WOA Series for Artists – Register for some or all!

We hope you can join this new series of Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops, available exclusively to artists and creative entrepreneurs in the Lakes Region Arts Council and Region 2 Arts Council service areas:  Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties.

Register for all the sessions below or only the most relevant – YOUR CHOICE

Full Workshop schedule
WEDNESDAYS – 1:00 PM TO 3:30 PM
Career Planning  October 21, 2020
Time Management  November 4, 2020
Portfolio Kit  November 18, 2020
Marketing   December 2, 2020
Promotions   December 16, 2020
Pricing  January 13, 2021
Recordkeeping   January 27, 2021
Legal Considerations  February 10, 2021
Funding  February 24, 2021
Grantwriting   March 10, 2021
Business Plan Essentials   March 24, 2021
Engaging Customers and Selling Your Work   April 7, 2021

All workshops will be held online via Zoom – If internet or computer access is a significant barrier to participation, interested artists can contact Springboard for the Arts at (218) 998-4037 to get connected to local community resources to support their participation.

Click here for details and to register

A NEW VERSION of the WORK OF ART TOOLKIT used as curriculum for this series can be downloaded for free from Springboard for the Arts HERE.

This series is offered through a collaboration between Region 2 Arts Council, Lake Region Arts Council, and Springboard for the Arts. Funding is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and support of the West Central Initiative Fund.

Work of Arts Series for Region 2 Artists – Sign up today!

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists,
a Professional Development opportunity for artists living in Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard, Mahnomen and Clearwater counties

Region 2 Arts Council, in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts and Lake Region Arts Council, is excited to announce a new series of Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Funding for the series is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and support of the West Central Initiative Fund.

Workshops will be available exclusively to artists and creative entrepreneurs in the Lakes Region Arts Council and Region 2 Arts Council service areas:  Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties.

Dates for Workshop Series
October 21 – April 7
Held every two Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:30pm 

All workshops will be held online

Click here for details and to register

“We are delighted to be able to partner with the Lakes Region Arts Council and Region 2 Arts Council to bring these workshops to artists in our area,” says Springboard Rural Program Director Michele Anderson. “Right now it is especially important for artists to have the skills, connection, and community needed to build their practices and their creative businesses, and these workshops will provide that opportunity.”

Workshops will be held via Zoom and participation via computer is recommended, however, joining the workshop by phone is also an option if internet or computer access is a barrier. All workshops will include closed captioning services. Participants are invited to register for the whole series or for specific workshops relevant to their needs.

If internet or computer access is a significant barrier to participation, interested artists can contact Springboard for the Arts at (218) 998-4037 to get connected to local community resources to support their participation.

Workshop schedule:
Career Planning – Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Time Management – Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Portfolio Kit – Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Marketing – Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Promotions – Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – 1pm-3:30pm
Pricing – Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Recordkeeping – Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Legal Considerations – Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Funding – Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Grantwriting – Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Business Plan Essentials – Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm
Engaging Customers and Selling Your Work – Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – 1pm-3:30pm

Click here to register

The Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists has been led by Springboard for the Arts across the state of Minnesota, and replicated across the country as an accessible, practical resource for artists and creative entrepreneurs to develop their business skills. The toolkit of the curriculum can be downloaded for free from Springboard for the Arts HERE.

Lake of the Woods Grant and Info Session August 5

Join Region 2 Arts Council staff to learn about upcoming grant opportunities for individual artists and organizations interested in doing arts-related projects.

Monday, August 5
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lake of the Woods
Historical Society
119 8th Ave SE
Baudette MN

  • Learn about Arts Access Grants for Organizations and Artist Fellowship opportunities for Individual artists. Application deadline for both is September 15.
  • Understand some important changes and updates to our grant process.
  • Receive assistance and support on your grant application.

New and experienced grant-writers are welcome!

Call us to register or just show up.
Questions? Call or email: 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 / staff@r2arts.org

Visit r2arts.org to log in and apply, or find Arts Access grant and Fellowship information, budget guidelines, and more organizational and individual artist grant deadlines.

Region 2 Arts Council Arts Access Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from
the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Region 2 Arts Council Artist Fellowships are made possible with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant Recipients Awarded in Region 2

On January 12, 2019, the Region 2 Arts Council Board of Directors granted $8,740 in Arts and Cultural Heritage funds to arts organizations, groups with a fiscal sponsor, schools, government or tribal offices, and non-profit institutions and organizations. These grants offer funding for arts projects and programming specifically meant to build bridges between Minnesotans through arts and culture that benefit Minnesotans of all ages across our five-county region.

