The East Central Arts Council (ECAC), is a program of the East Central Regional Development Commission until July 1 when it becomes independent. It is an organization for improving the quantity and quality of arts in the region. This is accomplished primarily through grant-making for organizations and individuals in Region 7E, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine counties.
The ECAC and the ECRDC have added a June 1 grant deadline for special art projects in schools in Region 7E. Schools may apply for up to $1,000 for special art projects sponsored by the School District. The grant funds can support artist residencies, arts related field trips, or any arts focused special project. Each school district is allowed up to two Art In Our School grants per school year.
For more information, for the grant application or assistance contact ECAC at 320-679-4065 ext. 30 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also immediately access the grant application/guidelines online at the current ECAC Web site http://www.ecrdc.org/ECAC_apps_2011.htm.