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.

Public Art

CMAB Fiscal Year starts July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017

The Public Art program provides funds for the completion of well planned, permanent or temporary works of public art that are accessible to the general public without cost. Temporary public art projects must have a significant public impact and permanent, publicly accessible documentation.

All requests must have a minimum of 25% matching funds. There is no maximum request amount but funds are limited. Contact the CMAB Office for the current program budget. Public Art Grant funds are provided through Minnesota’s Arts & Culture Legacy Fund.

Forecast Public Art’s “Public Art Toolkit”  is a useful resource for learning about different forms of public art and the steps involved in planning and implementing works of public art.  


Flow My Tears, the Millman said
- Joshua Fay and Jacob Smith

Applicants must serve Region 7W residents and be located within the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright.

  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organizations
  • Arts organizations or arts groups without nonprofit designation 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
  • Schools
  • Local government units (city, township and county)

Application DEADLINES:
Wed., August 30, 2017
Wed., April 4, 2018

DRAFT Review Deadlines
Wed., August 16, 2017
Wed, March 21, 2018

BOARD Review Dates:

Thurs., October 12, 2017
Thurs., May 10, 2018

Public Art Grant 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.


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FORECAST is a nonprofit arts organization based in St. Paul Minnesota that offers unmatched expertise for planning and project management and is recognized nationally as a major public art resource. The Public Art Toolkit provides examples of all aspects of public art,a step by step guide to the entire process of creating public art.

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