Established in 1979 as a non-profit arts organization, the Central Minnesota Arts Board increases access to the arts by providing grant opportunities and services throughout Region 7W one of eleven Regional Arts Councils in Minnesota.The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) strives to enhance appreciation of the essential economic and social roles the arts play in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright counties (Region 7W) by providing grants and professional development services to arts and community organizations, schools, government units and individuals.

Click Regional Arts Council for list of the regional arts councils and the counties they serve.