Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council improves arts access for Twin Cities metro communities through grants, resources, and advocacy for artists and organizations.

Check out the Welcome to MRAC Grants page, an introduction for new and returning applicants to MRAC grant programs and the grant-making process. You will find information about translation and accessibility options, fiscal sponsorship, and tips to apply to all of MRAC grant programs.

Grant Program Deadline Manage My Grant
Flexible Support Round 1 August 1, 2022 Organization Grant Portal
Artists’ Futures October 3, 2022 Artists’ Futures Grant Portal
Arts Impact for Groups November 21, 2022 Organization Grant Portal
Arts Impact for Individuals December 12, 2022 Individual Grant Portal
Next Step Fund January 9, 2023 Past Next Step Fund Grant Portal
FY23 Next Step Fund Grant Portal
Flexible Support Round 2 February 13, 2023 Organization Grant Portal

Recent news

  • Flexible Support Round 2 Awards Announced

    On May 30, 2023 the MRAC board approved $1,383,358 in funding for the following 94 groups or organizations to receive grant awards in Round 2 of the Flexible Support grant… (read more)

  • Farewell Jovan!

    We are saying a bittersweet goodbye to Jovan Speller Rebollar after nearly five years as a Program Director with MRAC. We couldn’t be more proud that she will be taking… (read more)

  • We’re hiring a Program Director to join our team!

    We’re hiring a Program Director to join our team! This position ($65,000/year, full-time) is responsible for carrying out grant programs and services from beginning to end to constituents in the… (read more)

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