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NLOC, Nemeth receive R2AC grants

The Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) board of directors granted $24,000 in Arts and Cultural Heritage funds to the schools and non-profit organizations.

These grants support high-quality arts education that develops knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts for the benefit of Minnesotans of all ages across the five-county region, which includes Hubbard County.

Northern Light Opera Company in Park Rapids was awarded $6,000 to offer NLOKids, a three-week Theater Camp that brings together children from the communities of Pine Point and Park Rapids to produce a theater project for public performance.

Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids was awarded $5,810 to deliver a series of art workshops for area youth, each led by a different guest artist, to explore a variety of techniques and mediums.

Headwaters Music & Arts in Bemidji was awarded $1,316 to hire visual artist Alice Blessing to teach a series of arts workshops for adults, including accommodations for adults with disabilities.

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Mask & Rose Women’s Theater Collective in Puposky was awarded $2,487 to offer an ecology-themed visual arts/theater camp for youth culminating with a public performance of the musical "To Save the Planet.”

Lake of the Woods Art Guild of Baudette was awarded $3,686 to offset student tuition for a five-day “Portraits in Acrylic” workshop with Bemidji State University professor Alice Blessing.

Lake of the Woods High School in Baudette was awarded $4,701 to fund an arts field trip for students to attend a Broadway touring production of "Frozen" at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.

R2AC Arts Learning Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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