Message from the Director

On July 1, 2023, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) completed its 44th year serving Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright counties as their state designated Regional Arts Council (RAC).
During Fiscal Year 2023, the CMAB received 233 grant applications totaling $1,242,072 in requests of which 146 grants were awarded for a total of $780,501.
This report provides a breakdown of all funding sources and how these dollars were invested through CMAB programs.
A few stories are shared on the impact of the grants awarded from the people they served. Each year we experience the many ways our investments change lives and have a positive impact in communities through the arts.
The arts are a vehicle for reinforcing cultural identities and strengthening social bonds. The arts also…
• Build understanding between different cultures.
• Inspire conversations and action on social issues.
• Helps community’s develop and define Identity.
• Increase economic activity and boost tourism.
…and so much more.
We look forward to building new relationships and investing in the arts throughout the coming year.

Leslie LeCuyer
Executive Director

 

  • Elk River Evening of the Arts

 

Download the complete FY23 Annual Report


FY23 FUNDING TO ORGANIZATIONS

The programs listed are funded through a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Legacy fund and the State’s general arts fund.

GRANT PROGRAM
• Project Grants
• Community Arts Support
• Artist In Residence Grants
• Organizational Development Grants
• Public Art Grants
• Sponsorship Grant
Applicants Funded
59
13
5
8
4
3
Total
$423,250
$113,931
$16,494
$70,386
$49,979
$14,000
TOTAL INVESTED
$688,040

FY23 FUNDING TO INDIVIDUALS

The programs listed are funded by the McKnight Foundation and through a legislative appropriation from the State’s general fund.

GRANT PROGRAM
• Individual Artist Award
• Artist Career Development
• Artist Learning Grant
• Teaching Artist Grant
• Student Arts Scholarship
Applicants Funded
8
10
11
4
20
Total
$21,500
$28,000
$4,961
$8,000
$30,000TOTAL INVESTED
$92,461