Workshops & Webinars

Arts in Digital Spaces:  FREE Virtual Webinars

Presented by Open Voices LLC  partnership with the Central MN Arts Board

• Webinar #1 – Arts in Digital Spaces Overview

November 11th, 10am CT LIVE –
This webinar is LIVE, and the goal is to incorporate broad questions into a presentation on basic strategy and best practices for Arts in the Digital Space. Estimated run time is 75 mins, but may extend to 90 mins pending questions. Participants will need to create a YouTube (Google) account to ask real-time questions, OR leave questions at
While live attendance increases relevance for participants, the link is available through the end of the year on CMAB’s Workshops and Webinars Page.

• Webinar #2 – How to Create Vibrant Virtual Events

November 16th, 12 noon release –
This webinar was recorded in July 2020, and details cutting edge ideas for creating and sharing virtual events with your audiences and patrons. Runtime is 107 mins, with a chapter heading for video scrubbing (fast-forwarding). The link is available through the end of the year on CMAB’s Workshops and Webinars Page.

• Ask Us Anything – LIVE!

Monday, November 23 – 9:30am – CLICK HERE!
You asked so many great questions that we didn’t have time for on Veteran’s Day. So, now’s the chance!
No presentation, just a chance to answer YOUR questions. 45 mins of question & answer, before this workshop series moves into Phase 3! Which questions do you have? 

Join us to discuss Race and the Arts in Central MN

Race And the ArtsThese virtual conversations are for any regional artists, nonprofit leaders and other community members who wish to engage in learning and discussion about race and equity in arts programming, creative opportunities and in our communities. Specific themes will be announced monthly.

Race and the Arts
Fourth Thursdays from 4-5:30

January 28th, February 25th, March 25th, April 22nd, May 27th

ZOOM Meeting: Register in advance for this meeting: REGISTER HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This link will be the same for monthly meetings about Race and the Arts on the fourth Thursday of every month.

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

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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