ARAC Board

The function of the ARAC Board is to serve as a panel for the review of grant applications and to facilitate arts development in the Arrowhead Region.  ARAC recruits board members through an open nominations process.  Sitting ARAC members elect a board of seventeen individuals: one member who resides in each of the seven counties served by the ARAC, one member representing Duluth, eight at-large members appointed to provide a balance in specific disciplines or art forms not currently represented on the Council, and a university student liaison member.

ARAC members are chosen for their knowledge, expertise, and involvement in the arts. For more information on how you can become a member of the ARAC Board, email info@aracouncil.org.

ARAC Board members transition off on an annual basis.  ARAC accepts applications for board membership all year and individuals may apply at any time.  Click here to download application.  Board terms are three years in duration (one year for the student liaison position) and expire at the end of June. Board members may choose to serve more than one term.

Board Member Login

 

Jan Carey, Chair
At large: Hibbing
Music/Theater
David Beard
At Large: Duluth
Literature/Visual Arts
Mark King
Carlton County
Literature/Theater
Ken Bloom, Vice-chair
At-large: Duluth
Visual Arts/Music
Adam Guggemos
At-large: Duluth
Music/Literature
Tara Makinen
Itasca County
Music/Literature
Erling Ellison, Treasurer
Aitkin County
Theater/Visual Arts
John Gregor
At-Large: Lake County
Visual Arts/Literature
Dana Mattice
Duluth
Literature/Visual Arts
Ann Russ, Secretary
Cook County
Music
Peter Pestalozzi
At-Large: St. Louis County
Visual Arts/Literature
Ashley Leek
Student Liaison
Visual Arts/Dance/Theater
Michelle Ronning
Lake County
Visual Arts
Catherine Meier
At large: Duluth
Visual Arts/Literature
Kate Fitzgerald
At-large: Grand Marais
Literature/Visual Arts