Individual Artist Grant applications are due January 15!

Individual Artist Grant
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Maximum Award: $2,000 (25% Cash Match for equipment purchases)
Earliest Start Date: March 11, 2020

The Individual Artist Grant provides financial assistance to artists in any arts discipline or in any stage of their career as an artist.

Applicant must be a resident of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.

Log in to apply here

Drop-In Grant-Writing Support

New and experienced grant-writers welcome!

January 6, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Region 2 Arts Council offices
Inside the Watermark Art Center
505 Bemidji Ave N
Bemidji MN

Mark your calendars for a very special event!

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Orion Dagen-Goodsky wearing traditional Ho-Chunk dress – Designer: Delina White of iamanishinaabe.com – Photographer: Bobby Rogers of bobby-rogers.com

Region 2 Arts Council and its Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council invite the public to:

“A Traditional Perspective in a Modern World”
Fashion Show and Artist Market

Friday, January 17, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Northwest Indian Community Development Center
1819 Bemidji Ave. N
Bemidji MN 56601

This event features the fiber artistry of our 2019 Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellow, an evening celebrating the beauty, elegance and inspiration of Delina White of IamAnishinaabe fashion & jewelry designs.

Current and previous AAI Fellows will also have artwork on display and for purchase.

This event is free and open to the public
r2arts.org / staff@r2arts.org / (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Special thanks to the McKnight Foundation for supporting this event.

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Individual Artist Grant applications are now online!

Individual Artist Grant

Deadline: January 15, 2020
Maximum Award: $2,000 (25% Cash Match for equipment purchases)
Earliest Start Date: March 11, 2020

The Individual Artist Grant provides financial assistance to artists in any arts discipline or in any stage of their career as an artist. The Individual Artist Grant  offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities.

Applicant must be a resident of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.

Log in to apply here

Interested in applying? Have questions? Need assistance?

Drop-In Grant-Writing Support

New and experienced grant-writers welcome!

December 30, 2019

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January 6, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Region 2 Arts Council offices
Inside the Watermark Art Center
505 Bemidji Ave N
Bemidji MN

Arts Project Grant applications are due December 15!

Quick reminder that the Arts Project Grant applications are due this week, December 15. Need help? Call or stop by! We are here to help.

Deadline: December 15, 2019
Maximum Award: $2,500 (with 20% Cash Match)

These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects and programming including costs associated with public art, arts festivals, engagement of guest artists, arts field trips, workshops, exhibitions, presentations, or performances that will benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen counties. Arts organizations may also apply to fund consultation projects in board development, fiscal management, fundraising, public relations, audience development, or assistance in designing arts programming. Funds can be used to purchase materials and supplies for arts projects but not equipment or non-expendable items. Arts activities proposed for funding must be accessible by the public, displaying a strong community component.

Eligible Organizations
Organizations must be nonprofit and physically located within one of the five Region 2 Arts Council counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, or Hubbard. Eligible organizations include:

  • schools (parochial schools are ineligible)
  • community education programs*
  • institutions of higher learning (colleges or universities)
  • non-profits providing arts programming
  • local city, town, county government entities
  • tribal government entities
  • Groups without 501(c)3 nonprofit tax status are eligible to apply, but must be formed for non-profit purposes, must have the equivalent of a governing body similar to a board of directors or advisory council, and must use a a Minnesota-based non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, or other tax exempt entity such as a school, institution of higher learning, or city, town, county, or tribal government as a fiscal sponsor.

Click here to learn more and apply