Summer is here and so are numerous arts events and activities. Make sure to visit our Arts Events page to stay informed!
Are you an artist looking for funding opportunities, calls for artists, retreats, etc.? Are you an organization looking for funding and professional development opportunities? Visit our Arts Resource page for updated news and announcements!
The Region 2 Arts Council Staff and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Council members would like to thank each of the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship applicants and congratulate Doyle Turner and Grace “Waawaate Ikwe” Roberts as the 2022-2023 AAI Fellows! (Scroll to view all images)
The Region 2 Arts Council operates in the spirit of Minnesota’s Open Meeting law. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend any of our meetings and grant application review sessions.
The Spring Arts Access Grant applications will be reviewed by our community panelists this week – a total of 22 applications divided into two sessions: Session 1 is May 16 and Session 2 is May 19. The first session is tonight, and will be conducted remotely via Zoom.
Arts Access Grant Application Review Session 1 Monday, May 16
Community Panel Orientation – 4:30 p.m.
Review of applications [1-11] is estimated to begin at 5:15 p.m. Note to Guests: You are invited to join as an observer ONLY. Please make sure your video and audio is turned off as you enter the session. Thank you and welcome!
We thought you might enjoy some of the scenes captured to date as the Region 2 Arts Council board members make their way across the region to present Big Check awards to this year’s recipients of a Community Arts Support grant, a program that offers 2 years of operating support to arts organizations and arts affiliate organizations across our 5-county region. It’s inspiring to see the amazing programming these organizations offer throughout the year! (Be sure to scroll so you can see them all!)
Community Arts Support Grants are made possible in part, by an appropriation from the State’s General Fund, and by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
Note to Guests: You are invited to join as an observer ONLY. Please make sure your video and audio is turned off as you enter the session. Guests are welcome to attend (or leave) any time during the meeting. Thank you and welcome!
Minnesota State Arts Board currently has two grant applications open that we encourage any artist/organization to explore. Each have two application deadlines to select from:
Creative Support for Individuals This grant program provides support to help individual artists and culture bearers sustain their creative practices and meaningfully engage with their communities in a time of transition. There are two application deadlines for this program:
Friday, May 6, 2022, before 4:30 p.m.
Friday, July 15, 2022, before 4:30 p.m.
Creative Support for Organizations This grant program provides support to help organizations deliver arts programming and meaningfully engage their communities in a time of transition. Applicants may select either of the two deadlines for this program:
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. *Parochial schools are ineligible
First time applicant? Need support? We are here to help!
There is a good chance we will be in the office yet, due to repairs/renovations, our office might be closed during office hours today. Please call prior to coming over. We are always happy to offer support over the phone or by email.