Northern Arts News
June 2019
Arts Opportunities and Events in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard,
Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties.
R2AC Current & Outgoing Board Members
(Front Row L-R) Gayle Gish, Pam Janssen, Michael Schlemper, Mary Therese
(Back Row L-R) Deb Carlson, Rebecca Colebank, Laura Grisamore, LouAnn Muhm, Corryn Trask
2019-2020 Grant Application Deadlines are now available!
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Important Changes to our Grant Process and Deadline Cycle

We have just recently posted our grant application deadlines for the 2019-2020 grant cycle. You can view the full list here .

Please note that our state funding now requires a later application deadline for our Fall Arts Access grant. This will considerably shift possible earliest start dates for potential projects.

Grant applications are usually available approximately one month before the deadline date. Keep in mind that there are many pieces of the grant you can begin to work on before the grant application is available. Call or visit us with any questions, concerns, or support needs. We are here to help!
We are open M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact us or stop by anytime to set up an individual appointment.
We are here to help!
R2AC Board Member News
2018-2019 Region 2 Arts Council Board

Chair: Laura Grisamore - Hubbard County
Vice Chair: Mary Therese - Beltrami County
Treasurer: Corryn Trask - Lake of the Woods County
Secretary: Deb Carlson - Lake of the Woods County
Rebecca Colebank - Clearwater County
Pam Janssen - Clearwater County
Gayle Gish - Mahnomen County
LouAnn Muhm - Hubbard County
Michael Schlemper - Beltrami County
vacant - Mahnomen County
A big THANK YOU to our outgoing board members!
(L - R) Corryn Trask, LouAnn Muhm, Mary Therese
Corryn, a musician with a full-time job, faithfully served 3 years on the board. We appreciated her role as Treasurer, as well as her dedicated time and expertise!
LouAnn, a poet, full-time teacher and previous R2AC Artist Fellow, brought important historical knowledge of past R2AC policies and practices that enlivened many discussions.
Mary Therese, a full-time working artist and previous R2AC Artist Fellow, gifted us with knowledge and inside understanding of the grant writing process. She was also a constant presence with dedicated involvement in committees and events!
Seeking New Board Members!

Are you a person who recognizes that the arts are valuable to the quality of life in North Central Minnesota?

If so, we invite you to apply today!
We are currently seeking board members to represent Beltrami, Hubbard, Mahnomen and Lake of the Woods Counties, with two-year terms beginning in August 2019. If you live within these counties, we invite you to consider becoming a board member.

Board Member applications are due June 30, 2019.

Contact Executive Director, Laura Seter with questions:

Serving MN artists and communities in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties.
Region 2 Arts Council
505 Bemidji Ave. N
(inside the Watermark Art Center)
Bemidji MN 56601
Honoring our Ancestors Arts Festival
Red Lake - May 3 & 4, 2019
4-Directions Development in Red Lake hosted the Honoring our Ancestors (HOA) Arts Festival thanks to an Arts Access Grant for Small Towns. This 2-day festival offered Native and non-Native community members, including youth and local artists, with access to traditional and modern Anishinaabe art, and offered economic and networking opportunities for area Native artists. Participating artists produce exceptional work that represents Anishinaabe culture, traditions, and values.
Jonathan Thunder live painting of Deer Woman.
Denise Lajimodiere demonstrating Birch Bark Biting
Denise Lajimodiere demonstrating Birch Bark Biting to a group of Red Lake students attending the Arts Festival.
Students from Red Lake Secondary Complex with painted hands for Wesley May’s interactive art.
Students adding their prints to Wesley May’s Interactive art.
MN State Arts Board News
Arts Access Grant program application deadline is June 21, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.

This grant program is designed to encourage strategic, long-term engagement between arts organizations and traditionally underserved communities. Grant funds may be used by an arts organization to collaborate with a community to create and/or increase access to meaningful art experiences.
Artist Initiative Grant program deadline for Visual Arts is June 28.

