must be realistic, adaptive, and adherent to state mandated COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. Up to two applications per organization will be accepted. 501(c)3 nonprofit Arts Organizations may use one of the two applications to apply for operating support.

Create a Login and apply online.
Our office, located inside the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji, is open with one staff member on duty Wednesday through Friday from 10am to 5 pm. As always, staff are also working from home Monday-Friday 9am-5pm to answer questions, discuss ideas for projects, preview applications to make suggestions, and offer technical help. Email us at staff@r2arts.org, send us a message via facebook, or call and leave a message at 218-751-5447 (toll free 800-275-5447) and we will call you back. We can even set up a face-to-face appointment via Zoom to discuss your application.