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 March 16th, 2017. The grants were awarded in the following programs: $45, in Art Project grants for organizations and $43,960 in Arts Learning grants for individual artists and organizations. Lists of the recipients can be found here: Individual Artist Awards Organizational Awards  

Upcoming Grant Workshops

  ARAC Fellowship Grant for Individuals (Duluth) Where: August Fitger Room, Fitger’s Compex, 3rd Floor When: Wednesday, March 15th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm This workshop will go over the online application process, as well as focus on the Fellowship grant program for individuals. This will be a great chance to get your questions answered and […]

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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.