Updates on office hours

Our office continues to be closed to the public due to unexpected repair needs. Staff is available to offer support or answer any questions via email, or you can text us at 218-407-2507. We apologize for any unintended inconvenience. Please check for updates tomorrow. We do expect to be fully open once again by Monday, March 28.

And don’t forget! Our second round of Arts Access Grant applications (for organizations) are due April 15.

Have you checked out our Events and Resource pages?

Stay informed! Visit our Arts Events and Arts Resource Pages to learn about arts happenings in your area, and funding/calls for artists/professional development opportunities for both artists and organizations.

NOTE: Our office will be closed to the public today and tomorrow due to unexpected repair needs. Staff is available to offer support or answer any questions via email, or you can text us at 218-407-2507. We apologize for any unintended inconvenience and hope to open our doors once again on Thursday, March 24. We will keep you informed!

And don’t forget! Our second round of Arts Access Grant applications (for organizations) are due April 15.

Young Artist Grant application review session is tonight!

The Region 2 Arts Council operates in the spirit of the open meeting law. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend any of our meetings and application review sessions.

Tonight is the Young Artist Grant application review, which will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

Young Artist Grant Review Session
Monday, March 21

Community Panel Orientation – 4:30 p.m.

Review of applications is estimated to begin at 5:00 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!

EMAIL: staff@r2arts.org – CALL: 218-751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 – TEXT: 218-407-2507

Do you value the arts?

We need you!

Please join us in our conversations with legislators during Virtual Arts Action this week. Your stories, your presence, your voice make a difference! Whether you are registered or not, we want you in the Zoom room. See the schedule below to find your legislative district time and date. Call 218-715-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org for details on how you can join the conversation.

And if you have not yet registered to Arts Action Week you can do so by visiting artsmn.org

Spring Arts Access grant applications are due April 15!

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!

CALL: 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447

TEXT: 218-407-2507

EMAIL: staff@r2arts.org

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

Community Arts Support Grant application review session is tonight!

The Region 2 Arts Council operates in the spirit of the open meeting law. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend any of our meetings and application review sessions.

Upcoming is the Community Arts Support Grant application review, which will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

Community Arts Support Grant Review Session
Wednesday, March 9

Board Business Meeting – 6:00 p.m.

Review of applications is estimated to begin at 6:30 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!

EMAIL: staff@r2arts.org – CALL: 218-751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 – TEXT: 218-407-2507

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

Join us March 9th!

Virtual Coffee & Conversation with Sarah Fossen
March 9th – 9:30 AM

Join Sarah Fossen, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA), for a virtual coffee & conversation hour.

We will post the link for this session on our website the morning of March 9th for easy access. Mark your calendars and join us!

  • Hear directly from Sarah about the important role you can play in supporting the vitality of the arts in your community.
  • Learn about current efforts to pass a bill that would offer financial relief to arts and cultural groups affected by the pandemic.
  • Gain key insights into the ways in which MCA works to make your voice heard at the capitol and throughout the state.

This is also your chance to ask questions, share your stories, and get ready for Virtual Arts Action Week!

What is Arts Action Week?

Virtual Arts Action Week is a perfect time to visit with your legislators to inform them of ways in which the arts make a difference in your community. These conversations play a vital role in ensuring continued funding for the arts through our Legacy Amendment and state grant funds.

Add your voice to the week’s activities!

Register to Virtual Arts Action Week today