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.



The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council granted funding to individual artists on April 11th, 2017. The grants were awarded in the following programs: $24,000 in Technology and Equipment grants for individual artists. Lists of the recipients can be found here: Individual Artist Awards

Art Board Info Sessions

Would you like to learn more about accessing arts funding in Minnesota? The Minnesota State Arts Board is holding an information session in Grand Rapids on April 25. Program officer Natalie Kennedy will talk about the process of applying to Arts Board grant programs for artists, health and human service organizations, schools, local units of […]

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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.