CMAB/McKnight Individual Artist Award

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

The CMAB/McKnight Individual Artist Award provides up to seven (7) awards of $3,500 each to outstanding artists living in the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright. (Region 7W)  The purpose of the award is to recognize and support individual artists in various stages of their careers.


  • A self-proclaimed artist at least 18 years of age and a resident in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright County for a minimum of six months prior to the time of application
  • Either a U.S. citizen or attained permanent resident alien status
  • Artists may receive up to three Individual Artist Awards in a lifetime with a minimum five-year interval between awards (i.e. if awarded in FY2010 eligibility would renew in FY2016)
DOC PDF Individual Artist Award GUIDELINES
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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,
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Corpse Flower
FY17 Individual Artist Award recipient Chris Zlatic
"Corpse Flower"

Artist Working Sessions
Receive assistance with applications and preparing work samples at the CMAB Office from 10am-4pm
Tues., January 9 & 16

Thurs., January 11 & 18

Application DEADLINE:
Thurs., February 1, 2018

PANEL Review:
Fri., March 2, 2018

BOARD Review Date:
Wed., March 8, 2018