Category Archives: Grant Awards

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 […]

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 […]