Big Check Awards!

We thought you might enjoy some of the scenes captured to date as the Region 2 Arts Council board members make their way across the region to present Big Check awards to this year’s recipients of a Community Arts Support grant, a program that offers 2 years of operating support to arts organizations and arts affiliate organizations across our 5-county region. It’s inspiring to see the amazing programming these organizations offer throughout the year! (Be sure to scroll so you can see them all!)

Community Arts Support Grants are made possible in part, by an appropriation from the State’s General Fund, and by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Online R2AC Board Meeting is tonight

R2AC Business Board Meeting is tonight at 6:00 p.m.

Our meetings are currently conducted online via Zoom and the public is always welcome to attend.

All Region 2 Arts Council board meetings are open to the public, in accordance with the guidelines of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law.

Note to Guests: You are invited to join as an observer ONLY. Please make sure your video and audio is turned off as you enter the session. Guests are welcome to attend (or leave) any time during the meeting. Thank you and welcome!

Funding for artists and organizations

Minnesota State Arts Board currently has two grant applications open that we encourage any artist/organization to explore. Each have two application deadlines to select from:

Creative Support for Individuals
This grant program provides support to help individual artists and culture bearers sustain their creative practices and meaningfully engage with their communities in a time of transition. There are two application deadlines for this program:

  • Friday, May 6, 2022, before 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 15, 2022, before 4:30 p.m.

Creative Support for Organizations
This grant program provides support to help organizations deliver arts programming and meaningfully engage their communities in a time of transition. Applicants may select either of the two deadlines for this program:

  • Friday, May 27, 2022, before 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 9, 2022, before 4:30 p.m.

Spring Arts Access grant applications are due this Friday!

Arts Access Grants are open to non-profits, public and charter schools*, community education programs, arts organizations, institutions of higher learning, government and tribal entities, and groups formed for nonprofit purposes with a fiscal sponsor. 
*Parochial schools are ineligible

First time applicant? Need support? We are here to help!

CALL: 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447

TEXT: 218-407-2507

EMAIL: staff@r2arts.org

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

Online R2AC Board Meeting is tonight

R2AC Business Board Meeting is tonight at 6:00 p.m.

Our meetings are currently conducted online via Zoom and the public is always welcome to attend.

All Region 2 Arts Council board meetings are open to the public, in accordance with the guidelines of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law.

Note to Guests: You are invited to join as an observer ONLY. Please make sure your video and audio is turned off as you enter the session. Guests are welcome to attend (or leave) any time during the meeting. Thank you and welcome!

Updates on office hours

Our office continues to be closed to the public due to unexpected repair needs. Staff is available to offer support or answer any questions via email, or you can text us at 218-407-2507. We apologize for any unintended inconvenience. Please check for updates tomorrow. We do expect to be fully open once again by Monday, March 28.

And don’t forget! Our second round of Arts Access Grant applications (for organizations) are due April 15.

Have you checked out our Events and Resource pages?

Stay informed! Visit our Arts Events and Arts Resource Pages to learn about arts happenings in your area, and funding/calls for artists/professional development opportunities for both artists and organizations.

NOTE: Our office will be closed to the public today and tomorrow due to unexpected repair needs. Staff is available to offer support or answer any questions via email, or you can text us at 218-407-2507. We apologize for any unintended inconvenience and hope to open our doors once again on Thursday, March 24. We will keep you informed!

And don’t forget! Our second round of Arts Access Grant applications (for organizations) are due April 15.

Young Artist Grant application review session is tonight!

The Region 2 Arts Council operates in the spirit of the open meeting law. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend any of our meetings and application review sessions.

Tonight is the Young Artist Grant application review, which will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

Young Artist Grant Review Session
Monday, March 21

Community Panel Orientation – 4:30 p.m.

Review of applications is estimated to begin at 5:00 p.m.
Note to Guests: You are invited to join as an observer ONLY. Please make sure your video and audio is turned off as you enter the session.
Thank you and welcome!

EMAIL: staff@r2arts.org – CALL: 218-751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447 – TEXT: 218-407-2507