September Grant Deadlines

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R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships
Two $6000 Fellowships Awarded Annually
Application Deadline: September 11, 2013

Open to established artists in all disciplines who show a commitment to their career. This 18-month fellowship provides the opportunity for career development experiences that will add depth and advancement to any artistic career.  Eligible applicants must reside in Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, or Clearwater county of Minnesota.

Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 or on our website. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a current application form. The R2AC/ Career Development Fellowship is funded by the McKnight Foundation.

Arts Project Grants
Applications for up to $2,500 accepted
$12,00 in funds available this round

Application Deadline: September 11, 2013
Open to any non-profit organization, schools (including community education offices), and units of government. These grants offer funding for a variety of art projects including costs related to performances or exhibitions, engagement of guest artists, and artists-in-residence.

 Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Project Grants are funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Projects funded through this grant program should have primary impact on and accessibility to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties.

We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you and assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, 1-800-275-5447 toll free, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org. Please remember to use the FY14 versions of our grant applications! Just look under “Grants” on our website.

R2AC Grant Writing Workshop for Individuals: August 7, 2013

This Wednesday in Bemidji!

Individual Artists from the five counties of Region 2 are invited to join Region 2 Arts Council for a FREE arts grant writing workshop in Bemidji, MN from 5:30-7:30 in the Region 2 Arts Council office in the lower level of the Historic Carnegie Library Building at 426 Bemidji Avenue on Wednesday August 7, 2013.

The following grants will be discussed at this workshop
at the following times:
5:30-6:30 p.m:

  • Individual Artist Grants (requests up to $1000 / deadline Oct. 3, 2013)
  • Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (requests up to $1000 / deadline Oct. 1, 2013)

 6:30-7:30 p.m.:

  •  R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships for established artists ($6000/ deadline Sept. 11, 2013)

Artists residing in Mahnomen, Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard, and Clearwater counties are eligible to apply for Region 2 Arts Council grants. Individual artists applying to the Individual Artist and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants must be 18 or older.  Native Artists residing in Itasca, Becker, Roseau, and Cass counties are also eligible to apply for the AAI grant. Artists applying for the Fellowship must be 21 or older.

The most updated versions of these R2AC grant applications will be presented at this workshop.  For download copies of these and other grants, go to r2arts.org/grants/. For questions regarding R2AC grants and REGISTRATION for this workshop, please contact us at staff@r2arts.org / 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.

R2AC Grant Writing Workshops in Park Rapids and Mahnomen

legacy_smlRegion 2 Arts Council is offering FREE grant writing workshops in two locations:

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Coldwell Banker Community Room, 101 Main Ave. South in Park Rapids, MN.
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Mahnomen Museum in the new building between the museum and the Red Apple Cafe on Main Street in Mahnomen, MN.

All Region 2 Arts Council grant requests are for arts-related projects, materials and supplies. High artistic quality is expected of all funded projects.

Individual artists, educational institutions, government offices, and non-profit organizations in Hubbard, Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Clearwater Counties are eligible to apply for Region 2 Arts Council grants.

SCHEDULE at both locations:

5:30-6:30 p.m. Region 2 Arts Council grants for organizations:

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant (requests up to $6000 / deadline Aug. 14, 2013) and Arts Project Grant (requests up to $2500 / deadline Sept. 11, 2013).

6:30-7:30 p.m. Region 2 Arts Council grants for individuals:

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant (requests up to $3000 / deadline Aug. 14, 2013), R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships for established artists ( $6000/ deadline Sept. 11, 2013), Individual Artist Grants (requests up to $1000 / deadline Oct. 3, 2013) and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (requests up to $1000 / deadline Oct. 1, 2013. Native Artists residing in Itasca, Becker, Roseau and Cass counties are also eligible for this grant).

The most updated versions of these R2AC grant applications will be presented at this workshop.

For questions regarding R2AC grants and REGISTRATION for this workshop, please contact us at staff@r2arts.org / 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.  Watch for July and August grant writing workshops in each of our Region 2 Arts Council counties.

Watch for a grant writing workshop at the Bagley Elementary School on July 29, 2013 and a workshop at the Region 2 Arts Council Office on August 7!

R2AC Grant Writing Workshop Offered in Baudette, MN

legacy_smlRegion 2 Arts Council will offer a FREE grant writing workshop from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 17, 2013 at the Depot in Baudette. All Region 2 Arts Council grant requests are for arts-related projects, materials and supplies. High artistic quality is expected.

Individual artists, educational institutions, government offices, and non-profit organizations in Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Clearwater Counties are eligible to apply for Region 2 Arts Council grants.

4:00-5:00 pm. Region 2 Arts Council grants for organizations:

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant (requests up to $6000 / deadline Aug. 14, 2013) and Arts Project Grant (requests up to $2500 / deadline Sept. 11, 2013).

5:00-6:00 Region 2 Arts Council grants for individuals:

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant (requests up to $3000 / deadline Aug. 14, 2013), R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships for established artists ( $6000/ deadline Sept. 11, 2013), Individual Artist Grants (requests up to $1000 / deadline Oct. 3, 2013) and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (requests up to $1000 / deadline Oct. 1, 2013. Native Artists residing in Roseau county are also eligible for this grant).

The most updated versions of these grant applications will be presented at this workshop.

For questions regarding R2AC grants and REGISTRATION for this workshop, please contact us at staff@r2arts.org / 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.  Watch for July grant writing workshops in each of our Region 2 Arts Council counties.

July and August R2AC Grant Writing Workshops 2013

legacy_smlThe following Grant Writing Workshops will familiarize potential applicants with the application process, what projects are eligible, how to develop a project budget and other tips for R2AC grants.

