• Ramsey County Small Business Relief Fund for Artists

    We are happy to announce that MRAC is a partner with the Ramsey County Small Business Relief Fund for artists and creative small businesses! This fund offers grants of $7,500… (read more)

  • Announcing MRAC Grant Programs for FY21

    MRAC is pleased to share the grant guidelines for the two new grant programs for this current fiscal year (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021). There will be three grants available… (read more)

  • Responsive Planning for New Fiscal Year

    Dear Community, Happy New Fiscal Year! It has been nearly two months since our last update about MRAC programs, services and funding for our current fiscal year (July 1, 2020-June… (read more)

  • Access Improvement Grants Announced

    On June 23, 2020 MRAC awarded $107,382 to 12 organizations/groups in the first year of the Access Improvement grant program. This year’s grants were reviewed by two panels and comments… (read more)

  • Arts Project Support Round 3 Awards Announced

    On June 23, 2020 the MRAC board awarded $586,032 to 63 organizations/projects in the third and final round of its FY 2020 Arts Project Support grant program. The Arts Project Support projects chosen… (read more)

  • Local Nonprofit Supports the Digital Arts

    Story by Belo Miguel Cipriani In today’s app- and social media-centric world, when someone hears the term digital storytelling, images of memes and YouTube videos may fill their minds. What… (read more)

  • Art Starts at Home: St. Paul nonprofit brings art to children’s doorsteps

    Story by Anitra Budd When Minnesota’s COVID-19 shelter-at-home orders were announced, ArtStart, a St. Paul organization focused on arts education, faced a key question: How could they continue their hands-on… (read more)

  • FY21 Grant Planning and Updates

    First and foremost, MRAC mourns the loss of George Floyd, and we send our condolences to his family, friends, and community. We are outraged that another Black man has been killed… (read more)

  • FY20 Organizational Development Grant Awards Announced

    On May 26, 2020 MRAC awarded $276,808 to 28 organizations/groups in the FY 2020 Organizational Development grant program. This year’s grants were reviewed by three panels and comments and scores… (read more)

  • Arts Learning Round 2 Grant Awards Announced

    On April 28, 2020 MRAC awarded $247,114 to 26 organizations/projects in the second round of its FY 2020 Arts Learning grant program. The Arts Learning projects chosen will provide high-quality,… (read more)

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