Organizational Development Grants Awarded

At the December 9, 2021 meeting, the Central MN Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $14,660 in Organizational Development Grants.

The CMAB Organizational Development program provides funds to help maintain & strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofit arts organizations. These funds are also available to assist arts groups in establishing 501(c)(3) status. Funding for this grant program is provided through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the state’s general fund, and the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund created by the Voters of Minnesota.

The following organizations were awarded:
1. 728 Cadets Marching Arts, $10,000, to purchase equipment and instruments and to cover facility fees and copyright costs for River Valley Winter Arts & 728 Cadets Marching Arts 2022 season.
2. Buffalo Community Theater, $4,660, to purchase and install “Smart” Lighting with Moveable Heads for use in a variety of theatrical events.

The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) strives to enhance appreciation of the essential economic and social roles the arts play in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright counties by providing grants and professional development services to arts and community organizations, schools, government units and individuals.

For more information about the Central MN Arts Board visit or call the office at 320-968-4290 or toll free at 1-866-825-1471.