The Teaching Artist Roster Program is a seven-session training designed to strengthen connections between artists and the communities they live and work in. Established and novice teaching artists are offered a unique opportunity to grow together while refining and developing skills for conducting collaborative, in-depth arts learning experiences in organizations, community settings and schools. Through sharing what is important about one’s own creative process, artists will engage new audiences, provide creative outlets and increase opportunities in art making for students of all ages.

After completing the program, participants will have a personal profile on the online CMAB Teaching Artist Roster and are exclusively eligible to apply for residency funding through the Teaching Artist Grant program.

Who Can Apply

  • Artists at least 18 years of age
  • Resident of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright County for a minimum of six months prior to application
  • Either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien status

The Guidelines include the questions and instructions for completing an application.


Download the Guidelines.doc in Microsoft Word to use as a draft!’


NEW? Watch the Applicant Tutorial for instructions on creating an account and using the online grant system

Watch the Webinar for more information on the program!

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Application DEADLINE: Thurs., November 7, 2019

Interviews: Thurs., November 21, 2019

BOARD Review: Thurs., December 12, 2019

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