Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship deadline extended to March 15

Modern Ojibwe Floral Beaded Hat by Robyn Vanwert, 2018 Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellow

Application Deadline Extended to March 15, 2020

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) 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.

The goal of the AAI Fellowship Program is to assist the region’s most talented Native American artists in furthering and innovating their work. One $5,000 award will be granted in 2020.
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.

Applications are available online at r2arts.org.

For questions or more information contact Region 2 Arts Council staff at:
218-751-5447  /  800-275-5447  /  staff@r2arts.org.

Drum roll please! It’s a New Fiscal Year for R2AC

R2ACLogo_Color_small…but before moving forward, let’s take a minute to look back at FY16:

Region 2 Arts Council awarded arts organizations, schools, and non-profit organizations a total of $202,377.00 in State and Legacy funds.  

The funding totals by county are

  • Beltrami County: $99,112
  • Clearwater County: $24,259
  • Hubbard County: $49,646
  • Lake of the Woods County: $23,960
  • Mahnomen County: $5,400

Region 2 Arts Council awarded Individual Artists a total of $48,805.00 in McKnight, Legacy, and State funds. The funding totals by grant program are

  • Individual Artist Grants: $18,132
  • Artist Career Development Fellowships: $12,000
  • Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants: $9,313
  • Artist Mentor Grants: $4,800
  • Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants for Individuals: $3,000
  • Quick Grants for Artists: $1,560

These awards made possible by

  • the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund
  • an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s General Fund
  • and with funding from the McKnight Foundation

Thank you to our funders!

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Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Deadline: March 5, 2014

mcknight_foundation_logo-300x34The R2AC/McKnight Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Deadline is March 5, 2014. We hope you’ll apply! 

  • Open to native American artists in all art disciplines.
  • Available to those residing in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Cass, Becker, Roseau, and Itasca counties.
  • Covers arts costs associated with performance, production, exhibition, materials, equipment, mentoring, workshop attendance.

Applications for up to $1,000 accepted

Grant application forms are available online at https://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/aai-grant-fy14.pdf or at our Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji, Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601.

Call or email us for individual assistance and to answer questions: 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447, or staff@r2arts.org.

Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding this grant opportunity

Individual Artist Grant Deadlines This Week

R2ACLogo_Color_smallR2AC/McKnight Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Artists apply for grants up to $1000.00
Open to Native American Artists residing in Beltrami, Mahnomen, Becker, Cass, Itasca, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Roseau and Clearwater counties.  Must be 18 years or older and a tribal enrollee or a descendant.  Grant application packets are available for download at https://r2arts.org/grants/anishinaabe-grants/at or at the Region 2 Arts Council office at 426 Bemidji Avenue, N. in Bemidji.

R2AC/McKnight Individual Artist Grant
Deadline: October 3, 2013
Artists apply for grants up to $1,000.

Individual Artists residing in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties are eligible to apply for this grant. Must be 18 years of age or older. Applications for Individual Artist Grants are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 and are also available for download from our website https://r2arts.org/grants/artist-grants/.

IAG and AAI grants offer 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. This grant is open to artists in various stages of their arts interests and careers.

Region 2 Arts Council staff is happy to discuss your ideas with you or assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org.

Miigwech and Thank You to the McKnight Foundation for funding this grant opportunity!

July and August R2AC Grant Writing Workshops 2013

legacy_smlThe following Grant Writing Workshops will familiarize potential applicants with the application process, what projects are eligible, how to develop a project budget and other tips for R2AC grants.

Grants and Deadlines:

Workshops for organizations, schools, and units of government will cover the Arts and Cultural Heritage grant (deadline Aug 14, 2013) and Arts Project Grant (deadline Sept 11, 2013).

Workshops for individuals will be tailored to the individuals present including covering the Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant (deadline Aug 14, 2013), R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships (deadline Sept 11, 2013), Individual Artist Grants (deadline Oct 3, 2013), and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (deadline Oct 1,2013).

Please REGISTER in advance. Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.

Workshop Locations, Dates, and Times:

Bemidji: Wednesday, July 10: Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N.

5:30-7:00 p.m.:  Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants (for individuals and organizations)/ Arts Project Grants (organizations).