The Artist Initiative Grant program is designed to support and assist professional Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers by encouraging artistic development, nurturing artistic creativity, and recognizing the contributions of individual artists to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota.
Looking Ahead...

Arts Tour Minnesota Grant program deadline is July 12.

Arts Tour Minnesota is a program designed to provide Minnesotans greater access to high quality arts activities regardless of geographic location.The program is open to tours featuring visual, literary, and performing arts.
Community Arts Education Support grant program deadline is July 19.

This program offers funds to support the programming and operating goals of community arts education organizations and programs, so that they may maintain and grow ongoing services, staffing, and support functions. Community Arts Education Support is a two-year grant program.
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Bemidji First Friday Art Walk
June 7, 2019
The First Friday Art Walk supports both the artists and businesses of Bemidji’s downtown community by providing a festive self-guided walking tour.

2019 Summer Recital Series
12:00 p.m.
Starts June 5

Bemidji Area Church Musicians 32nd season of the summer recital series begins this month. Locations vary. Lunch is available after each recital.

by Agatha Christie
Long Lake Theater
June 7 - 23
7:30 p.m.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

Behind the Scenes with Larry Yazzie: A dance and performance workshop
Park Rapids Area Library
June 5
Workshop: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Ages 8-18, pre-register to secure space)

Public Performance: 7:00 p.m.
(Century Middle School Gym)

Award winning fancy dancer, and film actor Larry Yazzie, will demonstrate dance techniques and movements, and share tips on how he prepares to perform. The workshop is free, but space is limited. The evening performance is open to the public and features workshop participants.
Noon Hour Concert Series
Thursdays, June - August
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Begins June 6 - Locations Vary

The summer Noon Hour Concert series began in 2006 as an opportunity to enjoy lunch to live music performed in local churches. This series has now become a day time social event for people who enjoy good music and socializing with friends.

Second Street Stage
Thursdays, June - August
2nd block of Main Street
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Begins June 13
The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association invites you to celebrate summer with this free event, offering great music and family activities.

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Great American Story
Storytellers invited to enter contest!
Entry deadline: June 28
The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council is sponsoring the fourth annual Great American Story contest for oral storytellers.
Entry deadline is June 28. Judges will narrow the selections to four finalists who will perform the best-told stories at an event Saturday, Sept. 28 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids.
20th Anniversary Bemidji Sculpture Walk Arts Festival
Block Party on Beltrami Avenue (between 3rd and 4th Streets)
June 22
4:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join us to help celebrate our 20th Anniversary! In addition to great public art installations we are hosting a community celebration, complete with music, art performances, and great food and drink, all downtown!

Free Tours!
1st and 3rd Sunday
11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
June - August
Bemidji Visitor Center
Have you ever wondered about all those interesting sculptures in
downtown Bemidji? Join us for a 1 hour walking tour to learn about these amazing pieces of art and the artists who created them.

Music, Poetry, Film, Dance & Theater!
June 8
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Meet Brainerd artist and writer M.E. Fuller for a book signing of her debut novel "Saving the Ghost." Then starting at 4:30 enjoy a dance performance by Northern Light Academy of Dance, a sneak peak of Vision Theater's 2019 Season, and finish the evening with music by Eddie Kidd.

Juried Youth Art Show
Through June 15

Youth Art Exhibit highlights the works of bright, creative young people in our region. This exhibit is held in partnership with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Weaving Community Together:
Artists Collaboration with Garcia-Gomez and Engebretson
June 6 - September 28
Artist Reception June 15
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This unique exhibit is process oriented with interactive elements for all visitors!
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Georgia Mrazkova
Through July 27
Artist Reception June 29
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mrazkova is an award-winning Minneapolis artist and MCAD graduate. Her colorful paintings are nostalgic and evocative, offering reflections of psychological states. You won't want to miss this show!
Smokey Joe's Cafe
The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
Historic Chief Theater
June 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15
7:30 p.m.
June 9 & 12 
2:00 p.m.
Virtually the inventors of rock ‘n’ roll, Leiber and Stoller and their songs provide the basis for this electrifying production that highlights the golden age of America in the 1950’s. The classic themes of love won, lost and imagined, blend with slice-of-life emotions in this idealized 50’s environment. 
Native American Flute Festival
Bangsberg Hall
Bemidji State University
June 28
7:00 p.m.

