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Looking for a fun and fulfilling way to serve the vibrant East Central Minnesota arts community - and hang out with creative and talented people while you do it?



The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) is currently accepting applications for membership on its board. ECRAC is the primary funding source for artists and arts organizations in our area, awarding more than $300,000 in grants last year. We always welcome new talent from our communities! There are currently board member openings for residents in Region 7E, the Minnesota Counties of Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine.  


We seek people who are into various art forms and perspectives, artists working in all disciplines, artists from communities of color, arts supporters and collectors, and people with knowledge of the regional arts community. You'll learn about arts activities in our area, increase your knowledge of grant writing and grant review, network with artists and arts professionals, and offer input into matters that affect the arts.


ECRAC offers grants and technical assistance to artists and non-profit arts organizations in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine Counties. We're an independent 501c3 organization that administers five grant programs for arts organizations and three for artists.


The board meets the third Tuesday evening of each month at our Braham office. Members review and award funding to artists and organizations. They also assess our area's art needs, and help develop programs that impact the arts community. Board members are volunteers, but receive meeting stipends and mileage reimbursement for meetings.  Board members also attend grant-funded events.


ECRAC programs are made possible with funds provided by The McKnight Foundation, and by the voters of Minnesota through appropriations from the general fund and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


If this piques your interest and you would like to become more involved in our vibrant arts community, consider becoming a board member! Contact the ECRAC office at, or call 320-396-2337 to receive a nomination form or....

or you can click here to get the form:  ECRAC NOMINATION FORM