Working on an Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Application? Join us today at NWICDC!

TODAY – Tuesday October 29, 2019 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Northwest Indian Community Development Center, 1819 Bemidji Ave. N in Bemidji

Stop by and visit with Kathryn Gonzalez to learn about our Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant (up to $1000 for Native American Artists to support specific arts projects). Application deadline is coming soon on November 1st!

Receive support on your application or get your questions answered!

  • How do applications work?
  • Are you eligible?
  • Is your project eligible?
  • How do budget forms work?
  • What about artist statements, project plans, artist resumes?

Miigwech to Northwest Community Development Center, an R2AC workshop partner

This activity is made possible, in part, by the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council, through support from Region 2 Arts Council with funding from The McKnight Foundation.

Arts Funding Info Session in Baudette today and R2AC office will close early

Please join Kathryn to learn ways in which your organization can support arts
activities and artists in your community. Artists, and non-profits,
schools (parochial schools excluded), city, town, county, tribal government entities and arts-focused groups with a fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply to fund arts activity. Come find out more!

Monday, October 28
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Baudette Depot
420 N Main Ave.
Baudette MN

Grant application deadlines on the horizon:
Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grants – Due November 1st
Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants – Due November 1st
Arts Project Grants – Due December 15th
Individual Artist Grants – Due January 15, 2020

The Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji will close at 3 pm today.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Cultural Traditions in the Arts grant application deadline is coming soon – Friday November 1st!

Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grant

Deadline: November 1, 2019
Maximum Award: $3,000
(25% Cash Match for equipment purchases only)

These grants are open to non-profits, public and charter schools*, community education programs, arts organizations, institutions of higher learning, local city, town, county government and  tribal government entities, and groups formed for nonprofit purposes with a fiscal sponsor.

Funding can support events and activities that represent the diverse ethnic and cultural arts traditions in our state by funding arts projects and programming specifically meant to build bridges between Minnesotans through arts and culture. Activities must be open to the general public and benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen Counties.
*Parochial schools are ineligible.

Click here to learn more and apply 

Region 2 Arts Council Cultural Traditions in the Arts Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota, with thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

We are in Red Lake and Gonvick this Wednesday, October 23

Drop In Session in Red Lake

Stop by and visit with Region 2 Arts Council staff to learn about our Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant (up to $1000 to support specific arts projects) and Cultural Tradition in the Arts Grants for organizations. Application deadline for both is November 1.

Receive support on your application or get your questions answered!

Wednesday, October 23
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Adaawe-wigamig Business Center
23748 Highway 1 East – Room 109
Red Lake

Arts Funding – Overview Workshop in Gonvick

Learn about our upcoming grant programs for organizations interested in funding arts projects. This session is a good introduction to Region 2 Arts Council grants, and a good refresher for those already familiar with our programs.
Highlights include:
  • support around budgets
  • fitting your project to your funding
  • working with fiscal sponsors
Wednesday, October 23
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Clear Waters Life Center
226 Elm Street

These sessions are made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

Arts Access Grant Application review tonight – Please join us!

Please join the R2AC Board and staff for this month’s business meeting and application review.

Tonight’s Schedule

4:30 p.m. Business Meeting
6:00 p.m. Arts Access Grant Application Review
Watermark Art Center
Education Room
NEW! Can’t make it live? Join us remotely via Zoom either by computer or phone.
Join Zoom Meeting (Via Computer)
Meeting ID: 111 204 783
Password: 417985
Dial by your location (Via Phone)
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Meeting ID: 111 204 783
Problems signing on? Call us!
218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447
The Region 2 Arts Council operates in the spirit of the open meeting law. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these sessions. Interested in joining the next meeting remotely? Contact us for details.

Ponemah Overview Session cancelled today

Apologies to all for the need to cancel our Ponemah overview session scheduled for this afternoon. We want to be sure you know that we will be back in Red Lake for a Drop-in Session next week. This is a great opportunity to pop in and let us review your application, assist you with any aspects of the application, and answer any final questions you have before submitting your application by November 1.

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Adaawe-wigamig Business Center
23748 Hwy. 1 East – Room 109

Can’t make it? Please contact us. We are here to help in any way we can!

218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 /


Reminder: Artists’ Coffee Hour

Wednesday, October 16
8:30 a.m.
Wild Hare Coffee & Bistro
523 Minnesota Ave. NW

Please join artist and business owner, Monica Hansmeyer, as we launch the first Artists’ Coffee Hour.
This is a peer-to-peer learning opportunity using materials from Springboard for the Arts’ Toolkit – Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists – to support local area artists’ shared learning and growth.

Click here to request your free pdf version of the Toolkit.
(not required to attend this opportunity)

The Workbook covers every facet of building a successful and sustainable career – from career planning, time management, marketing, and social media to pricing, recordkeeping, funding, and developing a business plan. The shared learning format invites artists to give and receive support and knowledge through shared experiences. New and experienced artists are welcome!

Interested in starting a group in your area?
Let us know what we can do to help!

218/751-5447 / 800-275-5447 /

This activity is made possible by Region 2 Arts Council with funding from the McKnight Foundation.