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 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.

Fellowship and Arts Project Grant Deadlines: TOMORROW!

Region 2 Arts Council staff is REALLY looking forward to seeing those grant applications come rolling in today and tomorrow!

Remember,  the postmark deadline for the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship and the Arts Project Grant is TOMORROW, September 12, at 5:00 p.m. So drop off your applications at our office in the Old Carnegie Library Building at 426 Bemidji Avenue N in Bemidji or drop them off at the post office and ensure they are postmarked by Sept. 12.

R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship
Deadline: September 12, 2012
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. Two $6,000 fellowships will be awarded per year.

Arts Project Grant
Deadline: September 12, 2012
Open to any non-profit organization, school (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. Organizations can apply for grants up to $1,500.

Projects funded through R2AC should have primary impact on, and accessibility to, residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Grant application packets are available for download or at the Region 2 Arts Council office in Bemidji.

Call 218 751-5447 / 1800 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org with questions.

R2AC September and October Grant Deadlines

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for the R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowship and the Arts Project Grant!  Deadline: Wednesday September 12, 2012. 

For more info on these grants and to download your grant applications, click here.

Looking ahead to October, consider applying for these individual artist grants:

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant
Deadline: October 3, 2012

Open to individual Native American artists in all arts disciplines. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. Open to Native American artists residing in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Roseau Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Individual Artist Grant
Deadline: October 4, 2012

Open to artists in all art disciplines. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. Open to artists residing in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.

Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 and are also available for download from our website.  We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you or assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail staff@r2arts.org.

FREE Grant Writing Workshops for Native American Artists Begin SATURDAY

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Artwork by AAI Grant Recipient Norma Jean Bakka

Region 2 Arts Council Offers FREE Grant Writing Workshops for Native American Artists

Native American Artists interested in applying for an Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grant are invited to a FREE Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) grant writing workshop to prepare for the AAI grant application process.

Sept 8, 10-11:00 a.m.
Mahnomen at the Red Apple Café.  116 N. Main St.

Sept 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Bemidji at Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji, Ave.

Sept 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Red Lake Tribal Headquarters, Red Lake

Sept 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Cass Lake at Leech Lake Tribal College

Participants will learn about eligible grant requests, writing grant proposals and preparing artist statements, resumes, and work samples.

The deadline for the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant is Oct. 3, 2012.  Grant application packets will be on hand at the workshop and are available for download.

Register in Advance for the Workshops:
Call 218 751-5447 / 800 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org

This grant is open to Native American Artists residing in Beltrami, Mahnomen, Becker, Cass, Itasca, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Roseau and Clearwater counties. The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant is made possible with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant DEADLINE this THURSDAY!

It’s that time of year again!

Pick up your ACH Grant Application at the Region 2 Arts Council office at 426 Bemidji Ave or download it here.

Applications must be turned in before 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 16 (not a minute later!).  Need to mail it to our Region 2 Arts Council office?  Grants must be postmarked by August 16, 2012.

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants
Open to Region 2 artists in all art disciplines, any Region 2 non-profit organization, school (including community education offices), and units of government. These grants support three key areas: Arts Activities and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Individual artists can apply for grants up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for grants up to $6,000.

Projects funded through R2AC’s grants programs should have primary impact on and accessibility to Minnesota residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties.

We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you, help you locate an artist, or assist you in completing the application form. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, e-mail staff@r2arts.org, or stop by the Region 2 Arts Council Office at 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601.

Happy Grant Writing!

Register Now! R2AC FREE Grant Writing Workshops in July

With a new round of grant deadlines approaching, Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) will offer free grant writing workshops for organizations, schools, and units of government and individuals within the five counties of Region 2.

Workshops for organizations will cover  Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants (Aug 16 deadline) and Arts Project Grants (Sept 12 deadline). Special attention will be given to Outcome-Based Evaluations for Arts and Cultural Heritage grants.

Workshops for individual artists will cover Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants (Aug 16 deadline), R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships (Sept 12 deadline), Individual Artist Grants (Oct 4 deadline), and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (Oct 3 deadline).

Please REGISTER in advance.  Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218 849-2996 or 1800 275-5447.

Monday July 16: Clear Waters Life Center, 226 Elm Street, Gonvick MN
Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government: 6-7:30 p.m.
Grants for individuals: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday July 18: Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Avenue NW, Bemidji MN
Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Grants for individuals: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday July 19: Coldwell Banker, 101 Main Ave S., Park Rapids MN
Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government: 6-7:30 p.m.
Grants for individuals: 7:30-8:30

Thursday July 19: The Depot, Baudette MN
Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Grants for individuals: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday July 26: Red Apple Café, 116 North Main Street, Mahnomen MN
Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Grants for individuals: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

All workshops will familiarize potential applicants with the application process, what projects are eligible, how to develop a project budget and other tips.