Drew Digby is the executive director of the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. ARAC serves more than 18,000 square miles of Northeastern Minnesota as part of Minnesota’s system of regional arts councils, providing grants and services to artists and arts organizations.

Prior to ARAC, Digby worked in economic and community development, taught at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and worked as a journalist. He ran a pop-up art gallery in Duluth called Studio 3 West that had a successful run including the WTF! Feminist Art show that included works from more than 80 artists. He has also run a consulting business that helps artists with career and business strategies.

An active participant in civic life, Digby served on the Imagine Duluth 2035, Vision Committee; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Community Advisory Board for Duluth and Superior; as president of the City of Duluth’s Planning Commission; as well as worked with local arts organizations as a volunteer and/or board member.

Digby holds an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, as well as a BA in Religious Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Drew Digby