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!

3 Arts Workshops in the Month of April Sign up Now!

April 11&19    Slam Rools and Skool

This Slam Poetry Workshop is a 2 time course held at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji. Thursday April 11th from 6-9 p.m. covers the rules of a slam competition and tools and tips needed to write an effective slam poem. Participants will write a poem or two. Friday April 19th from 6-9p.m. is a slam contest to be held between the students from the first class. Questions, Comments or to Sign up contact: Julia Oxenreider. Cell: 808-446-2584

Email: Juliaoxenreider@gmail.com . Region 2 Arts Council can answer questions as well! Course cost: $10 includes both sessions!

April 12-13     Intro to Contact Improv Dance Neige Christenson

Join this innovative Boston-area instructor and explore gravity, momentum, flow, improvisational movement and communication with others through dance. This workshop focuses on movement: individuals both experienced and inexperienced in dance are encouraged to participate! All body types welcome! Friday from 7p.m.-9p.m. and Saturday from 9a.m.-4p.m.at the Elks Lodge at 116 4th Street in Bemidji. Workshop fee: $65.00 Register TODAY with Region 2 Arts Council. Registration closes April 12.  218 751-5447 or staff@r2arts.org. Make checks payable to Region 2 Arts Council. Send in or drop off at 426 Bemidji Ave. N, Bemidji, 56601.

April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11     Painting to Understanding – Translating Ideas Into Paint 

Local painter Paula J. Swenson will take participants through the creative process from conception to implementation and from completion of a painting to its exhibition. Participants will learn the practices of painting and self-expression and how to find new ways to problem solve and stretch their imaginations. The workshop will culminate in a May exhibit of participants’ work at the Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse in Bemidji, MN.

Participants will meet with Paula on Saturdays, at River of Time Studio on 1017 N. Plantagenet Road SE in Bemidji, MN. Session 1 will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All other sessions run until 2:00 p.m. A schedule to hang art for the participants’ May exhibition at the Wild Hare will be determined during the workshop.

Registration deadline: April 8th. Send a check for $50.00 made payable to the Region 2 Arts Council, at 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601. no refunds unless the workshops are cancelled. For more information call Region 2 Arts Council at 218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447.

April Arts Board Grant Program Information Session

msab_logo_color_smallR2AC Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council Member and Bush Fellow Delina White joins the Minnesota State Arts Board to present this series of MSAB grant program information sessions in our area:

WHERE and WHEN:
Leech Lake Tribal College – Wednesday, April 3
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Benny Tonce Drum Room

Bemidji Public Library– Wednesday, April 3
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Bemidji Public Library
Meeting room

Mille Lacs Indian Museum – Thursday, April 4
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

WHY: The Minnesota State Arts Board has announced grant deadlines that will occur this spring and summer. Anyone who would like to learn about upcoming grant opportunities is invited to attend a free session presented by Arts Board staff members and Delina White, resource developer for the Bug O Nay Ge Shig Tribal School.

MORE INFORMATION: In the first 60 minutes of the information sessions, Arts Board grant programs will be reviewed. In the second 60 minutes, Arts Board staff will answer questions from the audience, and be available for one-on-one conversations. The sessions are free of charge.

The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency dedicated to ensuring that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts.  Funds for Minnesota State Arts Board programs are provided through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.