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 their last 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. Applicants who receive a Community Arts Support grant for FY20, will be approved for the same level of support for the second year of the biennium (FY21), conditional upon funding from the Minnesota State Legislature and a successful interim review.

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 are 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 29, 2020

BOARD Review:
Thurs., March 12, 2020

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