The CMAB Community Arts Support Program provides biennial grants for administration, operations, equipment purchases and to improve access and outreach to underserved groups.

Applicants are eligible to receive a minimum of $3,000 or 20% of a completed fiscal year’s eligible operating expense, up to $10,000 whichever is less, distributed annually for a biennium. These funds are awarded to nonprofit arts organizations that demonstrate efficient management and high-quality artistic programming.

Applications are available in even-numbered fiscal years for a biennial funding period.

Who Can Apply

  • Established nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts producing/service organizations with annual operating expenses of $250,000, or less, that have been in existence at least two years and located in the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright (Region 7W).

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.

Application Deadline:
Wed., January 24, 2024

Board Review Date:
Thurs., March 14, 2024

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