Category Archives: Grant Awards

CMAB Awards Organizational Development Grants


At the November 10, 2022 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $70,386 in Organizational Development Grants. The CMAB Organizational Development program provides funds to help establish, 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 […]

Teaching Artist Grants Awarded to Area Artists


At the November 10, 2022 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $4,000 in Teaching Artist Grants to local artists to conduct arts learning activities in community settings. The following teaching artists were awarded: 1. Dan Mondloch, $2,000, for a 4-day residency focused on watercolor techniques and landscape painting with grades Pre-k through 5th […]

CMAB Awards Public Art Grants


At the October 13, 2022, meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded a total of $22,444 in Public Art Grants. The CMAB Public Art program provides funds for the completion of well-planned works of public art that are accessible to the public and supported by the community. An organization must provide a minimum of […]

CMAB Awards Artist in Residence Grants


At the September 15, 2022 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $16,494 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 Project Grants in support of regional arts projects


At the May 12, 2022, meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $236,243 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 to inform funding decisions. Criteria used in […]

The Central Minnesota Arts Board Awards Public Art Grants


At the May 12, 2022, meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded a total of $16,770 in Public Art Grants. The CMAB Public Art program provides funds for the completion of well-planned works of public art that are accessible to the public and supported by the community. An organization must provide a minimum of […]

CMAB Awards Nineteen Student Arts Scholarships


At the April 14, 2022 meeting, The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $28,500 in Arts Scholarships to nineteen 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 to receive up to four Student […]

CMAB Awards Teaching Artist Grant to Area Artist


At the March 10, 2022 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded Teaching Artist, Kelly Lundquist $2,000 to conduct a week-long workshop “Write it Wrong to Write it Right: Overcoming the Fears That Keep us Stuck as Writers” for students age 14-18 at Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy in Maple Lake, MN. The Teaching […]

Seven Artist receive Individual Artist Awards


The Central MN Arts Board is excited to announce the Individual Artist Award (IAA) recipients for 2022! The Individual Artist Award provides awards 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 McKnight Foundation. Artists […]

Community Arts Support Grants awarded to area arts organizations


The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB), at their March 10, 2022 meeting, awarded fourteen (14) Community Arts Support Grants totaling $118,001. 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 efficient […]