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.


We’re Now Accepting Applications for the Career Development and Technology/Equipment Grants!

ARAC is now accepting grant applications for the Career Development and Technology/Equipment Grants. Deadline September 28, 2018 Career Development Grant This program provides funding of up to $3,000 for you to take advantage of an impending opportunity or to carry out a well-planned project that will allow you to grow as an artist. The proposed […]

ARAC Currently Seeking Grants Manager

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is currently seeking a Grants Manager. Applications are due by Thursday, August 30, 2018. About Us: The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) serves individual artists, nonprofit arts organizations, informal arts groups, community education organizations, and units of government that reside in the seven county Arrowhead Region in northeastern Minnesota. ARAC […]

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.