Arts are Essential! Learn the latest Region 7E news 😁

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Info in this newsletter:

  • Upcoming Art Show with Bear Paws Cultural Art
  • March 1 & April 1 Art Grant Deadlines
  • MACC Arts & Culture Survey
  • Opportunities at ECRAC
  • Arts Action Week 2024

Bearpaws Cultural Art Show

ECRAC's March 1 & April 1 Grant Deadline

applications are available!

Info here

time is running out

Minnesota Arts & Culture Coalition Arts & Culture Study

Our friends at the Minnesota Arts & Culture Coalition (MACC), with help from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, are interested in how the arts and culture sector is faring in the current economy. The two organizations are continuing to partner on the Federal Reserve Bank-MACC Arts & Culture Survey – now in its third iteration – to gain insights on recent business activity and other metrics from organizations to better understand how the sector is faring in the current environment.

The survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete, and all responses are anonymous. To maintain anonymity, please do not include any self-identifying information in any comments. Equally important, survey results will be shared with MACC members after the survey closes, helping everyone learn more about current conditions in the sector.

To learn more about MACC, visit https://mnartsandculture.org/ or email naomi.crocker@walkerart.org

There are seats available at our meeting tables for both grant reviewers and for Board Members! Apply today ECRAC welcomes you!

The East Central Regional Arts Council invests in the arts throughout Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine Counties. ECRAC is the primary funding source for arts experiences in Region 7E. ECRAC is currently accepting applications for membership for grant review panels and on its Board of Directors.

Anyone interested in serving is welcome to apply. ECRAC also encourage individuals from BIPOC, LGBTQ+ communities and/or people with disabilities to apply. Your perspective helps us better represent the entire vibrant region. 

Board and Grant Review Panel Members must live in one of the counties Region 7E Counties and commit to ten board meetings annually. Both Board and Panel members receive a stipend for their service. 

If you are interested Click here to apply to either become a Board Member or a Grant Reviewer for ECRAC.

For additional details contact Mary Minnick-Daniels, Executive Director by email at director@ecrac.org or by calling 320-336-0200


is right around the corner, join us!

Help make the voice of the arts heard at the State Capitol and say thank you to legislators for securing over $100 million for the arts and to continue to advocate for additional arts Legacy/General funds.

MARCH 4th –10:00 am

Opening Rally online via Zoom

MARCH 5th – 10:00 am

In-Person Rally at Capitol Rotunda

9:00 am – 2:30 pm

In-Person Legislative Meetings

MARCH 6th-8th

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Virtual Legislator Meetings


Pre-Register to receive links and to attend your meetings!

With your action—in-person and as part of Zoom calls with legislators—we can help legislators understand the importance of arts to funding at this critical time. There are multiple ways to advocate from letter writing and legislative Zoom Meetings to a full day with an in-person rally and Legislative meetings at the Capitol on MARCH 5th beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Can’t attend this year?

CLICK HERE  to send your legislator a message about the importance of arts funding.

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