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R2AC Young Artist Grant

Grants to North Central Minnesota Students in Grades
8-12 for Arts Training, Mentoring, and Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC)

Deadline Date:

03/15/17 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $600 to Minnesota students in grades 8-12 in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties to work with an artist instructor or mentor or to subsidize the attendance of an arts camp, class, or workshop. Funding is intended to give youth the experience of working with a practicing professional artist.

Eligible applicants may attend either a public, charter, private school, or be enrolled in a PSEO program or home-schooled. Applicants must have a strong interest and a history of engagement in the arts, and be either self-trained or formally trained in their chosen arts discipline.

As part of the maximum $600 grant award, grantees may also ask for reimbursement up to $100 for travel expenses, lodging, and/or meals, and up to $50 for arts materials.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141558

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $600

Term of Contract:

The earliest start date for projects is May 1, 2017. The proposed arts experience must be completed by May 1, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Check out the eligibility questions in the PDF attached below. If you can answer true to all these questions, then you should be eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Student recipients are awarded funds through reimbursement only and have one year within which to use the funds. Mentoring, lessons, arts experiences and related expenses will be paid by the student/family in advance. Over the course of 12 months, students/families may submit up to 4 receipts or invoices to Region 2 Arts Council to receive reimbursement for up to $600 of their arts experience.

Deadline: March 15, 2017 by 11:59 pm
Recommendation Deadline: April 3, 2017 by 5:00 pm
Review Date: April 17, 2017
Earliest Start Date: May 1, 2017

Artist statement guidelines:

Grant submissions policy:

There is a sample application pdf in Supporting Documents below for use in preparing your online application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Region 2 Arts Council
P.O. Box 693
Bemidji, MN 56619

Holly Alcott, Grants Manager
218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties

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