Artist Career Development Program

CMAB Fiscal Year starts July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2018

The CMAB Artist Career Development program provides funds of up to $3,000 in support of projects, training opportunities, purchases and other activities that assist artists in making the next step in their artistic careers. Funding for this program is provided through The McKnight Foundation.


Program Goal: Nurture artists’ professional development needs
An ideal Artist Career Development Grant will help an artist:

  • Reach a new community or market
  • Overcome a barrier to long-term success
  • Professionalize or increase artistic output and quality
  • Complete a project that marks a significant milestone in their career

Who Can Apply
• Artists at least 18 years of age
• Resident of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright County for a minimum of six months prior to application
• Either a U.S. citizen or attained permanent resident alien status 

Receive assistance with applications
and preparing work samples at the
CMAB Office from 10am-4pm

Wed. Sept. 6 & 20
Tues., January 9 & 16

Thurs., January 11 & 18

Application DEADLINE:
Thurs., October 5, 2017

*DRAFT Review Requests no later than: Thurs., September 21, 2017

BOARD Review Date:
Thurs., November 9, 2017

Artist Career Development GUIDELINES
Read the Guidelines before completing an application online.
Click the icon to download either PDF or Word format.

Access the Grant System by clicking Manage Grant at the top of the page.

For instructions on how to create
an account and how to use the
online grant system,
Watch the Applicant Tutorial.