Do you value the arts?

We need you!

Please join us in our conversations with legislators during Virtual Arts Action this week. Your stories, your presence, your voice make a difference! Whether you are registered or not, we want you in the Zoom room. See the schedule below to find your legislative district time and date. Call 218-715-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org for details on how you can join the conversation.

And if you have not yet registered to Arts Action Week you can do so by visiting artsmn.org

Spring Arts Access grant applications are due April 15!

Arts Access Grants are open to non-profits, public and charter schools*, community education programs, arts organizations, institutions of higher learning, government and tribal entities, and groups formed for nonprofit purposes with a fiscal sponsor. 
*Parochial schools are ineligible

First time applicant? Need support? We are here to help!

CALL: 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447

TEXT: 218-407-2507

EMAIL: staff@r2arts.org

Region 2 Arts Council Arts Access Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Community Arts Support Grant application review session is tonight!

The Region 2 Arts Council operates in the spirit of the open meeting law. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend any of our meetings and application review sessions.

Upcoming is the Community Arts Support Grant application review, which will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

Community Arts Support Grant Review Session
Wednesday, March 9

Board Business Meeting – 6:00 p.m.

Review of applications is estimated to begin at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Thank you and welcome!

EMAIL: staff@r2arts.org – CALL: 218-751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 – TEXT: 218-407-2507

Region 2 Arts Council Community Arts Support Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Join us March 9th!

Virtual Coffee & Conversation with Sarah Fossen
March 9th – 9:30 AM

Join Sarah Fossen, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA), for a virtual coffee & conversation hour.

We will post the link for this session on our website the morning of March 9th for easy access. Mark your calendars and join us!

  • Hear directly from Sarah about the important role you can play in supporting the vitality of the arts in your community.
  • Learn about current efforts to pass a bill that would offer financial relief to arts and cultural groups affected by the pandemic.
  • Gain key insights into the ways in which MCA works to make your voice heard at the capitol and throughout the state.

This is also your chance to ask questions, share your stories, and get ready for Virtual Arts Action Week!

What is Arts Action Week?

Virtual Arts Action Week is a perfect time to visit with your legislators to inform them of ways in which the arts make a difference in your community. These conversations play a vital role in ensuring continued funding for the arts through our Legacy Amendment and state grant funds.

Add your voice to the week’s activities!

Register to Virtual Arts Action Week today

Spring Arts Access grant applications are now open!

Arts Access Grants are open to non-profits, public and charter schools*, community education programs, arts organizations, institutions of higher learning, government and tribal entities, and groups formed for nonprofit purposes with a fiscal sponsor. 
*Parochial schools are ineligible

First time applicant? Need support? We are here to help!

CALL: 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447

TEXT: 218-407-2507

EMAIL: staff@r2arts.org

Region 2 Arts Council Arts Access Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship applications are due tomorrow!

Two awards of $5,000 will be funded in 2022.

AAI Fellowship 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.

Questions? Need more information?

We are here to help!

CALL: 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447

TEXT: 218-407-2507

EMAIL: staff@r2arts.org

The Region 2 Arts Council Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of the McKnight Foundation

Congratulations to Recent Awardees!

Help us celebrate our recent Arts Project and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative grant recipients! And we also take this moment to acknowledge our current and previous fellows, Blair Treuer and Thomas Stillday. Blair was selected as one of two 2022 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellows and Thomas was awarded a 2022 First People’s Fund “Cultural Capital Fellowship”. Finally, we have a number of artists and organizations in our area that received a Minnesota State Arts Board grant. Congratulations to all!

Resource Page, Calls for Artists, Arts Events!

Have you checked out our new Arts Events and Arts Resource pages? There are a number of Calls for Artists that you might want to know about so be sure to scroll down the Arts Resource page to learn about these upcoming opportunities.

Check them out!

We are continuously updating these pages so be sure to bookmark them to stay informed. Know something we don’t know? Send info to kathryn@r2arts.org with details. Thank you for helping us stay current!