Baudette: Wednesday July 17: The Depot

4:00-5:00 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government

5:00-6:00 p.m.:  Grants for individuals

Park Rapids: Tuesday July 23: Coldwell Banker Community Room, 101 Main Ave S.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:  Grants for individuals

Mahnomen: Wednesday July 24: Mahnomen Museum (in the new building between the Museum and Red Apple), Main Street

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Grants for individuals

Bagley: Monday July 29: Bagley Elementary School Library

5:00-6:00 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government

6:00-7:00 p.m.:  Grants for individuals

Bemidji: Wednesday. August 7 Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N.

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Individual Artist & Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants

6:30 -7:30 p.m.: R2AC / McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Deadline March 6

AAI Grant Recipients Dennis Williams and Dana Goodwin, beaded moccasins.
AAI Grant Recipients Dennis Williams and Dana Goodwin, beaded moccasins.

Native Artists residing in Beltrami,  Mahnomen, Cass, Becker, Itasca, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard, and Roseau counties!  If you’ve been thinking about writing one of these grants, now is the time! 

The deadline is THIS WEDNESDAY at 5:00 p.m. Either drop off your grant at 426 Bemidji Avenue in the lower level of the Carnegie Library Building or have it postmarked by March 6th and put it in the mail.  Don’t let your perfectionist-self hold you back!  Office staff reviews all grants that have been submitted by the deadline date before sending them off to the AAI Council for review.

Open to individual 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. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Download an AAI grant application packet here: https://r2arts.org/grants/anishinaabe-grants/.

Upcoming R2AC Individual Artist Grant Deadlines: Next Week!

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant
Deadline: October 3, 2012

Open to individual 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. Open to Native American artists residing in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Roseau Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Individual Artist Grant
Deadline: October 4, 2012

Open to artists in all art 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. Open to artists residing in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 and are also available for download from our website, https://r2arts.org/grants/grant-deadlines/. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you or assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org.

These grants are made possible by a Region 2 Arts Council grant with funding from the McKnight Foundation.  Thank you!

Grant Writing Workshops THIS WEEK for Native American Artists

AAI Grant Recipients Dennis Williams and Dana Goodwin Beaded Moccasins

Are you a Native American Artist residing in north central Minnesota seeking grant money for costs associated with exhibition, production, or completion of a creative work?

Call and sign up for this week’s Free Grant Writing Workshops for Native American Artists interested in applying for the Region 2 Arts Council Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant.

Tonight:  Sept 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.  at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji, Ave. Bemidji, MN

Wednesday: Sept 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Red Lake Tribal Headquarters, Red Lake MN.

Thursday: Sept 13, 2:00-3:00 p..m. Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake MN

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grants for up to $1000 are available to Native American Artists residing in Beltrami, Mahnomen, Becker, Cass, Itasca, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Roseau and Clearwater counties.

Register in advance for the workshops. Call 751-5447 or 800 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.  Or contact us with questions. We are happy to answer your questions and help you get a grant application packet.

AAI grant application deadline is October 3, 2012.
AAI grants are made possible through support from the Region 2 Arts Council with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

R2AC Grant Writing Workshop in Mahnomen this Thursday

On July 26, 2012 at the Red Apple Cafe in Mahnomen, Minnesota, Region 2 Arts Council staff will be presenting FREE grant writing workshops for those interested in applying for Region 2 Arts Council grants. 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.

Thursday July 26: Red Apple Café, 116 North Main Street, Mahnomen
5:00-6:30 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government: Arts and Cultural Heritage grant (deadline Aug 16) and Arts Project Grant (deadline Sept 12).

6:30-7:30 p.m.:  Grants for individuals: Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants (deadline Aug 16), R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships (deadline Sept 12), Individual Artist Grants (deadline Oct 4), and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (deadline Oct 3).

All workshops will familiarize potential applicants with the application process, what projects are eligible, how to develop a project budget and other tips.

 R2AC grant writing workshops are open to anyone within the Region 2 area: Mahnomen, Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, and Hubbard counties.  Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants, open to Native Artists in surrounding counties, will also be discussed.

The R2AC Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant deadline is August 16, 2012, with other grant deadlines following close behind.  Are you ready?

For the 2012-2013 versions of our grants, please go to our website or stop by our office.