Native American Music Award winner, Randy McGinnis, will headline the performance. Joining Randy will be several other Festival performers including Jon Romer (flute player), Red Lake Dancers and Drummers, Louisa Barta (modern dancer) and other guest artists. The purpose of the Festival is to honor and celebrate Native American Culture and the music of the Native American Flute.
Make a Flute Workshop
June 29
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
American Indian Resource Center
Limited to 25 people

Contact Jim Barta for information and to register:
218-755-3874 or
Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront
June - August
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Starts June 12

This summer will mark the 4th season of the popular Mississippi Music concert series. Thousands of locals and visitors of all ages have enjoyed these live performances and the group looks forward to presenting another rousing summer filled with a variety of great music.

Create it! Art Classes for adults
Clear Waters Life Center
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Clay Experience
June 3, 10, 17, & 24
Instructor: Dave Hudson

An artistic exploration into the myriad of possibilities available when creating with the medium of clay. This class will move quickly through basic wheel, slab, and hand-building techniques into more advanced subjects including body recipes, glaze alterations, and Raku firing methods.

MN Northwoods Writer's Conference
Bemidji State University
June 17 - 23
7:30 p.m. Reading Series

The Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference is proud to present the MNWC Evening Reading Series. These readings by the faculty of the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference are free and open to the public.

Distinguished Visiting Writer
Terrance Hayes
June 19
7:30 p.m.

One of the most compelling voices in American poetry, Terrance Hayes is an elegant and adventurous writer with disarming humor, grace, tenderness, and brilliant turns of phrase, very much interested in what it means to be an artist and a black man.
1st Saturday Pop Up Market
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Local, handmade arts and crafts. Free Vendor space for local Artists. 
Beading Circle
Every Monday through Sep. 30
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For beginners or more advanced beaders who are looking to create a space to be creative.
Contact Becca (Extension) at 218-935-0417 ext. 314 or email Courtney (Gizhiigin).
Current Exhibit: On Native Land

Photographers Joseph Allen, David Manual, Manidoikwe Devlin and E. Jordain, Jr. share their photographs that honor, celebrate and acknowledge Native Land.
Creative Cafe
June 11, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Gallery North and guest artists will take you on a hands-on adventure into the arts. Come sip, nibble goodies, connect, and get creative. Choose an activity or come to hang out. No registration required, come join the fun. Ages 10 and up .
Beginner's Pouring and Sugar Spray Class
June 5 & 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
June 20 & 21, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join Charles Alberti, BFA, for this beginner's class. Most materials will be furnished, though it is helpful if you can bring acrylic paints and a few brushes, if you have them. Additional supplies are required. Visit FB event page for details. Sign up at Gallery North.
Splash, Splat, & Splatter
June 5-7
Ages 7-11

This active day camp will include both indoor and outdoor art explorations of frogs, still life, water, clay, and paint. As the name implies the camp will be a time for kids to explore the messier side of art making. This camp will be led by Headwaters instructors Beth Andrew and Tom Daly with guest artists stopping by.
Open-Mic Coffee House
June 7
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sign up begins at 6:30 p.m.

Held on the first Friday of most months, Headwaters Open-mic CoffeeHouse features music and spoken word performance in a family friendly environment. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to sign up for a 10 to 15 minute set. The CoffeeHouse take a two-month break for July & August.
Headwaters Fiddle Camp
June 17 - 21

This is a week-long day camp with both private and group instruction, enrichment activities and games, and public performance opportunities.   The camp is open to youth age 7 and older as well as adult string players who want to experience an environment that both advances their abilities and offers a creative and collaborative experience.
More summer camp opportunities are available!

