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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Region 2 Arts Council Seeking Board Members 
from Beltrami & Mahnomen Counties – Please Apply!

R2ACLogo_Color_smallRegion 2 Arts Council is still seeking Board members from Beltrami and Mahnomen Counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning July 1st, 2013.   Apply Now – Applications are due by May 1st, 2013.

Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota are encouraged to consider serving on the board of Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting policy and reviewing and awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.

Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Funds and the McKnight Foundation.

To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to:  Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN  56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

Tues. Dec. 4 Mahnomen County Listening Session and Grant Drop-In

image0011:00-2:00 p.m. Grant Writing Drop-In Session, Red Apple Café, Main St.  Mahnomen:  All are invited to come and learn more about Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant, Individual Artist Grant, Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant, and Arts Project Grant.  Find out which arts grant is best for your arts project.  Upcoming grant deadlines begin with the ACH grant deadline on January 17, 2013.

5:30-6:30 p.m.  Arts Listening Session: WETCC New Building:  Come learn about Region 2 Arts Council and discuss how our organization can best support the arts in Mahnomen County communities.  Light snacks provided.  If you’ve got a moment to let us know you’re coming, please call 800-275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

R2AC Grant Writing Workshop in Mahnomen this Thursday

On July 26, 2012 at the Red Apple Cafe in Mahnomen, Minnesota, Region 2 Arts Council staff will be presenting FREE grant writing workshops for those interested in applying for Region 2 Arts Council grants. 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.

Thursday July 26: Red Apple Café, 116 North Main Street, Mahnomen
5:00-6:30 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government: Arts and Cultural Heritage grant (deadline Aug 16) and Arts Project Grant (deadline Sept 12).

6:30-7:30 p.m.:  Grants for individuals: Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants (deadline Aug 16), R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships (deadline Sept 12), Individual Artist Grants (deadline Oct 4), and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (deadline Oct 3).

All workshops will familiarize potential applicants with the application process, what projects are eligible, how to develop a project budget and other tips.

 R2AC grant writing workshops are open to anyone within the Region 2 area: Mahnomen, Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, and Hubbard counties.  Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants, open to Native Artists in surrounding counties, will also be discussed.

The R2AC Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant deadline is August 16, 2012, with other grant deadlines following close behind.  Are you ready?

For the 2012-2013 versions of our grants, please go to our website or stop by our office.

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.

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Recipients Announced

Dennis Williams and Dana Goodwin, beaded moccasins.

The Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) awarded $3,900 through the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Program. Monies awarded are for arts activities related to its mission of supporting, maintaining, and promoting traditional and contemporary Native American arts in North Central Minnesota.

The Anishinaabe Arts Initiative grants program is supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation.  The grant recipients and information about their projects are listed below.

Dana Goodwin, of Mahnomen, received $1,000 to create, in collaboration with Dennis Williams, a beaded, quilted, and brain-tanned buckskin skirt to accompany a fully beaded northern traditional top.

Dennis Williams, of Mahnomen, was awarded $989 to create, in collaboration with Dana Goodwin, a beaded, quilted, and brain-tanned buckskin skirt to accompany a fully beaded northern traditional top.

David Clark, of Bemidji, received $1,000 to purchase Protools software and Grace Design M101 microphone pre-amp to help in recording his next album with his band N8ive Bro.

Mika Marqui Pacheco-Northbird, of Cass Lake, was awarded $911 to create fully beaded dance regalia to be used as first prize in a local Iron Man Contest.

Current AAI Council members are Tom Buckanaga, Mary Guardipee, Douglas Lee, Genny Lowry, Bernice Mitchell, Delana Smith, Debra Warren, Delina White, and Harold “Dunesy” White, Jr.

The next deadline for the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grant for Native American Artists is October 3, 2012. Call the Region 2 Arts Council office at 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 for more information. Applications for these grants will be available in the Region 2 Arts Council Office at 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN  56601.

Region 2 Arts Council Seeking Board Applicants in 3 Counties

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking Board members from Clearwater, Hubbard and Mahnomen Counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning July 1, 2012. Applications are due by May 1st, 2012.

Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota are encouraged to consider serving on the board of Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting policy and reviewing and awarding grants. It meets seven times per year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel.

Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven arts councils in the state of Minnesota and awards over $230,000 annually for art activities in the five counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen. The council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Funds and the McKnight Foundation.

To receive an application form please email staff@r2arts.org or write to:  Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue • Bemidji, MN  56601. If you have any questions please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.