Work of Art Workshops in Bemidji and Park Rapids

Work of Art Logo-print-cmyk-2014Artists: Please join Springboard for the Arts’ Artist Trainer Naomi Schliesman on March 10th & 11th for one or both of the following professional development workshops.

March 10 in Bemidji: Record Keeping and Financial Management

How does your actual income compare with your desired income?  Learn how Budgets and Cash Flow Statements help you plan for profit (it isn’t just whatever is left at the end.) Making accurate projections about what to expect allows you to plan for it and to prosper. When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015. 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Rail River Folk School, 303 Rail Road Street SW, Bemidji.

March 11th in Park Rapids: Legal Considerations for Artists

From protecting your intellectual property to choosing a legal form for your artistic business, an understanding of underlying legal principles will help you make smarter choices. This session centers on information about copyrights and contract basics regarding selling and licensing your work, as well as getting into business.
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015. 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Coldwell Banker, 101 Main Street S., Park Rapids

Both are free and open to the public. Call 218 751-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org by 3/9/15 to register.

Art Making + Creative Partnerships = Community Wellbeing

KairosPeople working in health care, social services, education, environmental sustainability, and the arts, please join us for an interactive workshop with KAIROS ALIVE! Founder and Director Maria Genné and Program Coordinator Carla Vogel.

Workshop participants will

  • Explore the impact of artistic engagement for older adults
  • Generate ideas for community-based intergenerational art activitities
  • Expand and deepen an understanding of the role of art in community wellbeing
  • Consider the potential for partnerships based in collaboration, mutual respect and creativity
  • View clips from the PBS series, ARTS & THE MIND, featuring Maria Genne
  • Participate in creative dialogue through storytelling, theatre and dance

Date and Time:  Monday December 2, 2013. 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Location:  Headwaters School of Music and the Arts (HSMA), 519 Minnesota Avenue NE, Bemidji, MN

Follow-up Breakfast Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at HSMA. Come continue the conversation with presenters Maria and Carla.  Explore plans for intergenerational art making in your community. Fruit, rolls, and coffee provided.

RSVP: Please call 218-751-5447 / 800-251-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org by 11/29/13 to register.

Mileage Stipends Available: This workshop is free and open to the public. R2AC is offering mileage stipends to individuals carpooling from Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, and Clearwater counties. Contact us for more information!

This workshop is sponsored by Region 2 Arts Council and made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Community Collaboration for the Arts Soiree in Lake of the Woods County

  • Interested in collaborating for the arts in Lake of the Woods County?
  • Have arts projects and innovations in mind?
  • Hoping to meet up with the key players in the right place at the right time?

Join artists, arts supporters, non-profits and business owners for a Community Collaboration for the Arts Soiree at the Depot in Baudette on Friday April 26, 2013 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Hors d’eouvres and a festive atmosphere brought to you by the Depot and Region 2 Arts Council. Let’s keep the arts momentum in Lake of the Woods County rolling right into the summer! This event is free. RSVP at staff@r2arts.org or 218 751-5447 by April 23.

Lake of the Woods Arts Collaboration Workshop and Grant Writing Session

ATTENTION Lake of the Woods Artists, non-profits, community organizers, business owners and city planners:  The rewards of arts collaboration are many!

PLEASE COME TO:  Community Collaboration Workshop for the Arts
June 27, 2012 at the Depot in Baudette, MNREGISTER TODAY!

This Region 2 Arts Council sponsored professional development workshop is designed for people to come together and share arts project ideas with the goal of strengthening Lake of the Woods communities through art.  Presenter Mark Turner will explore the value of coordinating arts events and activities with other regional partners and share concrete examples of collaborative efforts and cutting edge arts collaborative practices.

Participants will

  • Learn the benefits of resource optimization
  • Discover local collaborative partnerships
  • Discuss how different organizations can help cross promote a range of events
  • Plan creative community efforts and events with wide arts appeal

What: Community Collaboration Workshop
Date: June 27, 2012
Time: 6-8 p.m.*
Location: The Depot in Baudette

*This workshop will be proceeded by a grant writing workshop/ drop in session with a Region 2 Arts Council staff member reviewing FY13 arts grants.

What: Grant writing workshop
Time: 4p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location:  the Depot in Baudette

Call Region 2 Arts Council at 218 751-5447 / 800 275-4557 or email staff@r2arts.org to register.  Registration Deadline: June 20, 2012.

Doing Business Online: a FREE Workshop for Artists

Doing Business Online is a FREE professional development workshop for Region 2 artists taking place in Bemidji on June 11, 2012.

Are you an artist?  Are you interested in using the Internet to expand your arts business? University of Minnesota Extension’s Ryan Pesch is returning to Bemidji to present Doing Business Online, a FREE professional development workshop for artists.