Splash, Splat & Splatter
Headwaters Fiddle Camp
Suzuki Jump Start Camp
Beginner Fiddle Camp
And More!

Acrylic Animals Workshop
With Pamela Edevold
June 14 & 15
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Many of today's best wildlife artists work with acrylic paints because it lends itself so beautifully to the depiction of fur and fine detail. Achieve the effects of watercolor or gouache with more control, or oils without the chemicals or rules. Different techniques such as underpainting and direct painting, glazing and impasto will be demonstrated. Participants will learn how to paint different types of hair and fur and how to capture their pet's personality.

**All materials will be provided.

Register by email or call 218-368-5221

On-line registration is also available via their website
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Middle School Show
Kaul Gallery
June 7 June 29
Opening Reception: June 7, 5-7 p.m.

Exhibit features work by Bemidji Middle School students.
WAC Member Show
Lakeview Gallery
June 7 - July 27
Opening reception: June 7, 5-7 p.m.

A multi-media exhibit featuring work by Watermark Art Center's Artist Members!
Creating from Nature: Inspiration from the Landscape
BSU Harlow|Kleven Gallery
June 1 - September 14
The works presented were created by observations of the textures in nature, of light interacting with various land forms and other visual cues. By combining observations with the emotional connections of being in the landscape, the artist created pieces that speak to their experience. 
Second Saturday Kids Art
Printmaking Workshop
June 8
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Kids ages 6+ will have an opportunity to experiment with various types of printmaking methods while creating amazing works of art. Pre-registration is required.
Art Family Style
June 22
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Drop in)
This month, families will work together for a morning of creating and planting. Art Family Style is a drop-in class; families can come by Watermark any time between 10 and 11:30 a.m. to work on their project, no pre-registration required.
Just Dandy Art Festival
June 22
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
16544 Puposky Rd NW
This free event features artists and hand crafted vendors from around the region.

Encaustic Workshop with Terry Honstead
June 28 & 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lake of the Woods High School,
Art Room
Lake of the Woods Art Guild invites you to join Terry Honstead for this 2-day workshops. Space is limited!

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North Beach Writers' Retreat
North Beach Resort
Park Rapids
Poetry Retreat is June 26 - 30
Memoir Workshop is August 20 - 24

Application deadlines:
For Poetry Workshop: a few spots available - open until filled!
For Memoir Workshop: June 15
Get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to unwind and reflect at the North Beach Writers’ Retreat. This generative workshop provides the time and space to push “pause” on the daily responsibilities of life and give yourself the mental space to write. Enjoy writers’ craft talks, writing prompts, fellowship with other writers, feedback, and time for quiet reflection and writing.
Artists' Retreat
Oak Island, MN
September 5 - 8, 2019
Has your artistic project been “on hold?” Are you needing some inspiration?

It’s time to reconnect with your creativity and goals.

Rural Arts and Culture Summit
October 3-5
Reif Center
Grand Rapids, MN
Registration is now open!
Whether you're an artist building your career, a community leader looking for ways to collaborate with your creative community, or an arts nonprofit leader wanting to strengthen your organization, there is something for you at the Rural Arts and Culture Summit.

Rural Arts and Culture Summit
Registration and travel scholarships are available!
Deadline to apply: June 25

Springboard for the Arts is pleased to offer Rural Arts and Culture Summit  registration scholarships ($300 value) and travel support (up to $500)  to rural artists and leaders living in the United States!
Applications are currently being accepted with notifications sent out by July 15. Priority will be given to rural artists and leaders from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Native, GLBTQIA+, disability and deaf communities (please see application for more information about these terms).

