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

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshop for Individuals and Organizations Offered in Bemidji

image001Region 2 Arts Council will offer a FREE grant writing workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday July 10, 2013 in our office in the lower level of the Historic Carnegie Library Building at 426 Bemidji Avenue N., in Bemidji. Please register in advance.

A new Region 2 Arts Council granting cycle begins with the August 14, 2013 deadline for the Arts and Cultural Heritage grant. Individual Artists, Schools, Community Ed Programs, Government Offices, Cultural Groups and Non-Profit Organizations in Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Clearwater County are eligible to apply for this grant.  Individuals may request up to $3,000; Organizations may request up to $6,000. All projects funded through Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants must show artistic excellence and have a clear community component.

Also at this workshop, organizations, schools, and units of government will have the opportunity to learn more about our Arts Project Grant (deadline September 11, 2013) New this year: Arts Project Grant requests up to $2,500 will be considered (do I hear a cheer? :)).

The most updated versions (FY14) of the Arts and Cultural Heritage and Arts Project Grants will be available at this workshop.  They will be available for download on our website in mid-July.   For questions regarding our grants and REGISTRATION for this workshop, please contact us at staff@r2arts.org / 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.

$20,132 Available for Arts Project Granting

Region 2 Schools, Community Ed programs, and Non-Profits of Any Kind!

R2AC’s Arts Project Grant Deadline is Tuesday, March 12.

If your organization could use up to $1,500 for an arts project or event that will happen within the next year, then please consider an Arts Project Grant to cover or help defray the cost of the program or event.

There is a 20% cash match required for this grant. Download an application from our website, or stop by our office at 426 Bemidji Avenue for a paper copy.

The grant format is manageable, and there’s still time!  All applications must be postmarked or in our office by 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 12, 2013. R2AC office staff will review all grants that are submitted by the deadline date before we send them to the review panel.  You can breathe easy once you get those grants in the mail or in our hands by 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Your school, organization, and future audiences and attendees with thank you for your effort!

Region 2 Arts Council Staff would be very happy to assist you. Call 751-5447 / 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail us at  staff@r2arts.org.

(the applicant schools, government offices and organizations must be located within Minnesota’s Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Mahnomen, and Clearwater counties).

It’s Oliver! This Weekend at the Historic Chief Theater

If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to include Oliver! in your plans for this weekend!

  • Friday & Saturday, Nov. 16&17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Matinee, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Under the direction of Mary Knox Johnson, with vocal director Karen Bradley and accompanist Wayne Hoff,  Bemidji Community Theater collaborates with the Paul Bunyan Playhouse to present this timeless classic at The Historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. 

Tickets: Iverson Corner Drug, Ken K. Thompson Jewelry at the Mall, or at the box office one hour before the show.  $12/ adults and $6 /17 and under.  Bring a non-perishable food item to the theater for a $1 refund on the ticket price.

This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

$7,868 Recently Awarded in R2AC Arts Project Grants

Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) recently awarded $7,868 through the Arts Project Grant Program, designed for organizations and schools to create or produce an arts project or event. The grant recipients included:

Mask & Rose Women’s Theater Collective, Bemidji, received $1,500 to produce “the Oxcars” an evening of celebration and awards for Region 2 theater groups.

Bemidji Community Theater, Bemidji, was awarded $960 to implement a youth internship program in the area of technical theater, including scene design, painting and construction.

Peacemaker Resources, Bemidji, received $1,440 to work with middle school students from Schoolcraft Learning Community to create original youth radio programming centered on the themes of exploring our world and making a better place to be named “Peacemaker Radio.”

Akeley Chamber of Commerce, Akeley, was awarded $1,500 to facilitate a workshop with Mary Therese Peterson in which Akeley youth will create banners to be hung on light poles on Highway 34 and Highway 64.

Headwaters School of Music & the Arts, Bemidji received $1,500 to provide a paid accompanist for First City Singers rehearsals and community performances.

Schoolcraft Learning Community, Bemidji, was awarded $968 to present their winter and spring concerts at the Bemidji High School Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012 and Thursday May 16. 2013, showcasing the choirs, orchestras, and the French program.

The next deadline for the Arts Project Grant is March 12, 2013. Call the Region 2 Arts Council office at 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 for more information. Applications for these grants are available in the Region 2 Arts Council Office at 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601, or download an application from our website.  Just look under “Grants.”

This Weekend in the Arts!

Here are several of the R2AC grant-supported arts events happening in Region 2 this weekend:

Nov. 9-11:  The Foreigner (Baudette)
Pequana Playhouse proudly presents The Foreigner. Dinner Theater Nov. 9 &  10 (dining at 6:00 p.m.,  play at 7:00).  Sunday Matinee Nov. 11 (dining 1:00 p.m., play at 2:00 p.m.).  $7/person. $12 includes dinner. Advance tickets:  Howard’s Oil and The Smiling Moon in Baudette.  “Show only” tickets also available at the door.

Nov. 9-12 & 18: OLIVER! (Bemidji)
Under the direction of Mary Knox Johnson, Bemidji Community Theater in collaboration with the Paul Bunyan Playhouse present OLIVER!  Nov 9-12 at 7:30 p.m. Sun Matinees on Nov 11&18 at 2:00 p.m. Historic Chief Theater, downtown Bemidji.  Tickets: Iverson Corner Drug, Ken K Thompson Jewelry at the Mall, or at the box office one hour before the show.  $12/ adults and $6 /17 and under.  Bring a non-perishable food item to the theater for a $1 refund on the ticket price.

Nov. 11  Bemidji Symphony Orchestra: Music and War
Under the direction of Dr. Beverly Everett, BSO presents the second concert of the series “Tunes & Topics” on Veteran’s Day, Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Bemidji High School Auditorium. Doors open for seating at 2:30 pm. Special guest artist Wesley Baldwin, cellist, will be featured on Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85. (For more concert detail, go to the BSO website. A post-concert conversation will follow.
All veterans of the United States Armed Forces are invited to attend the concert free of charge. Complementary tickets can be picked up at the Beltrami County Veterans’ Service Office at 616 America Ave. NW, Suite 140, or at the door.

Tickets: at the door, or in advance at Lueken’s North, Brigid’s Pub, or online at brownpapertickets.com. $20/adults, $15/senior citizens 62+, and $10/college students with ID.  K-12/free. All seats are general admission. This activity is made possible, in part, by the voters of MN through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Nov. 11:   The Hunts (Bemidji)
Champion fiddling is mixed with a blend of world-ranked step dancing, and beautiful vocal harmonies with this talented family of 9.  Performance at the Bemidji High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets available at HSMA 519 MN Ave., Overbeeks Electronics, Kelsey’s Jewelry.  Adults: $17 in advance/$20 at the door. Students: $5. Sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communications and 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.