Ineligibility Guidelines for Projects and Activities

R2AC Grants will NOT fund

  • Incomplete applications.
  • Tuition for academic course work.
  • Teaching licensure or continuing education requirements (CEUs) to retain teaching licensure.
  • Classes, workshops, or projects resulting in academic credit.
  • Two or more organizations applying for funding for the same project. (i.e. Multiple organizations cannot apply for grants to fund projects that include the same artists and activities and occur at the same date, time and location.)
  • Purchases made prior to the grant’s Earliest Start Date as posted on the application and on the R2AC website.
  • Relocation of the grantee’s legal address outside the geographic boundaries of Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnoman counties or outside the geographic boundaries of the state of Minnesota.
  • Capital improvement projects, building renovation, or building construction costs. Note: Freestanding capital equipment, defined as equipment that does not alter the property, is not permanently affixed to the property, and does not change the value of the property, is an allowable budgetary expense for all applicants except public school applicants. Arts organizations seeking funds for capital improvement projects may apply for a R2AC Community Arts Support Grant.
  • Projects or activities that do not have the arts or arts and culture as their primary focus.
  • Projects or activities that are currently being funded by an R2AC grant award.
  • Projects or activities intending to use funding from more than one R2AC grant.
  • Projects or activities which are essentially the same as a previously grant-funded project, which has either not been completed or for which the final report deadline has been extended, such as an annually occurring arts activity such as, but not limited to Concert Series, Arts Festivals, or Arts Tours.
  • Projects or activities that are intended to raise funds for an organization, charity or cause.
  • Projects or activities intending to start or build an endowment.
  • Projects or activities promoting violence and/or racism or works with pornographic content. It is at the board’s discretion to deem an activity objectionable.
  • Projects or activities meant to proselytize a belief or activities that involve the religious socialization of the participants or audience.
  • Projects or activities that attempt to influence any state or federal legislation or appropriation.
  • Projects or activities which are not in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances in relation to the use of our grant funds.
  • Projects or activities started prior to the Earliest Start Date, as posted on the grant application form and R2AC website, with the exception of auditions or rehearsals for theater projects. If auditions and rehearsals happen prior to the Earliest Start Date, those activities must be paid for with applicant’s funds and may not be used as a cash match on the grant application budget form.
  • Projects or activities that do not adhere to the Public Art Policy.
  • Projects or activities that do not adhere to the Literary Arts Policy.
  • Projects or activities that do not adhere to the Film/Television/Media Policy.
  • Projects or activities that require artists to pay an unreasonable entry fee in order to exhibit, perform, or be included in the project.
  • Arts Access, Arts Learning, or Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grants activities seeking funding to purchase food or drink for events.
  • Arts Access, Arts Learning, Cultural Traditions in the Arts and Arts Project Grant activities that are not accessible to the public for participation, with the exception of Arts Project Grant activities, such as board or staff workshops or consultations, meant to improve the applicant art organization.
  • Arts Access, Arts Learning, Cultural Traditions in the Arts and Arts Project Grant activities that do not occur primarily in the five-county Region 2 Arts Council Area or do not primarily impact Region 2 Arts Council residents.
  • Arts Access, Arts Learning, Cultural Traditions in the Arts, and Arts Project Grant activities that are funded 80% or more by Legacy funds from Minnesota State Arts Board, Library Legacy, Historical Legacy, or the Department of Agriculture.
  • Arts Project Grant activities seeking funding for non-expendable items or equipment.
  • Arts Project Grant activities seeking funding in which more than 10% of the total grant award is to be used for costs related to travel outside of the state of Minnesota, or to be used for travel costs to bring artists or performing groups into the state of Minnesota.
  • Young Artist Grant activities taking applicants out of the state of Minnesota.