Category Archives: Grant Awards

Organizational Development Grants Awarded


At the September 17, 2020 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $20,000 in Organizational Development Grants to help maintain & strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofit arts organizations in Region 7W. The following organizations were awarded: 1. Buffalo Community Theater, Wright County, received $5,000 for theater technology upgrades in sound and lighting for future […]

Artist Career Development Grants Awarded


At the September 17, 2020 meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $30,000 in Artist Career Development grants. The CMAB Artist Career Development program provides funds of up to $3,000 in support of projects, training opportunities, purchases and other activities that assist artists in making the next step in their artistic careers. Funding for […]

Project Grant Awarded to Area Organizations


At the May 14, 2020 meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $158,386 in support of twenty-seven regional art 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 […]

Public Art Grants Awarded to Area Organizations


At the May 14, 2020 meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $19,695 in Public Art Grants to area organizations. The CMAB Public Art program provides funds for the completion of well-planned works of public art that are accessible to the general public and supported by the community. Public Art Grants are provided through […]

Organizational Development Grants Awarded to Area Organizations


At the May 14, 2020 meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $2,394 in support of proposals that will support development, programming and expand outreach efforts within the community. The CMAB Organizational Development program provides funds to help establish, maintain & strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofit arts organizations. These funds are also available to […]

CMAB Awards Sixteen Student Arts Scholarships


At the April 9, 2020 meeting, The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $24,000 in Arts Scholarships to sixteen 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 […]

Arts Legacy funds Awarded for Artist In Residence Grants


At the April 9, 2020 meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $20,838 in Arts Legacy funds 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 […]

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 […]