Category Archives: Grant Awards

Project Grants awarded to area organizations


CMAB Awards Project Grants to area organizations At the December 9, 2021 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $220,556 in support of thirty-one 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 […]

Organizational Development Grants Awarded


At the December 9, 2021 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $14,660 in Organizational Development Grants. The CMAB Organizational Development program provides funds to help maintain & strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofit arts organizations. These funds are also available to assist arts groups in establishing 501(c)(3) status. Funding for this grant program is […]

CMAB Awards Teaching Artist Grant to area artist


At the November 11, 2021 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded Teaching Artist, Carol Moore $2,000 to conduct a watercolor art experience with Humphrey Elementary School K-4th grade students in Buffalo, MN. After watercolor instruction in techniques and practice, students in K-2 will create a winter portrait while 3-4th grade students will create […]

CMAB Awards Artist in Residence grants


At the September 16, 2021 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $9,995 to area organizations in support of Artist Residencies. The Artist in Residence (AIR) program is designed to enhance education through the arts with supportive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations. The intention of any residency proposal must be to increase interaction […]

CMAB Awards Teaching Artist Grant to Area Artist


At the September 16, 2021 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded Teaching Artist, Dan Mondloch $2,000 to provide a 4-day watercolor and art history residency for 2nd-6th graders at St. Mary’s School in Melrose. Students will use watercolor techniques to create their own rendition of the famous artist’s work following the lesson on […]

CMAB Awards Arts Recovery Support to area organizations


At the June 10, 2021, meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $125,500 in Arts Recovery Support to thirteen area organizations. The CMAB Arts Recovery Support grant provides funds up to $10,000 for organizational recovery, rebuilding staff, reopening programming, modified remote programming or other costs related to pandemic recovery, organizational stability, and diversity, equity […]

CMAB Awards Teaching Artist Grant to Area Artist


At the June 10, 2021 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded Teaching Artist, Kelly Lundquist $2,000 to conduct a 10-session Scene Craft Workshop residency focused on how to make your writing more vivid and memorable September – December, 2021 at Monticello Arts Initiative in Monticello, MN. The Teaching Artist Grant is available to […]

Project Grants Awarded to area organizations


At the May 13, 2021, meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $98,652 in support of twenty 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 […]

Student Arts Scholarship Awards


CMAB Awards Sixteen Student Arts Scholarships At the April 8, 2021 meeting, The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $22,500 in Arts Scholarships to fifteen students. The Student Arts Scholarship Program is designed to support individuals entering or enrolled in an accredited institution and who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the arts. Applicants are eligible […]

Ten Area Artists Receive Individual Artist Awards


The Central MN Arts Board is excited to announce the Individual Artist Award (IAA) recipients for 2021! The Individual Artist Award provides awards of $2,000 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 […]