Register Now! R2AC FREE Grant Writing Workshops in July

With a new round of grant deadlines approaching, Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) will offer free grant writing workshops for organizations, schools, and units of government and individuals within the five counties of Region 2.

Workshops for organizations will cover  Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants (Aug 16 deadline) and Arts Project Grants (Sept 12 deadline). Special attention will be given to Outcome-Based Evaluations for Arts and Cultural Heritage grants.

Workshops for individual artists will cover Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants (Aug 16 deadline), R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships (Sept 12 deadline), Individual Artist Grants (Oct 4 deadline), and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (Oct 3 deadline).

Please REGISTER in advance.  Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218 849-2996 or 1800 275-5447.

Monday July 16: Clear Waters Life Center, 226 Elm Street, Gonvick MN
Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government: 6-7:30 p.m.
Grants for individuals: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday July 18: Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Avenue NW, Bemidji MN
Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Grants for individuals: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday July 19: Coldwell Banker, 101 Main Ave S., Park Rapids MN
Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government: 6-7:30 p.m.
Grants for individuals: 7:30-8:30

Thursday July 19: The Depot, Baudette MN
Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Grants for individuals: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday July 26: Red Apple Café, 116 North Main Street, Mahnomen MN
Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Grants for individuals: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

R2AC Awards Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants

The Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) has recently awarded $3,750 through the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Program.  Monies awarded are for arts activities related to its mission of supporting, maintaining, and promoting traditional and contemporary Native American arts in North Central Minnesota.   The grant recipients and information about their projects are listed below.

Bonita Desjarlais, of Bena, received $1,000 to purchase tools and equipment to complete Ojibwe style stained glass projects for display in art exhibitions.

Luella M. Zimmerman, of Blackduck, was awarded $1,000 to purchase materials and equipment to make star quits for sale.

Melvin Losh, of Bena, received $1,000 to purchase a laptop computer, flatbed scanner, software and accessories to digitize photographs to create an online archive of his art and quillwork from the last 37 years.

Clem May, of Red Lake, was awarded $750 to purchase a new drum set to use in performances.

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative grants program is supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation. Current AAI Council members are Tom Buckanaga, Mary Guardipee, Douglas Lee, Genny Lowry, Bernice Mitchell, Delana Smith, Debra Warren, Delina White, and Harold “Dunesy” White, Jr.

The next deadline for the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grant is March 6, 2012.  The next deadline for other grants available is the Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant, due on January 17, 2012.

Applications for these grants will be available in the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601, or call the Region 2 Arts Council office at 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 or see the applications and download them here.

Grant Deadlines Next Week: October 5 & 6!

Attention Individual Artists! You’ve got less than a week to finish your applications for Region 2 Arts Council’s Anishinaabe Arts Initiative and Individual Artist Grants.

Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 and may be downloaded from our web site.

Individual Artist Grant
Deadline: October 5, 2011

Open to artists in all art disciplines.  These 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. Open to Individual Artists residing in Region 2: Beltrami, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, and Clearwater Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant
Deadline: October 6, 2011

Open to individual American Indian artists in all disciplines. These 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.  Open to Individual Artists residing in Region 2’s five counties: Beltrami, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, and Clearwater county, as well as nearby Roseau, Itasca, Cass, and Becker Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

IMPORTANT: Hand delivered applications must be in our office no later than 5 p.m. on the deadline date.  Applications postmarked by the deadline date and mailed to our office are also accepted.

The term “arts” refers to music, creative writing, dance, visual art, theater, and other forms of creative expression. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you, help you locate an artist, or assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines October 2011!

Applications are available for the following Grants at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 and may be downloaded from our web site.

Individual Artist Grant
Deadline: October 5, 2011

Open to artists in all art disciplines.  These 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. Open to Individual Artists residing in Region 2: Beltrami, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, and Clearwater Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant
Deadline: October 6, 2011

Open to individual American Indian artists in all disciplines. These 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.  Open to Individual Artists residing in Region 2’s five counties: Beltrami, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, and Clearwater county, as well as nearby Roseau, Itasca, Cass, and Becker Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

The term “arts” refers to music, creative writing, dance, visual art, theater, and other forms of creative expression. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you, help you locate an artist, or assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org.

Free Grant Writing Workshops for Native American Artists

Jim Jones working on his birch bark canoe

Over the next three weeks, the Region 2 Arts Council is offering free grant writing workshops to discuss grant writing tips and procedures with individual artists interested in applying for an Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant.

