No-Risk Workshop Funding Available

Duane Shoup’s workshop “Build a Solid Oak Butterfly Bench” 2012

This past year, Region 2 Arts Council provided funding to support a colorful array of workshops that celebrated the arts in many different ways.

Photography for Artists, Puppetry 101, Tapestry and Free Form Knotting, Painting to Praxis, Build a Solid Oak Butterfly Bench, Dreams as Portals for Creative Energy: a Winter Writers Retreat, Acrylic Painting the Abstract Experience for Beginners, Beginning Telemark Rosemaling, and Bead Mosaic and Cavandoli Knotting brought clusters of artists and arts enthusiasts together to write, paint, build, knot, photograph, and create.

Offering and participating in an arts workshop is a wonderful way to contribute to and create community.  If you are an artist living in the five counties of Region 2 with a talent to share, or an arts enthusiast wanting to bring some new talent to our region in the form of a workshop, you can either download and fill out a No Risk Workshop form, or email staff@r2arts.org or call 751-5447 / 800 275-5447 and share your workshop ideas.  We also have forms in our office at  426 Bemidji Ave N. in Bemidji.

Looking back at last year, it was a great year for arts workshops in Region 2. Thank you to all of the artists and workshop participants for enriching our region with your talent and creativity. Looking ahead, let’s make it a year for the arts that rivals last; no-risk workshops are one way to do just that!

Grant Writing Workshops THIS WEEK for Native American Artists

AAI Grant Recipients Dennis Williams and Dana Goodwin Beaded Moccasins

Are you a Native American Artist residing in north central Minnesota seeking grant money for costs associated with exhibition, production, or completion of a creative work?

Call and sign up for this week’s Free Grant Writing Workshops for Native American Artists interested in applying for the Region 2 Arts Council Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant.

Tonight:  Sept 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.  at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji, Ave. Bemidji, MN

Wednesday: Sept 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Red Lake Tribal Headquarters, Red Lake MN.

Thursday: Sept 13, 2:00-3:00 p..m. Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake MN

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grants for up to $1000 are available to Native American Artists residing in Beltrami, Mahnomen, Becker, Cass, Itasca, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Roseau and Clearwater counties.

Register in advance for the workshops. Call 751-5447 or 800 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.  Or contact us with questions. We are happy to answer your questions and help you get a grant application packet.

AAI grant application deadline is October 3, 2012.
AAI grants are made possible through support from the Region 2 Arts Council with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

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.

This Week and Next: R2AC Grant Writing Workshops

… in Bemidji (TONIGHT!), Baudette and Park Rapids (TOMORROW), and Mahnomen (next week Thursday).

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

Region 2 Arts Council will offer FREE grant writing workshops for anyone within the Region 2 area (Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties) interested in applying for Region 2 Arts Council Grants.

Special attention will be given to Outcome-Based Evaluations for Arts and Cultural Heritage grants.  

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

Wednesday July 18: Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Ave  
5:30-7:00 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government
7:00-8:00 p.m.:  Grants for individuals

Thursday July 19: Coldwell Banker, 101 Main Ave S., Park Rapids MN
6:00-7:30 p.m.: Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government
7:30-8:30 p.m.: Grants for individuals

Thursday July 19: The Depot, Baudette MN
4:00-5:00 p.m.:  Grants for organizations, schools, and units of government
5:00-6:00 p.m.:  Grants for individuals

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

Workshops for organizations, schools, and units of government will cover the Arts and Cultural Heritage grant (deadline Aug 16) and Arts Project Grant (deadline Sept 12).

Workshops for individuals will cover 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.  Region 2 Arts Council grants have recently been updated.  For the most recent versions of our grants, please go to our website or stop by our office.

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.