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 arts organizations and individual artists on January 19, 2017. The grants were awarded in the following programs: $41,170 in Career Development grants for individuals and $43,910 in Rural and Community Art Project grants for organizations. Lists of the recipients can be found here: Individual Artist Awards Organizational Awards    

Upcoming Grant Workshops

  ARAC Grants for Individuals and Organizations Where: Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St., Cloquet When: Monay, January 9th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm This workshop will go over the online application process, as well as focus on the Art Project grant program for organizations, the Community Arts Learning grant program for organizations and individuals, and […]

Grant Calendar

DUE January 27, 2017



DUE March 31, 2017



DUE April 28, 2017

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.