Workshops & Webinars

Race and the Arts in Central MN

Race And the Arts

Many don’t fully understand or even accept their privilege. How do we find our blindspots?

A conversation with artist, Laura Youngbird.
Laura Youngbird is an award-winning artist and arts educator. An enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa, Grand Portage Band, Laura currently lives in Breckenridge, Minnesota and is the former Director of Native American Art at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota.

The themes in her work originated from experiences her grandmother had while at boarding schools, and issues that surrounded Native American assimilation into non-Indian culture. Laura also explores the influences of Christianity on American Indian spirituality and life views.

Thursday, July 22 • 4-5:30 pm – Blindspots, How Racism appears in Unconscious Patterns, Beliefs and Behaviors

ZOOM Meeting: Register in advance for this meeting: REGISTER HERE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Upcoming topics for Race and the Arts sessions
Specific presenters and details will be announced as the dates approach. We hope you can join us.
Thursday, August 26  – IN PERSON gathering- Cultural Identity Conversations
Thursday, September 23 – Cultural Appropriation
Thursday, October 28 – Resilience, supporting each other and filling our own cup
Thursday, November 18 – Eurocentrism, whiteness and privilege
After a break in December, we will resume our monthly meetings in January of 2022.

Grant Writing Intensive

Thinking of Applying for an Arts Grant- but unsure where to start?
Could you use support to effectively convey your ideas?

Join us for a three-session webinar designed to support anyone interested in writing a grant application. The advice and processes we cover will focus on Central MN Arts Board grants, but much of what is shared can be applied to other grants and project planning efforts.

We believe that the purpose of grant application is to help you to plan a successful project. Each week, we will discuss different elements of a typical grant proposal and provide support for participants who are drafting their own.

This workshop will be held virtually, via Zoom

Wednesdays, July 14, 21 and 28 from 3-5:00 p.m.

Sessions will include 1.5 hours of content and discussion,
followed by 30 minutes for questions at the end of each session.

These sessions are free, but you must register in advance.

Topics will include:

  • Development – From a great idea to a viable plan
  • Budgeting – Determining your resources and assets
  • Impact – Articulating outcomes and goals
  • Measurement – Incorporating evaluation in meaningful ways
  • I got the grant – Now what? OR I didn’t get the grant- Now what?



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

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