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 20th Annual Arrowhead Arts Awards

The 20th Annual Arrowhead Arts Awards Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 The 20th Annual Arrowhead Arts Awards celebration will take place Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 5 p.m. at the studios of WDSE-WRPT public television in Duluth, at 632 Niagara Court. This event will recognize photographer Craig Blacklock, 2018 George Morrison Artist Award, and filmmaker Karen Sunderman, 2018 […]

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Awards Regional Grants!

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council granted funding to individual artists on April 19th, 2018. The grants were awarded in the following program: $21,000 in Technology/Equipment grants for individual artists. Lists of the recipients can be found here: Individual Artist Awards

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.