The Public Art program provides funds for the completion of well planned, permanent or temporary works of public art that are accessible to the general public without cost. Temporary public art projects must have a significant public impact and permanent, publicly accessible documentation.

All requests must have a minimum of 25% matching funds. There is no maximum request amount but funds are limited. Contact the CMAB for the current program budget. Public Art funds are provided through Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Who Can Apply

Applicants must serve Region 7W residents and be located within the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright.

  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organizations
  • Community groups WITHOUT nonprofit designation that are sponsored by a fiscal agent
  • Nonprofit organizations that do not have arts as a primary focus
  • Schools
  • Local government entities (city, township and county)

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 DEADLINES:

Rnd1: Wed., September 21, 2022
Rnd2: Wed., April 5, 2023

Draft Review Deadlines:
Rnd1: Wed., September 7, 2022
Rnd2: Wed., March 22, 2023

BOARD Review Dates:
Rnd1: Thurs., October 13, 2022
Rnd2: Thurs., May 11, 2023

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