Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

Mission Statement

The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council increases access to the arts in 7-county metropolitan area communities by providing information, organizational support and grants.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In FY 2016, MRAC awarded 467 grants totaling $3,146,433 to organizations through its 11 grant programs including a $195,000 grant to VSA Minnesota to support 16 ADA Access Improvement grants to metro area arts organizations. In addition, MRAC’s Next Step Fund, supported by The McKnight Foundation, awarded 37 grants to artists totaling $174,666. Finally, MRAC also provided 11 training sessions, 30 grant application workshops and 33 panelist orientations.
Current Goals MRAC will provide grant applicants and other constituents clear, thorough, prompt assistance and respectful service. MRAC will maintain transparent decision making processes and accessible public information. MRAC's programs and services will reflect its mission and vision.
Community or Constituency Served The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council serves nonprofit arts organizations, informal arts groups, community education, and non-arts nonprofit organizations with annual operating expenses under $400,000, and individual artists.
Geographic Area Served The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council serves nonprofit arts organizations, informal arts groups, community education, and non-arts nonprofit organizations with annual operating expenses under $400,000, and individual artists in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties. This region includes urban, suburban, and rural communities. While the region comprises only 4% of the state’s geography, its population is approximately 50% of the state’s total.

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$3,948,348
96.4%
Management
$144,591
3.5%
Fundraising
$4,105
0.1%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2015
$169,303
$169,303
$0
2014
$169,303
$169,303
$0
2013
$169,303
$169,303
$0
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Address:
2324 University Ave W
St Paul, Minnesota 55114
Phone: 651-645-0402
Website: mrac.org

General Information

Alternative Name: MRAC
EIN: 41-1684647
Principal Staff: Amy Crawford
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 6.8
Volunteers: 300
Number of Clients: 2500

Board

Board Chair: Peter Leggett
Number of Board Members: 18
Board Meetings with Quorum: 15
Average Member Attendance: 12.3

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