Classes & Workshops

Artist Consortium
Sessions are FREE and designed for Artists, Makers and Creatives in Region 7W to blend workshops or presentations with opportunities for artists to socialize, network and discuss topics important to their community or discipline.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 • 4-6 pm
St. Cloud Great River Regional Library, Bremer Room
Artists, performers, designers, community organizers, government workers, developers and others! Join us for this introduction to the big world of contemporary public art and creative placemaking presented by Jack Becker, a nationally-renowned leader in the field. Jack is founding director of Forecast Public Art, where he established a statewide grant program for MN artists and Public Art Review magazine, the world’s leading publication devoted to public art.

Jack will present a wide variety of artful possibilities and engage participants in exploring the challenges and opportunities available in this expanding field—for artists, place-based designers, community developers and city builders. We’ll explore community engagement and participatory practices, discuss issues of equity and inclusion in public life and consider options for future workshops or work that dives deeper into these topics.

Come and see ways that intentionally engaging artists, makers and creatives can change and improve project outcomes (large and small) and impact entire communities!!

Artist Consortium

RSVP for EACH FREE session
call 320-968-4290 ext. 4 or email

Annual Theater Educator Workshop
JULY 12-13, 2017

Perpich Center for Arts Education and Hennepin Theatre Trust are excited to co-present a theatre professional development workshop designed specifically for educators and their students from across the state!

Workshop highlights include: Presentations by professional directors and K-12 theatre teachers on topics ranging from creating a devised show to addressing issues of diversity in the field; A meet-and-greet dinner with local performers and fellow teachers; Tickets to see Motown, The Musical at the Orpheum Theatre; Professional Development Clock Hours.

Sample Workshop Sessions: Creating a Devised Show • Rehearsal Process: Increasing Student Access to the Rehearsal Process • Movement for Musical Theatre • Increasing Diversity in the Theatre Curriculum: The Motown Panel
Character Study (Student Track) • Making a Career in Design & Theatre Tech (Student Track)

Visit the Registration Form for more information!


Registration Fee: $100, includes a ticket to see “Motown: The Musical”

Registration deadline: June 30th, or until workshop is full.

Visit the Registration Form
for more information

Program Information Session
Wed., July 19 • 5-7 p.m. Great River Regional Library St. Cloud, Bremer Room
1300 West Saint Germain Street, St. Cloud

The sign of a great community is a strong cultural life

Did you know there are financial resources available to support artists, arts projects & arts learning activities in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns & Wright counties?

Make your artistic vision a reality!

The CMAB provides grants & professional development opportunities to Individuals, Arts & Community Organizations, Schools & Municipalities.

• Find the program to fit your needs
• Learn how to apply
• Receive advice for crafting competitive proposals

Info Session

Wed., July 19 • 5-7 p.m.

**Individual Appointments Available prior to workshop by Appointment.
Contact Heather, CMAB Program Officer, 320-968-4290 ext. 2
or email

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

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