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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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.

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.

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.

“Train Travel Adventures” Summer Arts and Culture Programing for Young People in Baudette

If you are going to be in and around Rainy River this summer, you definitely want to look into these fun-filled arts programs for your kids happening at the Depot in Baudette, MN!  Sign up your kids for one or all of the following “Train Travel Adventure” arts programs:

1. NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS – JUNE 6. INSTRUCTOR – DEB CARLSONLearn about American Indian crafts using leather, beading, seeds, and more. Grades 3-8, limit 10. Cost: $12.00.

2. PRINT MAKING AND DRAWING – JUNE 13. INSTRUCTOR – JENNY MOORMAN: Explore methods of printmaking which do not require a “press.” Students will learn and practice basic principles of relief printing and more. Plus learn to draw! ” Morning session – grades 3-5 – $7.00; Afternoon session – grades 6-8 – $7.00.

3. JAPANESE SMALL TALK – JUNE 20 AND 27. INSTRUCTOR – LINDA REDEKER: Mornings only – total cost/2 sessions $12.00. Grades 3-5, limit 10. The class will be an introduction into the Japanese culture, including language, clothing, food, and art.

4. THEATER – JUNE 20 AND 27. INSTRUCTOR – JOYCE WASHBURN: Afternoons only – total cost/2 sessions $12.00. Grades 3-8. Actors will learn basic acting techniques, create their own theater event, rehearse, and perform.

5. PAINTING – JULY 11. INSTRUCTORS – NANCY LUCAS AND AMY LUCAS:  321 ART STUDIO Morning: Learn about the color wheel,rainbow watercolor painting, practice mixing secondary colors, and create original works on acrylic paper. Learn about famous painters Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse through stories. Afternoon: Foil design, sculptures and textures. Grades 3-8, $12.00, limit 20.

6. WONDER WEAVERS/STORYTELLING – JULY 18. INSTRUCTORS – TINA ROHDE AND COLLEEN SHASKIN: Morning only – Grades 1-8; $7.00. Limit 25. Start the morning with storytelling performance by the WonderWeavers. Move on to storytelling games and skill building to help students explore the art of storytelling and create their own stories as individuals or in small groups.

7. INTRODUCTION TO MOSAICS – JULY 18. INSTRUCTOR – SUE HOPKINS: Afternoon – July 18 plus one hour (9:00-10:00 – July 25). Grades 3-8, Limit 15. $7.00. Students will learn the process of the direct mosaic method, by completing a small project from start to finish.

8. WRITING CHILDREN’S STORIES – JULY 25. INSTRUCTOR – JESSICA GUBBELS TORNESE: Morning only – Grades 1-6; $7.00. Story ideas are all around us. Learn to play with the parts of a story – setting, characters, and plots – as you have fun writing and creating your own mini-book.

9. PUPPETRY – JULY 25. INSTRUCTOR – MARGARET BURGER:Afternoon only – Grade 1(age 7) and up; $7.00, Limit 20. This class will be a two part puppetry experience with a family friendly puppet performance by Margaret Burger followed by a “make-and-take” puppet making project.

10. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT IN LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY FIELD TRIP – AUGUST 1. INSTRUCTOR – SCOTT LAUDENSCHLAGER: Morning only (9:00 – 1:00 p.m.) Ages 11, 12, 13; Limit 15. $7.00. Will need some parent drivers to assist. Explore the great outdoors as you learn about our area wildlife. Bring your camera and wear outdoor gear/boots.

11. CULTURAL DANCE – AUGUST 1. INSTRUCTOR – BROOKE KNICK: Afternoon only – Grades 3-8. $7.00. Learn to dance mostly village dances in folk style to the complex and fascinating rhythms and music of Eastern Europe.

12. PHOTOGRAPHY – AUGUST 8. INSTRUCTOR – CHRIS TOLMAN/HEADWATERS SCIENCE CENTER: Grades 3-8, Limit 15. $12.00. This is a basic introductory class for kids who want to learn more about photography. Students will learn how a camera works and the three main components that affect the outcome of a photograph: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.

13. “TRAIN TRAVELS ADVENTURES” BENCH PAINTING PROJECT– AUGUST 15. Grades 3-8, Limit 15. $12.00. Students will interpret their visions of “train travel adventures” into a series of images on two depot benches (non-historic).

14. SHOW AND TELL – AUGUST 22: All summer students are invited to return for a “Giant Show and Tell Celebration.” The public will be welcome to attend as well. No charge. Set up – 9:00 – 12:00; open house – 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more information and registration, please go to http://www.baudettedepot.org/#!summer-fun!

“Train Travel Adventures” is made possible in part by a Region 2 Arts Council grant through funds provided by the Minnesota State Legislature.

A Lake of the Woods County Community Collboration Workshop

Artists, non-profits, community organizers, city planners and anyone interested in collaborating for creative Lake of the Woods communities!

Please come to a FREE Community Collaboration Workshop
from 6-8 p.m. at the Depot in Baudette, MN on June 19, 2012

This workshop is designed for people to come together and share arts project ideas with the goal of strengthening our 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 19, 2012
Time: 6-8 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 12, 2012.

Lake of the Woods Art Guild Sponsors Oil Painting Still Life Workshop May 18-20

Professional Artist, Ruth Ann Nordlund will teach an oil painting still life workshop May 18 – 20 at the Lake of the Woods School Art Room.

Cost is only $25.00 plus supplies for the entire weekend. The class is open to anyone ages 9th grade through adult and all skill levels. Class size will be limited to 15 and available on a first come first served basis.

Friday, May 18th  Optional pot luck at 5 pm; demonstration session 6 – 8 pm.  Saturday,  May 19th 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, May 20th 12 pm – 4 pm

This workshop will be a fabulous skills-building opportunity for students to learn about Ruth Ann Nordlund’s methods and techniques in order to produce their own original creative works.  Students will set up a still life, including choosing objects, arrangement and lighting.  Following this, the students will begin to create their own painting with assisted support.  Instruction will be emphasizing the main principles of concepts, value, edges, and color and their relationship to the surface.  Students will discover the interaction between objects and how light travels across the painting.

Ruth Ann Nordlund is from Shevlin, MN where she operates a professional studio.  She was an art educator for over 20 years and studied at workshops in Taos, New Mexico and Norway.  She is a member of Women Artists of the West and Oil Painters of America.  Examples of her work can be viewed on her website: www.ruthannsart.com

Registration deadline is May 12.  To register for the class call 218-341-9692 or 218-634-1561, and mail a check for $25.00 payable to the Lake of the Woods Art Guild, 745 21st Ave SW, Baudette, MN  56623.  Please include your name, address, phone, and email address.

This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.