Central MN Arts Board Awards Artist Career Development Grants
At the June meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $15,764 in Artist Career Development grants. The CMAB Artist Career Development program provides funds of up to $3,000 in support of projects, training opportunities and purchases that assist artists in making the next step in their artistic careers. Funding for this program is provided through the McKnight Foundation. READ MORE
CMAB Awards Small Capital Arts Grants to Area Schools
The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB), at their June 2015 meeting, awarded $5,827 in Small Capital Arts Grant to four area schools. The CMAB Small Capital Arts Grant to Schools provides grants for up to $3,500 with a 50% match requirement for the purchase of non-consumable capital resources used for arts programming. READ MORE
CMAB Awards Small Capital Arts Grants to Nonprofit Organizations
The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $9,735 in Small Capital Arts Grants to four area nonprofit arts organizations. The CMAB Small Capital Arts Grant to Nonprofits program provides funds of up to $3,500 with a 15% match requirement to purchase equipment and related non-consumable supplies and services to make capital improvements. READ MORE

CMAB Awards Six Student Arts Scholarships
The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) recently awarded Art Scholarships to six area high school seniors totaling $9,000. The Student Arts Scholarship Program is designed to support students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the arts. Each applicant must submit up to five art samples and three references along with answers to a set of questions. Applicants are evaluated according to established criteria and awarded funding in rank order. READ MORE

Eight Area Artists Receive CMAB/McKnight Individual Artist Awards
Eight CMAB/McKnight Individual Artist Award (IAA) recipients were announced this week. The $5,000 Established Artist Award is designed for artists with a history of exhibition, performances, publications, or other notable contributions to their local arts community through personal creative output. The $3,000 Emerging Artist Awards recognize and encourage outstanding artists in various stages of their careers. READ MORE

Arts and Culture Means Business in Central Minnesota
New Study Shows Strong and Growing Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture on Central Minnesota's Economy
We have known for a long time that the arts and culture are important to Central Minnesota. They enhance our quality of life, bring diverse communities together, and make our area a magnet for jobs and businesses. READ MORE

CMAB Artist Career Develpment Grant recipient builds wood-fired kiln
Johnne Law McMahan talks about the process of building a wood-burning kiln and the result of firing the kiln for the first time. SEE MORE

CMAB interviews artists in Arts and Harmony International Juried Art Show
The Arts in Harmony International Juried Art Show displayed 219 artists' work such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, and sequential art. 39 artists that won an award at the show located in the Sherburne County Government Center February 3rd and March 27th, 2014. SEE MORE

ECFE Nature Explore Center Gateway Public Art by Sue Seeger
In October 2013, Sue attended the Grand Opening of the Nature Explore Center and cut the ribbon to open the Nature Explore Center. Prior to the public art installation the entrance was a weedy, worn, muddy path to a black, powder-coded 6-foot high fence with a standard gate.SEE MORE


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