Category Archives: Grant Awards

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 […]

CMAB Awards Teaching Artist Grants


At the March 11, 2021 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $3,200 in Teaching Artist Grants. 1. Heidi Jeub, $2,000, for a Photography & Scale Residency that will include bookmaking, critical review, and an online exhibition with Foley High School photography students in Spring 2021. 2. Alison Yager, $1,200, for “Land Art for […]

Project Grants Awarded to area organizations


At the December 11, 2020 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $91,575 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 […]

Organizational Development Grants Awarded


CMAB Awards Arts Organization Development Grant At the December 11, 2020 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $34,455 in Organizational Development Grants. The following organizations were awarded: 1. Avon Hills Folk School, Stearns Country received $5,000 to support hiring a part time Programming Director for program development and outreach. 2. Buffalo Arts Council, […]