Trainings & Grant Workshops

We want to hear from you!

Attend a discussion about the Arts in your region

How can we help the arts and artists thrive in your community?

The Central MN Arts Board is assessing the arts needs in your region and will be in the following locations conducting open house style listening sessions. Your participation will assist us in designing grant programs that can support your artistic visions.


Everyone is welcome!
No need to register, but let us know if you plan to attend in order to provide refreshments! Call the CMAB office 320.968.4290 or,

OneDivision BeckerCommunityCntr SaukRapids
Monday, November 12
from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
One Division Art
1 Division St W,
Buffalo, MN 55313
Tuesday, November 13
from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Becker Community Center Rm#107
11500 Sherburne Av,
Becker, MN 55308
Tuesday, November 27
from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sauk Rapids Government Center Community Room
250 Summit Ave. N
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
FishersClub Tuscan Center  
Thursday, November 29
from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fisher's Club
425 Stratford St W,
Avon, MN 56310

Tuesday, December 11
from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Tuscan Center Suite 119
Midtown Square Mall
3333 W Division St
Saint Cloud, MN 56301


Artist Working Sessions
The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) staff will be available to assist area artists interested in arts-related grant opportunities. Receive one-on-one guidance in finding the program that fits your needs, grant writing tips, and navigating the online application process.

Held at the CMAB Office, 220 4th Ave N.Foley, MN 56329
Tues., & Thurs., January 8, 15, 10 & 17

Receive one-on-one guidance

  • Finding the right program
  • learning how to apply
  • preparing work samples
  • preparing budgets for proposals

Make your artistic vision a reality! Grant Funding opportunities available for artists to: Mentor with a professional; Create a new body of work; Purchase equipment or supplies; Website or portfolio development; Take an arts class, workshop or attend a conference


Sessions are FREE

Make an appointment
to guarantee availability!
call 320-968-4290 ext.4
or email

CMAB Grant Writing Webinar
The Central MN Arts Board offers art grant programs for individuals, arts groups, arts and community organizations, schools and municipalities in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties.

CMAB Program officer, Heather Allen, presents a 4-session webinar designed to take you through the steps of planning an arts grant proposal. The guidance and resources you receive can be used to apply for grant funds in support of your artistic vision.

  • Learn about common mistakes grant writers make and how to avoid them
  • Spend time gathering contacts and resources that will make your project a success
  • Build or strengthen the plan for your creative endeavor
  • Receive guidance and support

This course may serve as an introduction to grant writing, if you have never applied for a grant before, but will also benefit those who already have applied for grants in the past.  Help us to make meaningful and lasting contributions to Region 7W’s cultural fabric.  Join us and take steps to make your artistic vision a reality!

Click the Session to watch!
Web Session 1

Web Session 2

Web Session 3

Web Session 4

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