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

  • Upcoming Grant Opportunities

    The final proposal deadline of MRAC’s grant year (July 1 – June 30) passed a few weeks ago, and we received a record-setting number of requests for funding. The new… (read more)

  • Arts & Disability Forum Recording: Up Now!

    On February 22nd, MRAC was joined by three local artists, Atlas O. Phoenix, Jamie Kalakaru-Mava, and Taja Will for a virtual discussion that explored how being disabled informs their art,… (read more)

  • MRAC biennial plan public meeting

    MRAC biennial plan public meeting Please join us on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 12:00pm or 5:30pm for MRAC’s FY24 & FY25 biennial plan public meeting. The biennial plan is… (read more)

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