Drum roll please! It’s a New Fiscal Year for R2AC

R2ACLogo_Color_small…but before moving forward, let’s take a minute to look back at FY16:

Region 2 Arts Council awarded arts organizations, schools, and non-profit organizations a total of $202,377.00 in State and Legacy funds.  

The funding totals by county are

  • Beltrami County: $99,112
  • Clearwater County: $24,259
  • Hubbard County: $49,646
  • Lake of the Woods County: $23,960
  • Mahnomen County: $5,400

Region 2 Arts Council awarded Individual Artists a total of $48,805.00 in McKnight, Legacy, and State funds. The funding totals by grant program are

  • Individual Artist Grants: $18,132
  • Artist Career Development Fellowships: $12,000
  • Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants: $9,313
  • Artist Mentor Grants: $4,800
  • Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants for Individuals: $3,000
  • Quick Grants for Artists: $1,560

These awards made possible by

  • the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund
  • an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s General Fund
  • and with funding from the McKnight Foundation

Thank you to our funders!

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Come Visit Us at 303 Railroad Street SW in Bemidji!

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The Rail River Folk School Building

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.

Arts Project Grant Funding Available for Region 2 Arts Programming!

Arts Project Grant Maximum Request: $2,500
DEADLINE OCTOBER 3, 2014

For non-profit organizations*, schools, universities, community education programs, or units of local government located in Minnesota’s Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Clearwater counties.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS INCLUDE

  • Creation or production of an arts project or event such as an arts workshop, play, exhibit, film, performance, collaborative work with participation and registration open to the public.
  • Artist-in-Residence projects using local or non-local artists for schools or community organizations, aspects of which will be open to the public
  • Touring arts performances or exhibitions brought to our five-county region
  • Developmental assistance for your arts organization, such as help with long-range planning or board development.
  • Public Art

GRANT WRITING SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE!

We are happy to answer your questions, read over your application materials, and set up one-on-one appointments. Region 2 Arts Council is located in the lower level of the Historic Carnegie Library Building at 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji MN. Office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F.  Please contact us at staff@r2arts.org / 218- 751-5447 or 800-275-5447.

FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES FOR OPTIMAL GRANT WRITING ASSISTANCE 

  • Applications submitted two weeks prior to the deadline date or earlier will be reviewed by R2AC staff for accuracy, completeness, and eligibility.
  • Applications submitted less than two weeks prior to the deadline date are reviewed only as staff time allows.
  • R2AC staff will not review grants for completion after the deadline date. Incomplete grants will be deemed ineligible.

Go to https://r2arts.org/grants/arts-grants-for-organizations/r2ac-arts-project-grants/ for more information.

*Established groups or temporary coalitions that are formed for non-profit purposes and do not have a 501(c)3 status from the IRS may apply for a grant if they use a Fiscal Sponsor.

 

Arts Project Grant Deadline: March 12, 2014

The Region 2 Arts Council Arts Project Grant Deadline is March 12, 2014.  We welcome non-profit organizations, schools, college/university departments, community education offices, townships, and city or county governments located in Region 2 to apply for this grant.

Arts Project Grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects including 

  • artist residencies for schools and other organizations
  • costs related to performances
  • exhibitions
  • arts festivals
  • public art
  • arts awareness projects
  • literary magazines or anthologies
  • bringing touring exhibitions or performances to the area
  • hiring artists to give presentations or workshops

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.   Requests can be made for up to $2,500.

Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 or on our website, https://r2arts.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/apg-grant-20141.pdf. 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.

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.

Arts Project and Fellowship Grant Apps DUE Wednesday Sept. 11

Thinking about writing a grant for the upcoming round? Here are some things you might want to know!

Arts Project Grants

  • New This Year:  Grants for up to $2,500.00 are available for arts programming
  • There is a 20% cash match required
  • R2AC has $12,000 in funds available for this round
  • Nonprofits, public entities (schools, higher learning institutions, community ed, government offices), arts organizations are eligible
  • Activity must be located in the five counties of Region 2
  • Applicant organizations, etc. must be located in the five counties of Region 2
  • Deadline’s coming up fast!  (9/11/13)
  • Click here to download an Arts Project Grant and for more information!

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship

  • Eligible Applicants can demonstrate a history of sustained accomplishment in their chosen artistic field over a period of at least five years
  • Eligible Applicants must reside in the five-county area of Region 2 for at least one full year prior to the deadline date of the application
  • Two Fellowships of $6000 a piece are available
  • The Fellowship should be completed within 18 months of notification of the Board
  • The deadline is fast approaching! (9/11/13)
  • Click here to download a Fellowship application and for more information

 

 

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 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!