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.
Don’t miss out on this funding opportunity for arts projects and events that you are planning for the coming year. This grant funds
Arts programs and events that provide access to high quality art
Arts education activities and experiences, such as workshops, artist-in-residences, arts field trips
Arts and cultural heritage programs, projects, festivals, and events
Art Activity with a strong community focus!
Create a login and begin your application today! (Organizations will need their EIN number to create a login).
NOTE: For assured, thorough assistance with your application, please contact us two weeks prior to the deadline and ask us to look over your work. DO NOT SUBMIT your grant if you would like us to look things over. Call us at 218 751-5447 or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know
*Eligible organizations include non-profits, tribal and government entities, schools, or cultural groups located in our five-county region.
Over the next two weeks, Region 2 Arts Council is offering a series of workshops and informational drop-in sessions to assist those in our region interested in submitting an Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant:
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshops
Monday July 14 at the Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 22 at Coldwell Banker in Park Rapids, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Informational Drop-in Sessions
Thursday July 17 at the Bagley Public Library, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday July 21 at the Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The application deadline is August 14, 2014.
Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for grants up to $6,000 in grant funds. This grant is open to artists in all art disciplines, arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, or cultural heritage groups located in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen. These grants support projects covering three key areas: Arts Activities and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage.
Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at email@example.com with questions, to set up an individual or group appointment, or to let us know you are coming to a workshop. Download the grant application form HERE.
Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants are funded through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008 as part of the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.