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!

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshop for Individuals and Organizations Offered in Bemidji

image001Region 2 Arts Council will offer a FREE grant writing workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday July 10, 2013 in our office in the lower level of the Historic Carnegie Library Building at 426 Bemidji Avenue N., in Bemidji. Please register in advance.

A new Region 2 Arts Council granting cycle begins with the August 14, 2013 deadline for the Arts and Cultural Heritage grant. Individual Artists, Schools, Community Ed Programs, Government Offices, Cultural Groups and Non-Profit Organizations in Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Clearwater County are eligible to apply for this grant.  Individuals may request up to $3,000; Organizations may request up to $6,000. All projects funded through Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants must show artistic excellence and have a clear community component.

Also at this workshop, organizations, schools, and units of government will have the opportunity to learn more about our Arts Project Grant (deadline September 11, 2013) New this year: Arts Project Grant requests up to $2,500 will be considered (do I hear a cheer? :)).

The most updated versions (FY14) of the Arts and Cultural Heritage and Arts Project Grants will be available at this workshop.  They will be available for download on our website in mid-July.   For questions regarding our grants and REGISTRATION for this workshop, please contact us at staff@r2arts.org / 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.