We Support and Encourage the Arts in West Central Minnesota!

Since its inception as an arm of the Rural Development Commission in 1977, Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) has been committed to providing access to quality arts opportunities and programming. In its early years, LRAC offered only one grant program. Our current offerings include nine grant programs, a monthly newsletter, an online arts calendar, two art galleries, workshops and networking meetings, an artist registry, and technical assistance to arts organizations and artists. 

LRAC is proud to be a partner and active participant in Minnesota's Statewide Arts System. LRAC and the Minnesota State Arts Board(MSAB) work together to provide grants and services to our nine county region. LRAC supports the work of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts through organizing grass roots activities and promoting attendance at Arts Advocacy Day. LRAC is a recipient of McKnight Foundation funding which supports our work with individual artists. LRAC also partners with Springboard for the Arts to provide a satellite Springboard office based in Fergus Falls.