Watermark Art Center was awarded $3,000 to host the annual Creative Spirit Fiber Festival featuring a vendor market, free and low-fee classes, and hands-on opportunities focused on traditional and contemporary fiber arts.

 Headwaters Music & Arts was awarded $3,000 to hold a 5-day fiddle camp for youth and adults focused on history and traditions of lumber camp songs.

 Native American Flute Festival was awarded $2,740 to host an evening of performance with music, storytelling, dancing, and drumming, as well as a one-day hands-on flute-making workshop.

Region 2 Arts Council Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

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 Downtown Park Rapids 3rd Thursday: Tomorrow!

Larry Kimball and Brian Skinness of Terrapin Stew
Larry Kimball and Brian Skinness of Terrapin Stew

The Arts Downtown PR series continues from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at four locations in downtown Park Rapids.

Julie Kaiser will perform as Zelda Fitzgerald in selected scenes from “The Last Flapper” by William Luce from 5 to 5:30 and 6 to 6:30 at Beagle Books. Next door, Roz Pederson and Deane Johnson will perform Christmas music on piano and clarinet at Bella Caffè from 5 to 5:30 and 6 to 6:30 p.m.

Terrapin Stew (Brian Skinness and Larry Kimball) will entertain at The Good Life Cafe from 5:30 to 6 and 6:30 to 7. Fran Gack will sing a variety of Christmas music, accompanying herself on mandolin and guitar, at Necce’s Ristorante from 5:30 to 6 and 6:30 to 7.

There is no admission charge to Arts Downtown PR events, sponsored by the Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council and funded in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.

Heading into the Weekend in Region 2

Eddie Kidd in Pioneer Park
Eddie Kidd in Pioneer Park

Thursday Nov. 21: Arts Downtown Park Rapids

The Arts Downtown PR series continues from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at four locations in downtown Park Rapids.
Author Kent Nerburn will talk about his latest novel, The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo, from 5 to 5:30 and 6 to 6:30 at Beagle Books, 112 3rd Street West. Next door, April Hodge will sing various Broadway hits while accompanying herself on the piano at Bella Caffè from 5 to 5:30 and 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Eddie Kidd will start warming up for his America’s Got Talent audition in February in Los Angeles at The Good Life Cafe, 220 South Main, from 5:30 to 6 and 6:30 to 7. “Unpolished” will perform an eclectic mix of roots, Americana and Bluegrass music with rich three-part harmonies at Necce’s, 311 South Main, from 5:30 to 6 and 6:30 to 7. Members of the band are Sheldon Schiebe – vocals, mandolin and ukulele, Dave Karam – vocals and guitar, and Mark Bridge – vocals, banjo and mandolin.
Silverback Colony will be performing at Armory Square, starting at 7:30 p.m. located at the corner of US Hwy. 71 and 2nd Street in Downtown Park Rapids. Silverback Colony has left its mark all across the region presenting alternative country with a rock backbone. Tickets are $11 in advance/$13 at the door. Advance tickets available online at
https://kindcountry.eventbrite.com, at Smoky Hills Art in Downtown Park Rapids or Terrapin Station in Nevis.
Names will be drawn from those attending Arts Downtown PR Nov. 21 for two free tickets to the 3rd Thursday Armory concert by Black River Revue Dec. 19.

Thursday Nov. 21: Poetry Slam in Bemidji

The Bemidji Public Library will be offering an evening of poetry and music on Thursday November 21, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:30 at The American Legion, located in downtown Bemidji at 217 Minnesota Ave NW.  In addition to the Poetry Slam event, local pianist Stacy Truedson will provide the musical ambiance for the evening with a selection of pop/classical/jazz numbers on the keyboard  

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.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline: August 14, 2013

legacy_sml$70,000 Available for Funding through the R2AC Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Program!

Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form.

 

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants

Deadline: August 14, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.
Open to artists in all art disciplines, any 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.      

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants are funded through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008 as part of the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment. Projects funded through Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts & Cultural Heritage 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.

R2AC Grant Writing Workshops in Park Rapids and Mahnomen

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  • 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!