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.
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.
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.
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
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 Grantsare 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to use the FY14 versions of our grant applications! Just look under “Grants” on our website.
$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 email@example.com.