Workshops & Webinars


Social Media, Branding, and Marketing for Artists and Creatives

Presented by Scarlette Revolver in partnership with the Great River Regional Library and the Central MN Arts Board.

In this four-week series, you will learn the basics of social media, how to create and build your artistic brand, and how to effectively market your work. You will learn how different social platforms can work for you and build an online strategy. This course will also guide you defining your brand, as well as how you market and sell your work. You will define your target audience and a marketing strategy. For adults. Class limit 30.

Mondays, September 14, 21, 28 and October 5th from 7:00-8:30pm  via Zoom: Register Here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Call or email Heather Allen with questions- heather@centralmnartsboard.org   320-968-4290


Race and the Arts in Central MN

Race And the ArtsThese virtual conversations will take place monthly are for any regional artists, nonprofit leaders and other community members who wish to engage in further discussions around race and equity in our communities and our field.

Third Thursdays @ 4:00 pm:
Aug 27, Sep 24,  Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 24, 2020

Our first monthly conversation will be held Thursday, July 23 rd from 4-5:30.
We will spend our first evening of discussion with an introduction to some common terms, with the remaining time reserved for questions and discussion. Come as you are, stay as long as you’re able and engage as much as you can.

Register in advance for this meeting: REGISTER
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the meeting. **This link will be the same for monthly meetings about Race and the Arts on the fourth Thursday of every month


Come As  You Are to a Central MN Arts Huddle

Our industry faces a set of challenges many never even thought to anticipate. CMAB’s job is to listen and plan with you to support the needs of our arts communities

Much has changed- and continues to change.
Collectively we have experienced shock, confusion, disruption and sometimes panic and despair.

We’d like to hear what you have done to adapt. Or what you haven’t figured out yet.

All are welcome to attend! Come when you’re able, stay as long as you like. Plan to listen, bring something to share or ask a question of the group.

ARTISTS: First Thursdays @ 4:00-5:30 pm
September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, 2020

• check in with local artists, creatives and supporters
Join the Artist Huddle to get the Meeting Info.

ARTS ORGANIZATIONS: Third Thursdays  @ 4:00-5:30 pm
September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17, 2020

•Let’s Talk About Arts Programming in a Pandemic.
Join the Arts Organization Huddle to get the Meeting Info.

Future topics and themes will be driven by YOUR interests and concerns. contact Heather, heather@centralmnartsboard.org, with questions or suggestions.


CMAB Grant Writing Webinar

CMAB Program officer, Heather Allen, presents a 4-session webinar designed to take you through the steps of planning an arts grant proposal. The guidance and resources you receive can be used to apply for grant funds in support of your artistic vision.

  • Learn about common mistakes grant writers make and how to avoid them
    Spend time gathering contacts and resources that will make your project a success
    Build or strengthen the plan for your creative endeavor
    Receive guidance and support
  • This course may serve as an introduction to grant writing, if you have never applied for a grant before, but will also benefit those who already have applied for grants in the past. Help us to make meaningful and lasting contributions to Region 7W’s cultural fabric.
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