This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. More info at the application.
These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects and can cover costs associated with public art, exhibitions, or performances. Maximum award: $6,000. More info at the application.
Grant Info Sessions
Join us to learn about the on-line grant application process, tips for your artist statement, work sample guidelines, and completing a budget.
For Individual Artist Grant (IAG) and Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant for Small Towns (ACHT)
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Coldwell Banker 101 Main Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470
Depot Preservation Alliance
Baudette, MN 56623
If you can't make it to these drop-in sessions, you may call, email, or stop in our offices during business hours for assistance with grants.
Need an info session? If you have a group of four or more, and a location, we can tailor our grant info sessions to your needs; call oremail Region 2 Arts Council.
Region 2 Arts Council
We are pleased to announce the following recipients of our
Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant:
Brian Dow received $956 to buy equipment and create prints of his paintings.
Lavender Hunt was awarded $1,000 to purchase supplies and materials to create traditional Anishinaabe apparel pieces and beaded jewelry.
Pamela Iceman received $971 to create a series of purses, wallets, and medallions.
Jacob McArthur was awarded $1,000 to create a photography series called Springtime on the White Earth Reservation.
Fill Out Our Survey!
Help Us Fund Local Art
Our annual survey will guide Region 2 Arts Council's funding of art programs and projects, and we greatly value your input! It only takes 5 minutes; please share the link with your friends and family in our region.
Are you new to the Art Fair Circuit? Wondering what it's all about? Kathy Towley shares 20 years of experience in Art and Craft Fairs at this informational class. Learn about applying to craft fairs, display and booth needs, and selling the arts and crafts you create.
Please register for this class by January 25th
by email, or call (218) 751-5447
Headwaters Youth Orchestra Introductory Meeting
January 23, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Headwaters School of Music & the Arts 519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji
Headwaters School is currently taking registrations for the Headwaters Youth Orchestra which will meet from January to May. The cost is $75.00 fo
the entire spring semester; financial aid is available. Register online or call (218) 444-5606 for more information.
Call for Submissions: Minnesota Shorts Play Festival
Deadline March 1
Minnesota writers can submit up to two short plays in a pdf form (up to 10 pages). Put your name, address, and phone # on the title page. Simply email your script.
The 9th annual festival will be Sept 7 & 8 in Mankato. For more info and mailing address,
go to their website
or call (507) 420-1881
Advanced Digital Photography Workshop: Winter Wonderland
12 pm - 4 pm
Lake Bemidji State Park
Professional photographer Janet Nelson is the instructor. Bring your camera, extra battery and/or charger, camera manual, a tripod if you have one, and also a snack. Dress warmly to be outdoors. For ages 12 and up.
No fee for the class; vehicle permit required to enter the park. Meet in the Visitor Center.
Limited to 10 participants. Call the park at 218-308-2300 to register.