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.  Council members must reside in one of the seven counties in the Arrowhead Region: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis. Sitting ARAC members elect a board of thirteen individuals: one member who resides in each of the seven counties served by ARAC, one member representing Duluth, four 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, visit our Become a Board Member page.

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Board Meeting Dates Open to the Public
All board meeting dates are open to the public unless otherwise stated.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Current ARAC Board

Tara Makinen, Chair
Itasca County
Margaret Holmes
St. Louis County
Visual Arts
Amber Burns
At-Large: Duluth
Dance/Visual Arts
Kayla Aubid, Vice Chair
At-Large: Grand Rapids
Visual Arts/Literature
Kathy Neff
Ariana Daniel
Koochiching County
Literature/Visual Arts
Tammy Mattonen, Treasurer
At-Large: Hibbing
Visual Arts/Music
Ron Piercy
Cook County
Visual Arts
Christina Nohre
Lake County
Moira Villiard, Secretary
At-Large: Duluth
Visual Arts/Music
Emily Swanson
Carlton County