At the November 12, 2020 meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded Sarah Drake a $2,000 Teaching Artist Grant to work with participants from the 2021 Dexter R. Stanton MLK Art and Essay Contest during a residency focused on MLK’s life, legacy and the role art played in the Civil Rights Movement. The final artwork will be exhibited at the annual MLK breakfast celebration in January 2022.
The Teaching Artist Grant is available to artists who complete the CMAB Teaching Artist Roster Program and are listed on CMAB’s Teaching Artist Roster. The goal of the program is to support local artists in sharing their knowledge, skills and process with learners throughout the region by increasing the opportunities for artist residences. Funding for the TAG program is provided by the McKnight Foundation.
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.