Deadline: March 15, 2020 by 11:45 p.m. Maximum Award: $6,000 (20% Cash Match required; 25% Match on equipment purchases)
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. These grants can support creation, production, and presentation of high-quality arts activities, as well as projects that help overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities, and projects that help instill the arts into the community and public life in our region. Arts activities proposed for funding must be accessible by the public, have a strong community component, and must benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.
On January 12, 2019, the Region 2 Arts Council Board of Directors granted $8,740 in Arts and Cultural Heritage funds to arts organizations, groups with a fiscal sponsor, schools, government or tribal offices, and non-profit institutions and organizations. These grants offer funding for arts projects and programming specifically meant to build bridges between Minnesotans through arts and culture that benefit Minnesotans of all ages across our five-county region.
Watermark Art Center was awarded $3,000 to host the annual Creative Spirit Fiber Festival featuring a vendor market, free and low-fee classes, and hands-on opportunities focused on traditional and contemporary fiber arts.
Headwaters Music & Arts was awarded $3,000 to hold a 5-day fiddle camp for youth and adults focused on history and traditions of lumber camp songs.
Native American Flute Festival was awarded $2,740 to host an evening of performance with music, storytelling, dancing, and drumming, as well as a one-day hands-on flute-making workshop.
Region 2 Arts Council Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Maximum Award: $6,000 Deadline: April 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm
These grants can support creation, production, and presentation of high-quality arts activities, as well as projects that help overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities, and projects that help instill the arts into the community and public life in our region. These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects and programming including costs associated with public art, arts festivals, exhibitions, presentations, or performances. Organizations or groups in towns with a population under 2,000 can apply for grants up to $6,000 to fund projects that would benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.
We are settled into our new home in the Rail River Folk School warehouse building. Stop in and see us, give us a call, or drop us a line to discuss grants! Don’t forget our three upcoming deadlines on October 15: Quick Grants for Individual Artists and Non Profits, Arts Project Grants, and Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants for Schools. We are here, ready to support you in your arts project planning.