Grants and Deadlines:

Workshops for organizations, schools, and units of government will cover the Arts and Cultural Heritage grant (deadline Aug 14, 2013) and Arts Project Grant (deadline Sept 11, 2013).

Workshops for individuals will be tailored to the individuals present including covering the Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant (deadline Aug 14, 2013), R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships (deadline Sept 11, 2013), Individual Artist Grants (deadline Oct 3, 2013), and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (deadline Oct 1,2013).

Please REGISTER in advance. Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.

Workshop Locations, Dates, and Times:

Bemidji: Wednesday, July 10: Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N.

5:30-7:00 p.m.:  Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants (for individuals and organizations)/ Arts Project Grants (organizations).

Baudette: Wednesday July 17: The Depot

4:00-5:00 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government

5:00-6:00 p.m.:  Grants for individuals

Park Rapids: Tuesday July 23: Coldwell Banker Community Room, 101 Main Ave S.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:  Grants for individuals

Mahnomen: Wednesday July 24: Mahnomen Museum (in the new building between the Museum and Red Apple), Main Street

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Grants for individuals

Bagley: Monday July 29: Bagley Elementary School Library

5:00-6:00 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government

6:00-7:00 p.m.:  Grants for individuals

Bemidji: Wednesday. August 7 Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N.

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Individual Artist & Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants

6:30 -7:30 p.m.: R2AC / McKnight Career Development Fellowship

Individual Artist Grant Deadline Feb. 7, 2013

R2ACLogo_Color_smallAttention Region 2 Artists!  Individual Artist Grants of up to $1000 are available for individual artists residing in Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties in Minnesota.

The R2AC Individual Artist Grant Program stimulates new artistic endeavors in the region by providing project assistance to Region 2 artists who are seriously committed to their work and to the advancement of their artistic careers.  It is designed for artists at various career stages.  Emerging artists are encouraged to apply.  This program is supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation.

Applications are available in the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, or for download from our website.  Stop by, email us at staff@r2arts.org, or call us at 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 and we’ll be happy to help!

Grant Applications are postmark due on February 7, 2013.  Eligible applicants must have their applications either postmarked 2/7/13 and in the mail or in the R2AC office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday February, 7.  No exceptions

$58,529 Available for Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants

Legacy Logo ColorFinalDid you know that R2AC’s Arts and Cultural Heritage grants are open to individual artists as well as any non-profit, school, community office, or government unit in Minnesota’s five counties of Region 2?

These grants support arts and arts access, arts education, and cultural heritage activities and bring high quality art and arts programming to our communities.  Individual artists can apply for grants up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for grants up to $6,000. Read more at our website and download a grant here https://r2arts.org/grants/arts-and-cultural-heritage-grants/

R2AC staff are eager to answer your questions and offer assistance in person, by email or over the phone staff@r2arts.org / or call 800-275-5447 or 751-5447. Deadline: Jan. 17, 2013.

R2AC Individual Artist Grants Awards Announced

R2ACLogo_Color_smallRegion 2 Arts Council (R2AC) recently awarded $3,914 through the Individual Artist Grant Program to individual artists in Beltrami, Hubbard and Lake of the Woods Counties.  The purpose of this grant is to stimulate new artistic endeavors in the region by providing project assistance to regional artists who are seriously committed to their work and to the advancement of their artistic careers. The Individual Artist Grant Program is supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation.

Joanna Dymond of Bemidji was awarded $926 to promote her self-published novel “Crazy as a Loon.”

Rick Lundsten of Park Rapids was awarded $988 to scan and frame his paintings for shows, gift shops and galleries.

Michelle Ruport of Bemidji was awarded $1,000 to purchase a jewelry kiln and supplies to continue her work with precious metal clay and enameling.

Joanne Kellner of Baudette was awarded $1,000 to explore the principles of puppetry with mentor Margaret Burger of Fortuna Puppet Theater.

The next Individual Artist Grant deadline is February 7, 2013

Applications are available in the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601, or for download from our website.  Please call us at 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 for more information.

Samsa and Standera Receive R2AC McKnight Career Development Fellowships

Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) recently awarded $12,000 through the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship Program. This 18-month fellowship provides the opportunity for career development experiences that will add depth and advancement to the artistic career of established artists in all disciplines. R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships are funded by the McKnight Foundation. Jazz Guitarist Lou Samsa and Sculptural Knotter Dawn Standera are this year’s recipients.

Lou Samsa and Dawn Standera pose with R2AC Executive Director, Terri Widman

Lou Samsa, long-time jazz guitarist and local guitar instructor, was awarded $6,000 to mentor with MSUM assistant professor of music and jazz guitar, Mike Krajewski to gain the skills needed to produce a multi-media instructional video for guitar.

Dawn Standera, local fiber artist and founder of the site macramecollective.com, was awarded $6,000 to mentor with California-based sculptural knotter Norman Sherfield, studying techniques of sculptural knotting and adapting her style of Cavandoli Knotting to create three dimensional fiber sculptures.

Applications for these grants are available in the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601, or call the Region 2 Arts Council office at 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447, or download the applications from our website.

Upcoming R2AC Individual Artist Grant Deadlines: Next Week!

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant
Deadline: October 3, 2012

Open to individual Native American artists in all arts disciplines. This 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. Open to Native American artists residing in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Roseau Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Individual Artist Grant
Deadline: October 4, 2012

Open to artists in all art disciplines. This 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. Open to artists residing in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 and are also available for download from our website, https://r2arts.org/grants/grant-deadlines/. We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you or assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org.

These grants are made possible by a Region 2 Arts Council grant with funding from the McKnight Foundation.  Thank you!