LegacyLogo This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Artist in Residency Grant

CMAB Fiscal Year starts July 1, 2014 and ends June 30, 2015

The Artist in Residency (AIR) program provides funds up to $3,000 with a 10% match to schools and nonprofit organizations in support of artist residencies that will enhance education through the arts. These funds are provided through the Minnesota’s Arts Legacy Fund.

Resident artists must be chosen on the basis of their ability to enhance programs and curriculum.

Essential Components of the AIR Enhancing Education through the Arts.
  • Residency with students/core group for a minimum of four hours
  • Teachers/staff must be present at all times during the residency while artists are working with K-12 students
  • Community awareness (sharing the impact of student learning through the arts by including/inviting families and the community to observe/participate in the residency)
  • Teacher/coordinator in-service session with the artist
  • Student assessment developed by artist and teacher/coordinator (assessment of student growth as a result of the residency)


  • Nonprofit 501(c) (3) arts organizations located within the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright. (Region 7W) and serving Region 7W residents
  • Arts organizations or arts groups without nonprofit designation that are using a fiscal agent
  • Nonprofit organizations, that do not have arts as a primary focus, such as schools, senior centers, community education, cultural groups and colleges



Wed., August 27, 2014

Application DEADLINES:
Rnd 1: Wed., October 8, 2014
Rnd 2: Wed., February 11, 2015
Rnd 3: Wed., April 1, 2015

*DRAFT Review
Requests no later than:

Rnd 1: Wed., September 17, 2014
Rnd 2: Wed., January 28, 2015
Rnd 3: Wed., March 11, 2015

BOARD Review Dates:
Rnd 1: Wed., November 12, 2014
Rnd 2: Wed., March 11, 2015
Rnd 3: Wed., May 13, 2015
Artist In Residency Guidelines
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Final reports are also
completed online.
PDF DOC For instructions on how to create
an account and how to use the
online grant system,
Watch the Applicant Tutorial.

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