FREE Native Artist Professional Development Training Offered October 14 and 15, 2011

Attention Native Artists!  Come to a FREE day-long workshop on developing your business as an artist presented by First Peoples Fund in collaboration with Region 2 Arts Council.

This workshop will assist Native Artists in

  • Expressing individual vision and values
  • Defining the foundation of one’s own business
  • Determining arts marketing, business and financial management abilities
  • Understanding and using planning and budgeting tools
  • Developing key business skills

Choose from two dates and two locations:

9:00 – 4:30 Friday October 14, 2011 at Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, MN. A light lunch will be provided.
or
9:00 – 4:30 Saturday October 15, 2011 at White Earth Tribal and Community College
in Mahnomen. MN. A light lunch will be provided.

RSVP: You must call or email Region 2 Arts Council in advance at staff@r2arts.org or 218-751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 to reserve a spot in one of these two workshops.  Registration Deadline is Friday, October 7.

To read more about the Native Artist Professional Training Workshop and the First Peoples Fund, go to www.firstpeoplesfund.org.

Interested in grant opportunities for Native Artists in and around Region 2’s Hubbard, Mahnomen, Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, and Clearwater counties? Click here to find out more about the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant.

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


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!

Throughout the Month of July: FREE Grant Writing Workshops at a Location Near You!

This July, Region 2 Arts Council is once again offering FREE GRANT WRITING WORKSHOPS to artists and arts organizations in our five county region: Hubbard, Clearwater, Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties.  Find the location nearest you and decide which grants you’d like to apply for. Next, call/email R2AC and reserve a spot.  Grant Deadlines are Fast Approaching!  What’s coming up first?  Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant are due in the R2AC office by August 16th!

WORKSHOPS:

Public Library Conference Room
Thursday, July 7             PARK RAPIDS

Individual Artist Grant/ McKnight Career Development Fellowship
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Arts Project Grants/Community Arts Support Grants
7:30 – 8:30 p.m

Faith Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, Bagley Avenue, NW
Tuesday, July 12             Bagley

Individual Artist Grant/ McKnight Career Development Fellowship
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Arts Project Grant/Community Arts Support Grant
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue
Thursday, July 14th      Bemidji

Individual Artist Grant/ McKnight Career Development Fellowship
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Arts Project Grant/Community Arts Support Grant
7:30 – 8:30 p.m

Lake of the Woods High School Media Room
Tuesday, July 19th               Baudette

Individual Artist Grant/ McKnight Career Development Fellowship
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Arts Project Grant/ Community Arts Support Grant
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Red Apple Cafe
Thursday, July 21               Mahnomen

Individual Artist Grant/ McKnight Career Development Fellowship
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Arts Project Grant/Community Arts Support Grant
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

For All Workshops 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

FALL ROUND GRANT DEADLINES: Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant deadline:August 16th; Arts Project Grants and Career Development Fellowships: September 14th, and Individual Artist Grants: October 6th, Community Arts Support Grants: Feb 15th (one round every two years).  Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Writing Workshops will be offered in August and September to residents of Region 2’s five counties as well as residents of Roseau, Itasca, Cass and Becker Counties to prepare for the October 6th deadline date.

GRANTS:

The Arts and Cultural Heritage grant writing session will be open to artists in all art disciplines, any non-profit organization, school (including community education offices), and units of government. These grants support three key areas: Arts Activities and Arts Access, Education, and Cultural Heritage. Individual artists can apply for grants up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for grants up to $6,000.

The Arts Project grant writing session will be 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.

The Community Arts Support grant writing session will be open to any arts organizations. These grants are two-year awards that help provide some measure of funding stability for arts organizations so that their energy can be better focused on increasing the quality and availability of the arts to their communities. Arts organizations can apply for grants up to $6,000 depending on the their annual revenues.

The R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship is 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.

The Individual Artist grant writing session will be 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.

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. Native American artists residing in Region 2 and additionally Becker, Cass, Itasca, and Roseau counties are encouraged to apply. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Note: As you plan your fall grant projects, be aware that delays in grant award payments may occur.  Payments by R2AC on approved grants are dependent on the status of the Minnesota State Budget.

Region 2 Arts Council Seeking Council Members for Anishinabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Council

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking AAI Council members to fill vacancies beginning November 1, 2009.  Members must live in the Region 2 service area, which includes Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties and the nearby counties of Becker, Cass, Itasca and Roseau.
The AAI Council is responsible for reviewing and awarding grants.  The council meets two times per year in Bemidji during the months of November and April.  Members are reimbursed for travel and paid a stipend for attending meetings.
To receive an application form please write to:  Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN  56601; or call the R2AC Executive Director, Terri Widman, at 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking AAI Council members to fill vacancies beginning November 1, 2009.  Members must live in the Region 2 service area, which includes Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties and the nearby counties of Becker, Cass, Itasca and Roseau.

The AAI Council is responsible for reviewing and awarding grants.  The council meets two times per year in Bemidji during the months of November and April.  Members are reimbursed for travel and paid a stipend for attending meetings.

To receive an application form please write to:  Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN  56601; or call the R2AC Executive Director, Terri Widman, at 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.