Spring Arts Access grant applications are now open!

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

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship applications are due tomorrow!

Two awards of $5,000 will be funded in 2022.

AAI Fellowship funds can be used for, but not limited to, exploring new directions or continuing work in progress; production costs, materials, or equipment; collaborative or community projects; travel, research or study to further your art.

Questions? Need more information?

We are here to help!

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

TEXT: 218-407-2507

EMAIL: staff@r2arts.org

The Region 2 Arts Council Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of the McKnight Foundation

Congratulations to Recent Awardees!

Help us celebrate our recent Arts Project and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative grant recipients! And we also take this moment to acknowledge our current and previous fellows, Blair Treuer and Thomas Stillday. Blair was selected as one of two 2022 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellows and Thomas was awarded a 2022 First People’s Fund “Cultural Capital Fellowship”. Finally, we have a number of artists and organizations in our area that received a Minnesota State Arts Board grant. Congratulations to all!

Resource Page, Calls for Artists, Arts Events!

Have you checked out our new Arts Events and Arts Resource pages? There are a number of Calls for Artists that you might want to know about so be sure to scroll down the Arts Resource page to learn about these upcoming opportunities.

Check them out!

We are continuously updating these pages so be sure to bookmark them to stay informed. Know something we don’t know? Send info to kathryn@r2arts.org with details. Thank you for helping us stay current!

Individual Artist Grant application review session is February 22

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.

Upcoming is the Individual Artist Grant application review, which will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

Individual Artist Grant Review Session
Tuesday, February 22

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

Office closed February 21 & 22

Please note that our office will be closed Monday, February 21st in observance of President’s Day and on Tuesday, February 22nd due to weather concerns.

Individual Artist Grant Review Session is Today, 2/22/22 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

The public is welcome to attend. Call 218-751-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org for details

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship applications are due March 1

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship applications are due March 1!

Two awards of $5,000 will be funded in 2022.

AAI Fellowship funds can be used for, but not limited to, exploring new directions or continuing work in progress; production costs, materials, or equipment; collaborative or community projects; travel, research or study to further your art.

Questions? Need more information?

We are here to help!

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

TEXT: 218-407-2507

EMAIL: staff@r2arts.org

The Region 2 Arts Council Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of the McKnight Foundation

Community Arts Support Grants for organizations

The Community Arts Support Grant is a 2-year grant that offers general operating support to arts organizations, arts affiliates, and arts groups who have arts programming at the center of their mission, and have been providing arts programming for two of the past four years.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

Award amounts between $2,000 and $7,000 per year