Contact Us

MRAC values our connections with individuals and organizations who work in the arts and is committed to providing prompt and respectful service. We are a hands-on grantmaker and we like meeting with individuals or groups, at your location or ours or via phone. Contact us to set up a meeting to learn more about the resources MRAC can share with your arts project.

Where is MRAC’s office, how do I get there, and where do I park?

MRAC’s Office is located in St. Paul near the intersection of Highway 280 and University Avenue. The office is in the Midtown Commons building, a two-story brick building just east of Raymond Avenue on the south side of University Avenue.Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, 2324 University Ave W, Suite 114, Saint Paul, MN 55114. Link to Google MapLIGHT RAIL: Our office is just a few steps from the Raymond Avenue Station on the Green Line.

BUS ROUTES: Our office is accessible by Metro Transit bus routes 67, 87, 63, and 16.

BIKE: Bicycle parking is available adjacent to our parking lot at the southeast corner of our building.

PARKING: Entry to MRAC’s parking lots are available to east-bound traffic from University Avenue. Access is also available from Myrtle Ave. (via Raymond or Hampden), one block south of University. Parking on either side of the building is free and usually plentiful. Building access from the west lot is wheelchair accessible.

Map of MRAC's building with access doors labeled

How do I contact MRAC by phone?

General Email
General Phone   651-645-0402
Fax   651-523-6382

Staff Direct Phone Lines:

Becky Franklin, Assistant Director of Administration 651-523-6389
Masami Kawazato, Program Director 651-523-6386
Oskar Ly, Community Connections Manager 651-523-6383
Kathy Mouacheupao, Executive Director 651-523-6390
Witt Siasoco, Program Director 651-645-0402
Jovan C. Speller, Program Director 651-523-6381
Bethany Whitehead, Program and Communications Director 651-523-6388

What are the hours of the MRAC Office?

We’re open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Holidays.

MRAC staff may be able to meet with you in the evenings or on weekends if you have questions about our grant programs. Please reach out to your program director to ask for a meeting at a time that works for you if you are not available during the day.


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Accessibility at MRAC

For visiting the MRAC offices, the ADA accessible entrance with an automatic door is on the southwest side of the building (access from Myrtle Ave). Our offices are on the main level. There is a doorbell if you need assistance with the door. For your safety, if taking Metro Mobility or Uber or Lyft, do not exit the vehicle on University Ave and exit in a parking lot instead. Restrooms are ADA compliant, but do not have automatic doors. Restrooms are gendered.

MRAC is happy to offer our grant guidelines in Braille or other formats. On each grant page there is a link to the guidelines in a text format that makes screen reader usage possible. Signage in the office is 18 point font or larger.

We can provide ASL interpreters for any of our workshops or events upon request. We can make accommodations for dietary needs and fragrance sensitivity.

You are welcome to use our refrigerator to store food or medicine as well as our private space for prayer, lactation, quiet/sensory break, etc. A PC laptop and WiFi are available for anyone to use.

Please email or call 651-645-0402 with any accessibility needs.