Learn about grants through East Central Regional Arts Council

The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) is a Minnesota Regional Arts Council.

The mission of ECRAC is to increase the arts and this is done primarily through the funding of grants to artists and also to organizations that sponsor arts activities. ECRAC serves  residents of the five counties in East Central Minnesota: Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine. ECRAC grant funding ensures that there is access to the arts in every corner of the region.

ECRAC will offer information on ECRAC grant funding, grant applications, grant reviews, and grant funding procedures. This info session is in preparation for upcoming art grant application deadlines and information will be provided on the upcoming FY 2014-15 grant funding cycles. This grant information session will be Thursday, May 2, at 5 p.m. Bring your ideas for an art project.

Outcome Evaluation Workshop 

Many artists and organizations wonder how best to address the outcome evaluation criteria for the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) Legacy Fund Grants provided by ECRAC.

Dr. Patricia Shifferd will provide a workshop for potential applicants to ECRAC’s ACH Legacy Fund grant program.

There will be an overview of the evaluation requirements of the ECRAC ACHF program, an introduction to a conceptual framework for evaluation planning, and a question-and-answer period. This workshop will help applicants write a much stronger ECRAC ACHF application and is highly recommended.

This outcome evaluation in the arts workshop will be held  after the ECRAC information session on Thursday, May 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.,

Both of these sessions will be held at the East Central Regional Arts Council Office, 112 Main St. S., in Braham. There is no charge to attend but preregistration is necessary. To register for one or both of these sessions contact the ECRAC office at 320-396-2337 or  email info@ecrac.org.

These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the state’s general fund and also from the arts and cultural heritage fund.