Arrowhead Regional Arts Council seeks individuals to serve on board
The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is currently seeking applications from individuals to fill three board positions. The council is looking for an individual to serve as the Carlton County representative, as the Duluth representative and an indi...
The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is currently seeking applications from individuals to fill three board positions.
The council is looking for an individual to serve as the Carlton County representative, as the Duluth representative and an individual to serve as an at large representative.
The ARAC serves individual artists and non-profit arts organizations who reside in the following seven counties which make up the Arrowhead region: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis.
The council is seeking individuals who represent various art forms as well as various arts perspectives such as active artists in all disciplines, artists from communities of color, arts supporters/collectors, and individuals with knowledge of the regional arts community and arts organizations.
The ARAC meets the third Thursday of each month except August and December. Council members serve as panelists to award project based funding to regional non-profit arts organizations and artists.
Members also evaluate the art needs in the region and develop programs that stimulate the regional arts community.
Council members serve as volunteers, but are paid a mileage reimbursement for attending meetings. A board term is for two years and each board member may serve two consecutive terms. As a board member, you will have the opportunity to learn about arts activities in the region; increase your knowledge of grant writing and the review process; network; and have input into matters that affect arts funding in the region.
The ARAC is the primary source of arts funding in northeastern Minnesota, awarding over $130,000 in grants annually. The council administers three grant programs for regional non-profit arts organizations and three grant programs for regional artists. These programs are made possible through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature and the McKnight Foundation.
The ARAC also provides free grant writing workshops and technical assistance to regional artists and arts organizations and presents the Annual Arrowhead Arts Awards to an outstanding artist and arts advocate in the region each year.
The ARAC works in partnership with the Minnesota State Arts Board and the other 11 Regional Arts Councils to promote the arts throughout Minnesota.
The deadline for submitting an application is April 27. The available terms run from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.
Individuals may apply directly or be nominated by others. For more information about board member's responsibilities or to receive an application form, contact the ARAC office.
An application can also be downloaded from the Web site www.ARACouncil.org by going to "About the ARAC" and clicking on "Join the ARAC Board."
The contact information is as follows: Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, 1301 Rice Lake Road, Suite 111, Duluth, MN 55811; telephone number is 1-218-722-0952 or 1-800-569-8134; or e-mail ARACouncil@aol.com .