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Region 2 Arts Council

Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grants are open to Native American artists in all arts disciplines residing in the following counties: Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, or Roseau. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work, purchase of materials or equipment to create works of art, educational opportunities in the arts (excluding academic credit), and proposals for projects or opportunities to enhance the career of an individual artist. Eligible proposals must be adaptive to restrictions that exist during the current global pandemic.

Maximum Award: $1,000

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Create a Login and apply online at, or use our Paper Grant Application option – print, fill out, and mail applications to: Region 2 Arts Council, P.O. Box 693, Bemidji MN 56601. For questions or assistance please email us at, or leave a message at 218-751-5447 or (Toll Free) 800-275-5447. Our office may be closed due to COVID restrictions yet our staff is available and ready to support you.

Region 2 Arts Council Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grants are made possible by the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative through support from the Region 2 Arts Council and with funding from the McKnight Foundation

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