Monday June, 11, 2012
5:30-8:30 Math Computer Lab
Bemidji High School, Bemidji

Come explore the tools available to best connect with current and future customers.  Learn about selling your work online. Discuss major concerns related to online transactions like security, shipping, and costs.  Explore the use of Paypal and online banking platforms.

All artists served by the Region 2 Arts Council are invited to attend Doing Business Online.  Make an investment in the future of your arts business!  Call 751-5447 / 800 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org to register.  Registration Deadline Monday June 4, 2012.

Thursday February 16: Marketing your Website for Artists (there’s still space!)

Whether you have a website or you’re planning your future site, there’s something for every artist in Marketing your Website.

Thursday February 16, from 5:30-8:30 in the Bemidji High School Computer Lab, our presenter, UMN-Extension educator Adeel Ahmed, will discuss strategies artists can use to get their website “on the digital map,” bringing traffic more efficiently and more effectively to their site.

There’s still time for you to sign up for this FREE workshop!  Please call Region 2 Arts Council today at 218 751-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org and let us know you are coming.

Here’s what the instructor says about Marketing your Website:
“Customers get to websites in different ways such as through search, advertisements, business cards and brochures, and links from other websites…The class will focus on how to get listed higher in Google search which includes getting your link on other websites, using social media, business aggregation sites, email lists,  location based services, and review based services.”

Remember: the workshop is FREE and open to all artists we serve through the Region 2 Arts Council. We hope to hear from you!

E-Commerce for Artists Workshop Series Coming to Bemidji in January

Artists and Arts Organizations! Sign up now for e-Commerce for Artists: a FREE Professional Development Workshop Series for artists and arts organizations served by Region 2 Arts Council.

E-Commerce for Artists consists of 3 workshops:

Websites DIY      5:30-8:30 pm Thursday, January 26
Participants leave the 3-hour, hands-on workshop having developed a basic website through Google Sites. (Location: Bemidji High School Computer Lab)

Social Media Marketing         5:30-8:30 pm Thursday, February 2
Participants explore basic fundamentals of social networking sites and discuss the potential benefits of engaging in social media marketing (BHS Computer Lab).

Marketing your Website       5:30-8:30 pm Thursday, February 16 Participants learn new ways to improve traffic to their websites (BHS Computer Lab).

e-Commerce for Artists is a University of Minnesota-Extension workshop series facilitated by seasoned presenters Adeel Ahmed and Ryan Pesch .

R2AC recommends participants sign up for all three workshops.  Please RSVP by calling or emailing Region 2 Arts Council, 218-751-5447/ 1-800-275-5447/ staff@r2arts.org. Registration deadline is January 23, 2012. All workshops are free and open to artists and arts organizations served by Region 2 Arts Council.

To see an updated list of workshops sponsored by Region 2 Arts Council, click here!

Collaborating within Arts Disciplines followed by It’s Only Clay Community Lecture!

Artists and arts organizations!  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 2nd when Mark Turner, Executive Director of Five Wings Arts Council, will facilitate Collaborating within Arts Disciplines.

This workshop is FREE, and has been designed to offer you the opportunity to network with other artists and arts organizations, and help you set your plans for creative and effective collaboration within arts disciplines.

In this workshop, the presenter will

  • discuss cross-promoting events hosted by different organizations
  • explore the value of coordinating arts events and activities with other regional partners

Participants will

  • learn the benefits of resource optimization
  • uncover the range of proven marketing strategies and local collaborative partnerships

So please come!

  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided!
  • Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Avenue, Bemidji, MN.

Following the workshop, we encourage everyone to stay at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts for the “It’s Only Clay” open community lecture with the 2011 IOC Juror, Guillermo Cuellar.

To attend the collaborative workshop, you must RSVP by October 26. Call (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

The Region 2 Arts Council strengthens the presence of the arts by supporting opportunities for arts creation, promotion, education and funding for the people of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties in north central Minnesota.

Attention Regional Artists and Arts Organizations

Mark your Calendars for Collaborating within Arts Disciplines: a FREE Region 2 Arts Council Professional Development Workshop
on Wednesday, November 2nd!

Come spend an evening with Mark Turner, Executive Director of Five Wings Arts Council.  Come network with other artists and arts organizations, and set your plans for creative and effective collaboration within arts disciplines!

In this workshop, the presenter will

  • discuss cross-promoting events hosted by different organizations
  • explore the value of coordinating arts events and activities with other regional partners

Participants will

  • learn the benefits of resource optimization
  • uncover the range of proven marketing strategies and local collaborative partnerships

Time and Place

  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 6-8 p.m.
  • Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Avenue, Bemidji, MN.

Light refreshments will be provided

You must RSVP by October 26. Call (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

The Region 2 Arts Council strengthens the presence of the arts by supporting opportunities for arts creation, promotion, education and funding for the people of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties in north central Minnesota.