Board Opportunities

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC)


In 1977, the Minnesota legislature established a system of eleven regional arts councils to distribute state government appropriations to small arts organizations around the state. MRAC, which serves the 7-county Twin Cities metropolitan area, is the largest of the regional arts councils. Each regional arts council is an autonomous organization designated to assess arts needs, develop programs and services to meet those needs, and distribute funds to arts programs in its region. All of the regional arts councils began as programs of larger regional development commissions. MRAC was a program of the Metropolitan Council until 1989, when MRAC became an independent nonprofit organization.

Annual Budget: $5,861,955 – Foundations, Government Grants, Contracts


Metropolitan Regional Arts Council is seeking BIPOC or LGBTQIA2+ board members who reside in the 7-county metropolitan area, with skills in the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Public Policy and Advocacy


  • Number of members currently: 14
  • Meeting time and frequency:  11 meetings annually
  • Meeting location: Virtual
  • Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes


  • Time Expectation: Up to 5 hours/month
  • Financial Contribution Required: No
  • Service on Committee Required: Yes
    • Committees: Executive, Finance, Governance, Other
  • Length of Term: 3 Years
  • Renewable: Yes

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PO Box 14106 Saint Paul, MN 55114


The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) improves arts access for communities in the seven-county Metropolitan area through support to artists and organizations.