Region 2 Arts Council awards Arts Learning Grants

The Region 2 Arts Council announced the recipients of Arts Learning Grants.

More than $48,000 were awarded to support high-quality arts education across the five-county region.

Nonprofit organizations in Park Rapids, Clearbrook, Gonvick, Bagley and Bemidji received a share of the funding.

The full list of recipients and grant award amounts:

Bemidji State University Center for Extended Learning was awarded $5,000 to host writers, Heid Erdich and  Sun Yung Shin, for a craft conversation at the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, as well as provide a public reading at the American Indian Resource Center at BSU.

The Armory Arts & Events Center of Park Rapids was awarded $4,500 to host a series of three 6-hour printmaking workshops with artist Dawn Rossbach.

Clear Waters Life Center in Clearbrook and Gonvick was awarded $6,000 to assist in upgrading existing community studios with additional studio hours and new equipment to work with glass.

Bemidji State University Music Department was awarded $5,900 to bring the “Trio of Three Continents” to the Bemidji Concert Series for a residency of multiple master classes, workshops and performances on traditional musical instruments from China, Senegal and Venezuela.

Northern Light Opera Company of Park Rapids was awarded $6,000 to provide a 4-week children’s summer theater camp, in collaboration with Pine Point School, to serve children from both the Pine Point and Park Rapids communities.

Bagley Area Arts Collaborative was awarded $5,706 to hire guest artists David R. Smith and Jennifer Stone to teach workshops in watercolor and mixed media with acrylic paint.

Bemidji Opera Theater was awarded $6,000 to produce Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom Of The Opera at Bemidji State University.

Northern Light Opera Company of Park Rapids was awarded $6,000 to produce the Workbench New Play Workshop, an 8-day workshop to help local writers in the writing and performance of their own original plays.

Bagley Area Arts Collaborative was awarded $3,112 to hire artists Lowell Wolff and Pamela Edevold to teach workshops in photography and drawing with colored pencils.


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