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 18th Annual Arts and Cultural Heritage Arrowhead Arts Awards

The 18th Annual Arts and Cultural Heritage Arrowhead Arts Awards celebration will take place in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, at the Reif Performing Arts Center in the Ives Studio Theater on Friday, June 3, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

ARAC Board Member Openings

Current Board Member Openings

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.