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.

VSA MN offers its last arts access and disability session August 13

We regret to announce that VSA Minnesota, an organization that has served over 33 years as a  “one-stop shop for arts access”, closes its doors at the end of September.
Please consider joining VSA MN’s staff member, Craig Dunn, as he shares a final “brain download” on arts access and disability awareness information they have collected and distributed throughout VSA’s many years of service.
This special opportunity is for arts administrators, board members and anyone interested in access to the arts for people with disabilities.
The workshop is free of charge. Light refreshments will be available.
Tuesday, August 13
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Historic Holmes Theater
806 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, 56501
This workshop is designed to share VSA’s wealth of information and resources, and to answer questions about audience accommodations, disability etiquette and emerging trends in the field of arts access.  Electronic resource lists, internet links and suggestions of people to contact will be made available to all attendees during this three-hour gathering.
Please contact Region 2 Arts Council staff for further information and to register.
218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 / staff@r2arts.org

R2AC Grant Writing Workshop for Individuals: August 7, 2013

This Wednesday in Bemidji!

Individual Artists from the five counties of Region 2 are invited to join Region 2 Arts Council for a FREE arts grant writing workshop in Bemidji, MN from 5:30-7:30 in the Region 2 Arts Council office in the lower level of the Historic Carnegie Library Building at 426 Bemidji Avenue on Wednesday August 7, 2013.

The following grants will be discussed at this workshop
at the following times:
5:30-6:30 p.m:

  • Individual Artist Grants (requests up to $1000 / deadline Oct. 3, 2013)
  • Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (requests up to $1000 / deadline Oct. 1, 2013)

 6:30-7:30 p.m.:

  •  R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships for established artists ($6000/ deadline Sept. 11, 2013)

Artists residing in Mahnomen, Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard, and Clearwater counties are eligible to apply for Region 2 Arts Council grants. Individual artists applying to the Individual Artist and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants must be 18 or older.  Native Artists residing in Itasca, Becker, Roseau, and Cass counties are also eligible to apply for the AAI grant. Artists applying for the Fellowship must be 21 or older.

The most updated versions of these R2AC grant applications will be presented at this workshop.  For download copies of these and other grants, go to r2arts.org/grants/. For questions regarding R2AC grants and REGISTRATION for this workshop, please contact us at staff@r2arts.org / 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.

R2AC Grant Writing Workshops in Park Rapids and Mahnomen

legacy_smlRegion 2 Arts Council is offering FREE grant writing workshops in two locations:

  • 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!

R2AC Grant Writing Workshop Offered in Baudette, MN

legacy_smlRegion 2 Arts Council will offer a FREE grant writing workshop from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 17, 2013 at the Depot in Baudette. All Region 2 Arts Council grant requests are for arts-related projects, materials and supplies. High artistic quality is expected.

Individual artists, educational institutions, government offices, and non-profit organizations in Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Clearwater Counties are eligible to apply for Region 2 Arts Council grants.

4:00-5:00 pm. 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).

5:00-6:00 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 Roseau county are also eligible for this grant).

The most updated versions of these 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 grant writing workshops in each of our Region 2 Arts Council counties.

July and August R2AC Grant Writing Workshops 2013

legacy_smlThe following Grant Writing Workshops will familiarize potential applicants with the application process, what projects are eligible, how to develop a project budget and other tips for R2AC grants.

Grants and Deadlines:

Workshops for organizations, schools, and units of government will cover the Arts and Cultural Heritage grant (deadline Aug 14, 2013) and Arts Project Grant (deadline Sept 11, 2013).

Workshops for individuals will be tailored to the individuals present including covering the Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant (deadline Aug 14, 2013), R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellowships (deadline Sept 11, 2013), Individual Artist Grants (deadline Oct 3, 2013), and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants (deadline Oct 1,2013).

Please REGISTER in advance. Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218 751-5447 or 1800 275-5447.

Workshop Locations, Dates, and Times:

Bemidji: Wednesday, July 10: Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N.

5:30-7:00 p.m.:  Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants (for individuals and organizations)/ Arts Project Grants (organizations).

Baudette: Wednesday July 17: The Depot

4:00-5:00 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government

5:00-6:00 p.m.:  Grants for individuals

Park Rapids: Tuesday July 23: Coldwell Banker Community Room, 101 Main Ave S.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:  Grants for individuals

Mahnomen: Wednesday July 24: Mahnomen Museum (in the new building between the Museum and Red Apple), Main Street

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Grants for individuals

Bagley: Monday July 29: Bagley Elementary School Library

5:00-6:00 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government

6:00-7:00 p.m.:  Grants for individuals

Bemidji: Wednesday. August 7 Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue N.

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Individual Artist & Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants

6:30 -7:30 p.m.: R2AC / McKnight Career Development Fellowship

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.

Study with award-winning local artist Duane Goodwin in these two in-depth workshops

duanesculptureBirch Bark and Spruce Root Basket-Making
June 5-7 and 10-14
9 am to noon
at Duane’s home studio
Learn to gather birch bark without harming the tree, how to make traditional tools and create a basket using only natural fibers.

Advanced Stone Sculpture
July 1-4, 8-12, 15-19, 9 am – noon, at Duane’s home studio
In this extensive two-week course students will research a subject, create drawings and a model for a sculpture from that subject, learn about geology and choosing rock and advanced carving techniques. Students would have the opportunity to increase the scale, moving from a 5lb. rock to a 25-50lb. rock. Introduction to hand chisels and pneumatic tools and larger electric  grinders. Must have previous experience carving wood and/or stone. 

These workshops are funded by a grant from the First People’s Fund. Students will only need to cover the cost of their travel and supplies. Contact Duane “Dewey” Goodwin if you are interested at dgoodwin@paulbunyan.net or 218-444-0247 for an interview. Only six participants are accepted for each workshop, so contact Dewey for an interview today!