• MRAC’s Racial Equity Statement

    The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) board of directors and staff is pleased to share MRAC’s recently adopted Racial Equity statement with the community. MRAC improves arts access for communities… (read more)

  • 2018 Arts Achievement Awards

    On Wednesday, June 27 the board of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council presented the 2018 Arts Achievement Awards. This is the tenth year of recognizing groups that are embodying the… (read more)

  • Next Step Fund Awards Announced

    On June 26, 2018 the MRAC board awarded a total of $179,200 to 36 individual artists in the FY 2018 Next Step Fund grant program. The Next Step Fund program,… (read more)

  • MRAC Awards $771,040 in Arts Activities Support Grants

    On June 26, 2018, the MRAC board awarded $771,040 to 80 organizations/projects in the second round of its FY 2018 Arts Activities Support grant program. The Arts Activities Support projects chosen will provide high-quality… (read more)

  • ArtReach St. Croix Art on View at MRAC

    Now on view in the MRAC conference room is an exhibition, Artists of the St. Croix Valley, featuring 16 works of art in a variety of mediums by Edie Abnet,… (read more)

  • Grant Program Changes for FY19

    As of today, June 1, the Grant Guidelines for all of our grant programs for our Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019) are active on our website… (read more)

  • Kathy Mouacheupao to be MRAC Executive Director

    The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) is pleased to announce Kathy Mouacheupao as its next executive director; she will start in her new role at the organization on June 4,… (read more)

  • 2018 Next Step Fund Finalists

    Sixty-nine artists have been named finalists for the 2018 Next Step Fund grant. This year saw a record number of applicants with 505 artists submitting grant proposals. A panel review… (read more)

  • Arts Learning Round 2 Grant Awards Announced

    On April 24, 2018 MRAC awarded $197,504 to 20 organizations/projects in the second round of its FY 2018 Arts Learning grant program. The Arts Learning projects chosen will provide high-quality,… (read more)

  • Community Arts Round 2 Awards Announced

    On March 27, 2018 MRAC awarded $321,414 to 67 organizations/projects in the second round of its FY 2018 Community Arts grant program. The organizations and projects chosen demonstrate both strong… (read more)