Belle Thalia & TigerLion Arts seeks Community Chorus members
for Nature: a walking play running August 16 - 18
Sign up by June 10
Puposky, MN
Does being outdoors invigorate you? Would you like to perform in an ensemble of professional actors? This summer Mask and Rose Theater , Belle Thalia & TigerLion Arts will present the beloved walking play Nature ~ the outdoor telling of Emerson, Thoreau & their mutual love of the natural world. Arts & Belle Thalia Creative Arts Space /Mask and Rose Theater seek Community Chorus members for NATURE, a walking play, performing August 16 - 18. The Community Chorus plays an integral role in the play, performing choral music & movement in specific sections of the piece & helping to guide the audience from scene to scene. Participants will rehearse 10-12 hours over the 4 weeks leading up to tech rehearsals with the cast of Nature.
Sign up by email or call Cate at 218-760-2211.

For more info please visit or email
2020 Grant Applications

Application Opens: August 12, 2019  
Application Closes: October 16, 2019 

These grants are for early and mid-career artists looking to advance work with and in public art.

Forecast Launches online learning platform, Forecast. ED.

Our first two Forecast.ED online courses will help planners and allied professionals build skills and knowledge to incorporate arts and cultural strategies into their work and address the health of their community.

Spirit Room's mission is “to enrich people’s lives through the development and practice of creative, contemplative and healing arts.” We engage with individuals and organizations to create an educational experience that includes the community in the outcome. 
Spirit Room Galleries
Fargo ND

Because the Spirit Room has several galleries, larger work and more prolific artists exhibit in the Lotus Studio or Gallery I. Gallery II, a smaller gallery, is especially good for young artists who may not have a large body of work or artists that would have difficulty with the costs of framing.

If you are interested in exhibiting with us please send us an e-mail with a cover letter, current resume, website (if you have one,) and proposal for exhibition.

Write Memory Workshop:
Intro to Memoir Writing
June 8 - 10:00 a.m.
June 12 - 6:00 p.m.
Fergus Falls Public Library

Perhaps you have a memory you’d like to write down, but you’re not sure how to begin, or you’ve always wanted to write a book. This writing workshop is for anyone interested in exploring foundational storytelling techniques that can help bring true-life stories alive on the page. Workshop sessions can be taken together or as a single-session, drop-in class.

Job Hunting?
Sign up for the Job Book Email Digest
The Job Book job alert email digest goes out every Tuesday morning, with a list of all the new positions posted to our Job Board that week, along with new positions in Greater Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. It also lists paid internships, RFPs and RFQs, and postings with upcoming deadlines for jobs you may have missed the first time. It's a great way to have current arts-related jobs come directly to you once a week!

Teaching Artist Training in Creative Aging
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
July 29 & 30
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
co-sponsored by MN State Arts Board
The training is open to all artistic disciplines and will equip teaching artists to design successful, effective sequential arts education programs for older adults. Please note that this training is not designed to provide training on health and wellness programs or focused on arts therapies for older adults. This event is free of charge. Lunch and parking will be provided.

Intercultural Leadership Institute
Applications for the 2018-2019 ILI cohort are currently open.
The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI), is a collaborative effort of First Peoples Fund, Alternate ROOTS, the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture and the PA'I Foundation, organizations that have a shared commitment to pursue cultural equity and to support artists, culture bearers, and other arts professionals as change-makers in their communities.

Located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork.
Arts Administration Internship 
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

This type of internship is best suited for those interested in exploring public art, museum studies, arts administration, or nonprofit management careers.
For complete details and application instructions, visit Franconia's website
Contact Amber White with questions: or (651) 257-6668
Call for Artists –Minneapolis Art Wraps
Who can apply: Artists who live in MN
Experience: all experience levels
What: Utility Box Designs
Theme: What makes Minneapolis unique?

