Thank your Legislators


The funding for ECRAC grant programs comes directly from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution

To ensure the continued availability of such funds, it is very important that Legislators know that state arts funds are being used in this region and to inform them of the types of activities that are being supported. We ask that you send a letter to your Legislators thanking them for their support of the arts, telling them about your ECRAC Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund project and, if applicable, inviting them to attend any project related activity. For your convenience, we have provided a sample letter below as well as some tips for what to include in your correspondence. We urge you to make a phone call or drop a note of thanks to the Governor, your State Senator, your State Representative, and/or all three.                                                                                                                                    
You’ll want to:

  • Inform them that you are a recipient of a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council.
  • Tell them the arts are important to the quality of life in East Central Minnesota.
  • Thank them for their continued support of the arts in the State’s budget.
  • Share with them how you’ve involved the community in your Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund project.
  • Invite them to your event and during the event be sure to thank them! ECRAC does have a sample curtain speech to use during your event – a link to this is below.

Not sure who your state Legislators are? Click here to to find out who represents you.

Here is a sample letter that you may use to draft your letter: 

Want to know more about this funding and how it has benefited Minnesotans? Find out more at the Minnesota Citizens for the Arts.

Want to know more about the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment? Click Here