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.

Spring Arts Access Grant applications are available online

Spring Arts Access Grant

Deadline: March 15, 2020 by 11:45 p.m.
Maximum Award: $6,000
(20% Cash Match required; 25% Match on equipment purchases)

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.  These grants can support 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. Arts activities proposed for funding must be accessible by the public, have a strong community component, and must benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.

*Parochial schools are ineligible.

Applications are available online at r2arts.org
218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 / staff@r2arts.org

Individual Artist Grant Application review tonight – Please join us!

Please join the R2AC Board and staff for this month’s business meeting and application review.

Tonight’s Schedule

4:30 p.m. Business Meeting
5:00 p.m. Individual Artist Grant Application Review
Watermark Art Center
Education Room
Can’t make it live? Join us remotely via Zoom either by computer or phone.
Join Zoom Meeting (Via Computer or Smart Phone)
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Problems signing on? Call us!
218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447
The Region 2 Arts Council operates in the spirit of the open meeting law. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these sessions. Interested in joining the next meeting remotely? Contact us for details.

Applications for Young Artist and Community Arts Support Grants are due soon!

Young Artist Grant applications are due February 15.
The Young Artist Grant program is for 8th-12th grade students who have a strong interest in the arts and reside in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods or Mahnomen counties. Students who are singers, musicians, writers, media artists, performers, visual artists and craftspeople are welcome to apply!

Region 2 Arts Council Young Artist 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 applications are due February 15.
The Community Arts Support Grant program is open to any arts organization with a two-year operating history. These grants are two-year awards made available to arts organizations located in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods or Mahnomen counties.

Region 2 Arts Council Community Arts Support Grants (CAS) are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The CAS grant program is also funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

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