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant is open to individual Native American artists residing in Region 2’s Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen Counties, as well as artists living in nearby Roseau, Itasca, Cass and Becker Counties. Native Artists in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000. Grant Deadline is October 6, 2011.

Location: Tribal Council HQ Building, Red Lake
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Ave, Bemidji
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Leech Lake Tribal College
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required.  To reserve a place in a free workshop or for further information, please call 218-751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org


September/October Grant Deadlines Just Around the Corner!

Applications are available for the following Grants at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 and are also available for download. Just click the links below.

Arts Project Grant
Deadline: September 14, 2011
Download application: pdf or word document.
Open to any non-profit organization, school (including community education offices), and units of government.  These grants offer funding for a variety of art projects including costs related to performances or exhibitions, engagement of guest artists, and artists-in-residence. Organizations can apply for grants up to $1,500.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship
Deadline: September 14, 2011
Download application: pdf or word document.
Open to established artists in all disciplines who show a commitment to their career. This 18-month fellowship provides the opportunity for career development experiences that will add depth and advancement to any artistic career. Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.

Individual Artist Grant
Deadline: October 5, 2011
Download application: pdf or word document.
Open to artists in all art disciplines.  These 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. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant
Deadline: October 6, 2011
Download application: pdf or word document.
Open to individual American Indian artists in all disciplines. These 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. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Projects funded through R2AC’s grants programs should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. The term “arts” refers to music, creative writing, dance, visual art, theater, and other forms of creative expression. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you, help you locate an artist, or assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org.

Don’t miss these upcoming Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Free Grant Writing Workshops

The Region 2 Arts Council will offer free grant writing workshops for individual artists interested in applying for an Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant. This grant is open to Native American artists residing in Region 2’s Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen Counties, as well as artists living in nearby Roseau, Itasca, Cass and Becker Counties. These workshops will familiarize potential applicants with the application process, what projects are eligible, how to develop a project budget and other tips.

Location: Minwanjige Café, near the Strawberry Lake Store in Ogema.
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Tribal Council HQ Building, Red Lake
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Ave, Bemidji
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Leech Lake Tribal College
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION is requiredTo reserve a place in a free workshop or for further information, please call 218-751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

Free Grant Writing Workshop in Red Lake is scheduled for August 25th, NOT today!

Unfortunately the Red Lake Nation Newspaper published the wrong date for our grant writing workshop. Please note the correct information below and let your friends know!

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Tribal Council HQ Building, Red Lake

ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required.  To reserve a place at our free workshop or for further information, please call 218-751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

Our free grant writing workshop will familiarize potential applicants with the application process, what projects are eligible, how to develop a project budget and other tips to help individual artists interested in applying for an Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant. This grant is open to Native American artists residing in Region 2’s Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen Counties, as well as artists living in nearby Roseau, Itasca, Cass and Becker Counties. These 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. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.  Grant Deadline is October 6, 2011. Download the application now.

R2AC Fall 2011 Grant Deadlines

Artists, schools, non-profits, government offices, and arts organizations!  Region 2 Arts Council fall deadlines are approaching fast.  Are you ready?

August:

  Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants: August 16

September: 

Arts Project Grants:  September 14

R2AC McKnight Career Development Fellowships:  September 14

October:

Individual Artist Grants:  October 5

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants:  October 6

Click on each of the grants above to download copies and discover which grants apply to the project or activity you are envisioning. Call R2AC at 218-751-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with your questions and ideas.

All grants are postmark due by 5 p.m. on the deadline dates listed above.  Mail or hand deliver your completed grant applications to Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji Ave., Bemidji, Minnesota.

FREE Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Writing Workshops

Attention Native Artists residing in Beltrami, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard, Cass, Roseau, Itasca, and Becker Counties:  Don’t forget to contact Region 2 Arts Council (218-751-5447/1-800-275.5447 or staff@r2arts.org) to sign up for one of the following FREE Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Writing Workshops in your area!

Location: Minwanjige Café, near the Strawberry Lake Store in Ogema.  Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011. Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Tribal Council HQ Building, Red Lake.  Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011.  Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Ave, Bemidji.  Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011.  Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Leech Lake Tribal College.  Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011.  Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

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

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant is open to individual Native American artists in all disciplines. These 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. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000. Grant Deadline is October 6, 2011.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required.  To reserve a place in a free workshop or for further information, please call 218-751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.  To download a copy of Region 2 Arts Council Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant, click here!