Classes & Workshops

Individual Artist Grants Workshop
Thurs., August 31 • 5-7 pm River Street Paint House, Delano MN
The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) will be providing a workshop for area artists interested in arts-related grant opportunities.

The workshop will also discuss grant writing tips and the online application process. Artists must reside in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright county to be eligible to apply. Make your artistic vision a reality!

Info Session
Thurs., August 31
River Street Paint House
144 N River St Delano MN

Individual Artist WORKING SESSIONS
Come to the CMAB Office and Get One-On-One assistance with application and preparing work samples! Computers are available for use or bring your own. Call and let us know your needs and reserve a spot!

Wed., September 6 & 20 • 10am-4pm
Tuesdays, January 9 & 11 • 10am-4pm
Thursdays, January 16 & 18 • 10am-4pm

Later appointments may be accommodated!
Receive assistance with:
• Navigating the grant system
• Starting an application
• Preparing art samples
• Uploading attachments
• Proof reading 
Computers and software available for use!


Schedule an appointment with CMAB's Program Officer or Media Specialist and receive help with an application and preparing work samples!

Call the Central MN Arts Board Office 320-968-4290 ext. 4
or email

Grant Writing: from an Idea to an Application
4 Sessions - Thursdays, September 7 - 28, 2017 • 5:30 - 7:30
Elk River Community Education Handke Center
1170 Main St. Elk River. Door 5 Room 111
(off Parking Lot located at Proctor Ave and Fourth St.).

Learn how to access Minnesota's Arts Legacy Funds and make your artistic visions into reality! Host an arts festival, orchestrate a flash mob, create a concert series, advance your personal artistic career or do something nobody's ever done before! There is no fee to attend!

If you’ve never applied for a grant OR if you have grant writing experience
and would like a guided opportunity to create a grant application,
this class is for you!

CMAB Program Officer, Heather Allen will take participants through every step in the process of planning and writing a grant proposal. Guidance will be provided for individual applicants as well as organizations and you will leave the final session ready to submit an ACTUAL proposal to one of CMAB’s 12 grant programs!!

Workshop topics will include project planning, identifying and recruiting stakeholders, finding additional revenue and support, writing compelling descriptions of your proposal, identifying outcomes that matter most and finding creative ways to evaluate projects, as well as opportunities to hear from evaluators, successful applicants and more!

Participants must be residents of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright counties OR must be representing an organization located in one of these counties. Come to class with ideas for personal or organizational projects for which you would like to pursue funding. Proposals must be arts-focused.


Register through
Elk River Community Education.
There is no fee to attend!

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