We are in Mahnomen County today!

Quick reminder that we are in Mahnomen and Naytahwaush today. We hope you can join us to learn about upcoming arts funding opportunities, answer questions you might have, and more.

NOTE: Applications for Arts Access grants for organizations and R2AC Artist Fellowship are both due September 15. These applications are now available online.

Mahnomen County
Arts Funding Info Session
Thursday, August 22

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mahnomen Historical Society
106 North Main St
Mahnomen

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Community Charter School
242 Church Street
Naytahwaush

The Region 2 Arts Council Arts Access Grants are made possible by the voters of MN, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Thank you, as well, to the McKnight Foundation for their financial support of the R2AC Artist Fellowship program.

Arts Access Grant and R2AC Artist Fellowship are ready for online application!

The first two grants of our fiscal year 2020 grant cycle have arrived! The Arts Access Grant and the R2AC Artist Fellowship are now open and ready for applications. Apply online using our grant portal. You will need to login or, if you haven’t used our system before, have an email address ready and be prepared to choose a password. Organizations will want to have their EIN handy too. You have one month to complete your applications. Applications for both grant programs are due Sunday September 15th at 11:45 pm. Remember we are here to help – we can talk through your ideas, read grant applications and offer suggestions, answer questions, help fix technical glitches, or help you through any accessibility issues you may have. Contact us at staff@r2arts.org or call 218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447.

Upcoming grant info sessions in your area tonight and next week

Greetings!
We want to remind you of upcoming arts funding info sessions happening around the Region 2 counties this month. For Mahnomen County, please note changes to our original dates. Applications for Arts Access grants for organizations and R2AC Artist Fellowship are both due September 15. These applications will be available online by August 15.

Tonight in Park Rapids:

Arts Funding Info Session
Tuesday, August 13
Arts Access Grants for Organizations
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
R2AC Artist Fellowship
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Coldwell Banker
101 Main Ave S
Park Rapids
Learn about the application process. Receive assistance on your grant project or fellowship. Address any questions you my have.
Next week:
Beltrami County
Artist Fellowship Info Session
Monday, August 19
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Watermark Art Center
505 Bemidji Ave. N
Bemidji
Learn about the application process. Receive assistance on your grant project or fellowship. Address any questions you my have.

Clearwater County

Arts Funding Info Session
Wednesday, August 21
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Clear Waters Life Center
256 2nd Avenue, SW
Clearbrook MN

Mahnomen County

Arts Funding Info Session
Thursday, August 22

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mahnomen Historical Society
106 North Main St
Mahnomen

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Community Charter School
242 Church Street
Naytahwaush

At the above information sessions in Clearwater and Mahnomen participants will:

  • Learn about arts funding opportunities for organizations and individual artists in Clearwater, Hubbard, Beltrami, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties
  • Understand the application process for our Arts Access grants and R2AC Artist Fellowshipapplication deadline for both is September 15
  • Talk through project ideas and how to fund them
  • Get answers to questions you might have

For questions and to learn more:
218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 / staff@r2arts.org / r2arts.org

The Region 2 Arts Council Arts Access Grants are made possible by the voters of MN, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Thank you, as well, to the McKnight Foundation for their financial support of the R2AC Artist Fellowship program.

Important Grant Application Requirements and Updates for Organizations

Please join Region 2 Arts Council staff for a very important session that highlights updates and changes to the grant application process for organizations seeking arts project funding.

Monday, August 12
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Watermark Art Center
505 Bemidji Ave, Bemidji MN
This session will be made available live via Zoom for anyone who is unable to travel to attend. Please contact us for details.
In this session you will:
  • Learn about new grant application requirements for organizations
  • Understand some important updates and changes to our grant process
  • Leave with answers to any questions you may have!

Mark it on your calendar and please consider joining us!

Reminder: Scholarship applications for 2019 RAC Summit close August 9

Quick reminder that Region 2 Arts Council is offering financial support to attend the 2019 Rural Arts and Culture Summit. Applications are due this Friday, August 9!
EVENT DATE: October 3-5, 2019
LOCATION: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
These scholarships are available for individuals who live within Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Clearwater counties.
The Rural Arts and Culture Summit is made possible, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Lake of the Woods Grant and Info Session August 5

Join Region 2 Arts Council staff to learn about upcoming grant opportunities for individual artists and organizations interested in doing arts-related projects.

Monday, August 5
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lake of the Woods
Historical Society
119 8th Ave SE
Baudette MN

  • Learn about Arts Access Grants for Organizations and Artist Fellowship opportunities for Individual artists. Application deadline for both is September 15.
  • Understand some important changes and updates to our grant process.
  • Receive assistance and support on your grant application.

New and experienced grant-writers are welcome!

Call us to register or just show up.
Questions? Call or email: 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 / staff@r2arts.org

Visit r2arts.org to log in and apply, or find Arts Access grant and Fellowship information, budget guidelines, and more organizational and individual artist grant deadlines.

Region 2 Arts Council Arts Access Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from
the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Region 2 Arts Council Artist Fellowships are made possible with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

VSA MN offers its last arts access and disability session August 13

We regret to announce that VSA Minnesota, an organization that has served over 33 years as a  “one-stop shop for arts access”, closes its doors at the end of September.
Please consider joining VSA MN’s staff member, Craig Dunn, as he shares a final “brain download” on arts access and disability awareness information they have collected and distributed throughout VSA’s many years of service.
This special opportunity is for arts administrators, board members and anyone interested in access to the arts for people with disabilities.
The workshop is free of charge. Light refreshments will be available.
Tuesday, August 13
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Historic Holmes Theater
806 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, 56501
This workshop is designed to share VSA’s wealth of information and resources, and to answer questions about audience accommodations, disability etiquette and emerging trends in the field of arts access.  Electronic resource lists, internet links and suggestions of people to contact will be made available to all attendees during this three-hour gathering.
Please contact Region 2 Arts Council staff for further information and to register.
218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 / staff@r2arts.org