City of Minneapolis seeks MN artists for the next
Minneapolis Arts Wraps
Application deadline: July 2
The Minneapolis Art Wrap program is a collection of pre-approved utility box wrap designs, that are used by neighborhoods and business districts to wrap their local utility boxes. The wraps began as a pilot program in attempt to decrease tagging and graffiti on the boxes, and has become very popular across the City of Minneapolis.
Cattail Creek Framing seeks artists to display their work at their art gallery space in Park Rapids!
Cattail Creek Framing seeks painters, jewelry designers, fiber artists, sculptors, carvers, collage artists, stained glass artists, basket makers, quilters, and potters.
Artists interested in displaying their work can contact Tammy directly:
Please mail to, drop off, or stop in to our store located at:
120 Minnesota Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Contact Janae, in store at (218) 308-7378
with any questions.
Furniture Express of Bemidji
seeks to create a furniture store that is 100% Local

Now Accepting Proposals!
The project has been created by Bemidji local, Janae Thomton. She is asking for submissions of portfolios in 3 ring binder form with photos and an artist biography. For those interested in selling wall art, she is asking for framed prints preferably no less than 11x14in. Canvas paintings of any size, wall decor of any variety.
Bagley Art in the Park
Opportunity to join!
Event date: July 13
Join us for Bagley's 32nd Annual Art in the Park.
Interested in exhibiting your art/craft or have more questions?

Convenings, Research & Memberships (Ongoing)

Supports convenings, research, or ongoing programs, services, and activities benefiting organized arts philanthropy, grantmakers, or artists.
Grants are made throughout the year, without a fixed deadline.

Other Opportunities
Early career artists in Minnesota are supported through a number of Jerome-funded programs.

Region 2 Arts Council awards Young Artist Grants

On March 27, 2019 the Region 2 Arts Council Board of Directors awarded $3,750 through the Young Artist Grant program. This grant is designed for 8th-12th grade students who have a strong interest in the arts and reside in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods or Mahnomen counties. Funding supports work with a mentor artist/instructor, or costs associated with attending an arts camp/class/workshop in the state of Minnesota.

The grant recipients included:

Maya Lindquist of Blackduck was awarded $600 to work with vocal mentor Katie Houg on presentation and performance.

Madelyn Schuette of Bemidji was awarded $600 to study trumpet with Dr. Del Lyren.

Paisly Dennis-Winner of Akeley was awarded $600 to study piano with Sandy Andress and to strengthen her composition and sight-reading skills.

Savannah Tomlinson of Bemidji was awarded $600 to work with mentor artist Mary Therese as well as attend Headwaters Music & Arts Summer Arts Camp.

Kaelan Emerson of Park Rapids was awarded $600 to attend the MMEA All-State Choir.

Helen Bartlett of Bemidji was awarded $600 to study vocal performance with Meghan Stringer.

Lillian Douglas of Bemidji was awarded $150 to attend Bemidji MusiCamp and to purchase sheet music. 

Region 2 Arts Council awards Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship

The Region 2 Arts Council is excited to announce their recipient of 2019 Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellowship, awarded to contemporary artist Delina White. White was selected on April 3, 2019, when the Region 2 Arts Council’s Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Council convened to review fellowship applications through the AAI program. The AAI Fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the McKnight Foundation, and aims to assist the region’s most talented Native American artists in their work by awarding financial support to fund creative time and/or arts experiences. This award is for Native American artists residing in Minnesota’s Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods, Becker, Roseau, Cass, and Itasca counties.
Delina White is a Contemporary Artist doing contemporary work based on traditional design. Of her work she states, "I am a Native Apparel Designer and Beadwork Artist; I am Anishinaabe. My artwork includes working with fabrics that are rich in texture and to the touch, interesting to look in all colors; I am grateful to be able to harvest indigenous materials that I know my ancestors prized, and I am fascinated by traditional designs shared between all Great Lakes and Woodland Nations that are so similar and yet so different, that sets a fire in my soul to create. I sew stories that expresses my pride as a First Nations / Indigenous person to this continent so full of history, heartbreak, love and resiliency.”

The 2019 Creative MN Report is now available!
Learn more at
This newsletter is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
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