Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship deadline extended to March 15

Modern Ojibwe Floral Beaded Hat by Robyn Vanwert, 2018 Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellow

Application Deadline Extended to March 15, 2020

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Fellowship provides unfettered funding to one individual Native American artist to fuel his/her art in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, Becker, Roseau, Cass, and Itasca counties in Minnesota.

The goal of the AAI Fellowship Program is to assist the region’s most talented Native American artists in furthering and innovating their work. One $5,000 award will be granted in 2020.
The funds can be used for, but not limited to:

  • Exploring new directions or continuing work in progress
  • Production costs, materials, or equipment
  • Collaborative or community projects
  • Travel, research or study to further your art.

Applications are available online at r2arts.org.

For questions or more information contact Region 2 Arts Council staff at:
218-751-5447  /  800-275-5447  /  staff@r2arts.org.

Spring Arts Access Grant applications are available online

Spring Arts Access Grant

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.

*Parochial schools are ineligible.

Applications are available online at r2arts.org
218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 / staff@r2arts.org

Applications for Arts Access Grants and R2AC Artist Fellowships are due September 15

The Region 2 Arts Council’s new grant cycle begins soon. The following applications for organizations and individual artists are due September 15. Applications are available online now. Begin your plan and apply today! Talk to us if you need any support or want to run your ideas past us. Be sure to attend an information session. We are here to help.

Arts Access Grants for Organizations

Deadline: September 15, 2019
Maximum Award: $6,000
Open to non-profits, non-parochial schools, government or tribal offices, or groups 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.

R2AC Artist Fellowship for Individuals

Deadline: September 15, 2019
Maximum Award: $6,000*
*Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded.
Open to established artists in all arts disciplines who have shown a consistent commitment to their work as artists over the past five years. This 18-month fellowship provides unfettered funding to fuel your art.
Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grants are made possible with funding from the McKnight Foundation.
The R2AC office is open M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact us to set up an individual appointment or stop by anytime.
Call or email: 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 / staff@r2arts.org

Arts Access Grants for Small Towns

Arts Access Grants for Small Towns

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.

Applications are online.

For more information, or with questions, call Region 2 Arts Council at 218-751-5447 or toll-free at 800-275-5447. You can also email us at staff@r2arts.org

This grant is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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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