Author Archives: CMAB

CMAB Awards Teaching Artist Grant to Area Artists


At the March 12, 2020 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $7,200 in Teaching Artist Grants. Sarah Drake, $1,800, for an African Art multi-media experience for 6th grade students at Holdingford High School. Dan Mondloch, $1,800, for a 4-day Art History residency focusing on watercolor techniques and painting with 2-6th graders at Melrose […]

Five Area Artists Receive Individual Artist Awards


The Central MN Arts Board is excited to announce the Individual Artist Award (IAA) recipients for 2020! The Individual Artist Award provides awards of $5,000 each in recognition and support of outstanding artists living in the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright (Region 7W). Funding for the program is generously provided by the […]

Community Arts Support Grants Awarded to area arts organizations


The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB), at their March 12, 2020 meeting, awarded seventeen (17) Community Arts Support Grants totaling $114,498. The CMAB Community Arts Support Program provides biennial grants for administration, operations, equipment purchases and to improve access and outreach to underserved groups. These unrestricted grants are awarded to nonprofit arts organizations that demonstrate […]

CMAB Awards Arts Organization Development Grant


At the December 12, 2019 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $4,500 in Organizational Development Grants. Buffalo Community Theater, $900, to purchase and implement a video workshop series “Your Complete Non-Profit Storytelling System” that includes two video conference sessions with author and nationally recognized fundraiser Lori L. Jacobwith. Chamber Music Society of Central […]

CMAB Accepts Teaching Artist Roster applicants for residency training


At the December 12, 2019 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) accepted ten artists into the Teaching Artist Roster Program. The Teaching Artist Roster Program is a seven-session training designed to strengthen connections between artists and the communities they live and work in. Established and novice teaching artists are offered a unique opportunity to […]

Central MN Arts Board awards Project Grants to area organizations


At the December 12, 2019 meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $119,388 in support of  nineteen regional arts projects. Applications are scored by a panel of artists, nonprofit administrators and members of other community groups. Panel scores are provided to the Board of Directors and used in determining how to allocate funds. Criteria […]

Central MN Arts Board Awards Artist Career Development Grants


At the November 14, 2019 meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $29,992 in Artist Career Development grants. The CMAB Artist Career Development program provides funds of up to $4,000 in support of projects, training opportunities, purchases and other activities that assist artists in making the next step in their artistic careers. Funding for […]

The Central Minnesota Arts Board awards Public Art Grant


At the October 10, 2019 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded a Public Art Grant in the amount of $6,690 to The City of Monticello for artist Hallie Leffingwell Street Art Project, which will consist of small-scale murals in multiple sites that lead people from the riverfront parks through downtown to the community […]

Central MN Arts Board awards Project Grants to area organizations


At the September 19, 2019 meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $99,653 in support of seventeen regional arts projects. Applications are scored by a panel of volunteer artists, administrators and members of other community groups. Panel scores are provided to the Board of Directors and used in determining how to allocate funds. Criteria […]

Central MN Arts Board Awards Arts Legacy funds for Artist In Residence Grants


At the September 19, 2019 meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $7,000 in Arts Legacy funds to two area organizations in support of Artist Residencies. The Artist in Residency (AIR) program is designed to enhance education through the arts with supportive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations. The intention of any residency proposal […]