Workshops & Webinars


Race and the Arts in Central Minnesota

Equity and Self Awareness with Aamera Siddiqui
Wednesday, June 8 at 3 p.m.

This session will address the relationship of one’s social identities and Equity efforts. Participants will examine how our own identities shape our view of the world as well as our interactions across differences. We will explore how identities can lead to biases and what we can do to mitigate those biases.

Join us Wednesday, June 8 th at 3 p.m. via Zoom! REGISTER HERE in advance!

SAVE THE DATE for these upcoming discussions:
July 13– Central MN Artist Spotlight
August 10– Central MN Artist Spotlight
September 14 – Somatic/Embodied Equity 1- with Aamera Siddiqui
October 12 – Community Input session- CMAB Program Guidelines
November 9 – Values and Equity (Somatic/Embodied Equity 1 continued)- with Aamera Siddiqui.
December – No Race & the Arts meeting


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/