Artist Opportunities at RAC

Exhibitions are typically planned at least one year in advance in collaboration with the artist, curator and staff.  Single artist exhibitions are generally developed by invitation only, however RAC welcomes short submissions by all artists.  Please send a single PDF that includes your resume, website (if available), 3-5 images and a brief artist statement to  We appreciate your interest!

Rooted: Southeastern Minnesota Exhibition Program

The ROOTED program at RAC is open to artists living and working in the eleven counties surrounding Rochester and showcases the most innovative and talented artists from the region. For artists who have received artist grants from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), RAC provides gallery space to showcase the art by the grantee. RAC curatorial staff provides grant application support, studio visits and exhibition space, but do not select the artists, who are chosen by SEMAC jury. ROOTED exemplifies the commitment of RAC to be a central hub for art made in Southeastern Minnesota.

If you are interested in applying for the ROOTED program please contact Artistic Director Sheila Dickinson at We review each artist’s proposal on a case by case basis and approve of a select few to put forward to SEMAC for their jury to further review. More information about the grant is available at We look forward to seeing your work!


Volunteers play a vital role in the success of Rochester Art Center’s programming. From ongoing administrative projects to gallery preparation and assistance at events, there are volunteer opportunities for every interest and skill set. Docent training and Internships are also available.

Please contact us if you have any questions at or 507-282-8629.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.