Community Arts Round 1 Awards Announced

On December 12, 2017 MRAC awarded $300,262 to 63 organizations/projects in the first round of its FY 2018 Community Arts grant program. The organizations and projects chosen demonstrate both strong artistic quality and a connection to a community. The Community Arts grant program utilizes a block grant system to ensure funds are distributed broadly in … More Community Arts Round 1 Awards Announced

Organizational Development and Capital Grant Awards Announced

On November 28, 2017 the MRAC board awarded $437,767 to 48 organizations in the Capital and Organizational Development grant programs. All applications were reviewed over five days of panel convenings with members of the arts community assessing the proposals. The Capital and Organizational Development grant projects will provide arts organizations in the Twin Cities Metro … More Organizational Development and Capital Grant Awards Announced

MRAC Announces Interim Leadership and Hiring of Search Consultant

The Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) is pleased to announce that Senior Program Director Greg Nielsen and Grants and Operations Manager Becky Franklin are acting as Co-Interim Directors following the departure of former Executive Director Amy Crawford. Ms. Crawford left her position with MRAC to return to her consulting practice … More MRAC Announces Interim Leadership and Hiring of Search Consultant

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) Awards $697,219 in Arts Activities Support Grants

On September 26, 2017, the MRAC board awarded $697,219 to 72 organizations/projects in the first round of its FY 2018 Arts Activities Support grant program. The Arts Activities Support projects chosen will provide high-quality arts events and programs for Minnesotans of all ages to experience and enjoy arts in a variety of disciplines. From festivals … More Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) Awards $697,219 in Arts Activities Support Grants

2017 Arts Achievement Awards Announced

Last night at the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s annual meeting the MRAC Board of Directors announced and presented the 2017 Arts Achievement Awards. This year, we honor East Side Freedom Library and Minhua Chorus; each group has been given a cash award of $5,000 for their outstanding achievements and commitment to the arts in MRAC’s … More 2017 Arts Achievement Awards Announced