Quick reminder of important happenings coming up September 30th!
- Are you an artist seeking to connect with other artists to critique your artwork, share resources, network or simply connect with other artists?
- Are you an organization hosting an event or project and would value connecting with artists?
- Would you like to simply connect with other artists or arts leaders from the comfort of your own office/home?
- Are you working on a project and would benefit from having all members come together to collaborate?
We regret that we will need to make changes to this week’s offerings as follows:
- September 23 segment of ReZume Arts is CANCELLED – OCTOBER LINE UP COMING SOON!
- September 24 Gathering Hour with “Zoom Rooms” – RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 30
Reminder: Individual Artist Grant applications will be available online beginning September 30. Applications are due October 31.
Quick reminder that Region 2 Board Business Meeting is today
Starting Time: 2:00 p.m.
Business Meeting ONLY
All current board meetings are held online via Zoom to ensure the health and safety of everyone. Region 2 Arts Council board meetings are open to the public, in accordance with the guidelines of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law.
Please contact us for details on how to join if you would like to attend our meetings.
Quick reminder that our next ReZume Arts, segment goes LIVE on our Region 2 Arts Council Facebook page today at 1:00 p.m.
Who will you meet today?
Duane is a sculpture artist residing in Beltrami County and is a current Region 2 Arts Council Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Fellow. He extends a public invitation to visit his Sculpture and Painting Art Show now on display at his studio in Bemidji. Duane can be reached at the following:
Phone 218 760 4580
Simon has been creating sculpture with asin (stone) and mitig (wood) for over a decade. He has found that each stone holds many stories that access him as their storyteller. He also dedicates his time to hand harvested goods. You can reach him through the following:
Facebook Page: Art from nature
Missed the live stream?
And be sure to check out these artists’ work.
We may have cancelled events yet artists are still creating and ready to show you what they have to offer!
Region 2 Arts Council is accepting applications from artists in our five-county region interested in joining the new Region 2 Work of Art Learning Cohort. This completely online-opportunity is for artists who are ready to relaunch, reinforce, or retool their artistic careers.
Springboard for the Arts facilitators will lead the Cohort through the Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops twice monthly, October – April from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Artists will need access to Zoom in order to participate.
A committee of Region 2 Arts Council board members will select six participants for this opportunity. We are seeking a dynamic and diverse set of artists from any arts discipline and in any stage of their artistic careers. Application deadline: 9/21/20.
Questions, clarifications, or to request an application in the mail: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 218 751-5447 / 800 275-5447. Go to r2arts.org to download a paper application. Stop by and get a paper application from the Region 2 Office in the Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Avenue N. Bemidji.
Wednesday, September 9
Mark your calendar to join us “LIVE” via our FaceBook page
Visit with area Anshinaabe artists!
Duane “Dewey” Goodwin and Simon Zornes
Visit ReZume Arts page for details and to learn more about these artists
This bi-monthly event offers a close-and-personal visit with area artists who share about their work, their artistic process, current projects, and possibly offer a virtual tour of their studios and short demos of their work.
Please join us to engage or re-engage with these artists!
Every session will be videotaped and available on the Region 2 Arts Council YouTube channel at the end of the live event.
If you are an artist living in our five-county region who would like to be showcased, please let us know!
September 30, 2020: Individual Artist Grant application release date
December 1, 2020: Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant application release date
Please stay tuned for more details!
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for supporting the Artist Relief Grant program!
Region 2 Arts Council opens Round 2 of their Artist Relief Grant on Monday, August 31, 2020. Applications will open at 8:00 a.m. and close once granting criteria have been met and funding has run out.
The Artist Relief Grant is open to artists* whose anticipated arts income has been impacted due to COVID-19. All eligible artists must rely on the creation of art to generate income and have no overdue final reports with Region 2 Arts Council. Artists may only receive one Artist Relief Grant from Region 2 Arts Council.
How to Apply?
Online: Create a login if you have not yet done so at r2arts.org. Complete and submit your application online.
Paper: Download a copy of the application here once the application opens August 31. Submit the application by mail, email, or drop it off at the Region 2 office at 505 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji. Contact email@example.com or 218 751-5447 / 800 275-5447 to receive a paper grant copy in the mail.
Reviews and Fund Disbursement
Eligible and complete applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Funds are limited and the need is great. It will not be possible for Region 2 Arts Council to fund all applications. Allow 2 weeks for processing to occur.
*Artists living in Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Hubbard Counties are eligible to apply. This grant is also open to artists who are enrolled tribal members and descendants and are residents of Itasca, Roseau, Cass, and Becker Counties (our additional Anishinaabe Arts Initiative counties).
Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for supporting this Region 2 grant opportunity!