The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council’s mission is to facilitate and encourage local arts development.

This mission statement grows from a conviction that the arts improve the quality of life in the region.


Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Awards Regional Grants

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council granted funding to arts organizations and individual artists on September 15th, 2016. The grants were awarded in the following programs: $39,400 in Art Project grants for organizations and $32,560 in Community Arts Learning grants for organizations and individuals. Lists of the recipients can be found here: Individual Artist Awards Organizational […]

Upcoming Grant Workshops

ARAC Career Development Grants for Individuals Where: AICHO, 202 W 2nd St, Duluth When: Thursday, September 22nd from 12:00pm – 2:00pm This workshop will go over the online application process, as well as focus on the Career Development grant program for individuals. This will be a great chance to get your questions answered and get […]

Did you know?


The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council funds artists, organizations, and groups in seven counties.

Since the passing of the Legacy Amendment in 2008, ARAC is on track to award over $2.5 million in over 700 grants to individual artists and arts organizations in the Arrowhead Region. Grant funding has supported a wide and diverse mixture of projects, ranging from festivals, music in the parks and community productions, as well as work by new media artists to traditional painters and emerging writers to belly dancers. Through our programs, ARAC is working to help the Arts touch the lives of everyone living in the Arrowhead Region.