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.


ARAC Board Member Openings

Support the arts in the Arrowhead Region Become an ARAC Board Member The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) is currently accepting applications from individuals wishing to serve on its Board. Current openings for terms started July 1, 2017: a representative from Aitkin County a representative from Koochiching County a representative from Cook County a Student Liaison.  The Arrowhead Regional Arts […]

Volunteer Arts Grants Reviewers Needed

  Support the arts in the Arrowhead Region Become an ARAC Grant Reviewer   The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) is seeking volunteer grant reviewers! With just eight hours of meeting time and additional prep time, you can help support the arts in our region. Every year, ARAC awards hundreds of grants to artists and […]

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.