Workshops & Webinars


Race and the Arts in Central Minnesota

Values and Equity with Aamera Siddiqui
Wednesday, November 9 at 3 p.m.

In this session, Aamera will demonstrate ways participants can connect to one another and their personal values through story sharing. Participants will also explore how to align values, purpose and action in equity work.

Join us Wednesday, November 9 at 3 p.m. via Zoom! REGISTER HERE in advance!

Aamera Siddiqui
Aamera’s experience with Diversity began very early in life. By the age of thirteen, she had resided in five different countries in three different continents. Her experiences as a “global nomad” in Tanzania, Zambia, India, the United States and North Yemen provided experiences in multiple cultures, languages and religions. All of this sparked her strong interest in the field of Intercultural Competence and Diversity Education. As Co-Artistic Director of Exposed Brick Theater, Aamera has written over 60 customized plays and corresponding workshops for both public and private schools.

Aamera also served as the Diversity Coordinator at the Blake School, has worked extensively with low-income students through federally funded academic support programs designed to increase student retention and access to post-secondary education.

*Note- No Race & the Arts meeting in December


Artists & Community Groups

PROJECT GRANT Information Session

The Project Grant program provides funds of up to $8,000 in support of arts-focused projects, events and festivals.  CMAB’s Project Grant program changed to allow individuals (with a fiscal sponsor) to be applicants.

Proposals must focus on community arts programs and events, but are now more accessible to artists and community leaders.

Learn more about:
• How to navigate the Project Grant process
• What makes a good proposal?
• Does my idea fit into this program?
• How are applications reviewed and funded?


Grant Writing Intensive

CMAB Program Officer, Heather Allen, provides three session of grant writing to help assist in • Designing & planning arts projects • Logistics, resources & community outreach • Application planning & Grantmaking processes

SESSION 1 – CLICK HERE to download the PDF
SESSION 2 – CLICK HERE to download the PDF
SESSION 3 – CLICK HERE to download the PDF

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists

Work of ArtSpringboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines — visual, performing and literary arts. Artists can take the whole series, customized combinations, or individual workshops that best suit their needs, and the curriculum is available for people interested in leading the workshops and offering professional development resources.

Springboard offers The Work of Art Toolkit available for free digital download, now with a 2020 update!

Watch videos, read a brief description of all Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists topics and find an upcoming Work of Art workshops, panel, classes or events on their website https://springboardforthearts.org/professional-growth/work-of-art-program/