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Artist in Residency Grant

CMAB Fiscal Year starts July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017

The Artist in Residency (AIR) program provides funds up to $3,500 to schools and nonprofit organizations in support of artist residencies that will enhance education through the arts. These funds are provided through the Minnesota’s Arts Legacy Fund.

Resident artists must be chosen on the basis of their ability to enhance programs and curriculum.

Who Can Apply Enhancing Education through the Arts.

Applicants must serve Region 7W residents and be located within the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright.

    • Nonprofit 501(c) (3) arts organizations  
    • Arts organizations or arts groups without nonprofit designation that are using a fiscal agent
    • Nonprofit organizations, that do not have arts as a primary focus, such as schools, senior centers, community education, cultural groups and colleges
    • Public Schools
    • Local government entities (city, township and county)

An applicant may only be awarded an AIR or Teaching Artist Grant to bring the same artist to the same school/organization up to two times in any 5-year period.  

Application DEADLINES:
Rnd 1: Wed., August 10, 2016
Rnd 2: Wed., November 9, 2016
Rnd 3: Wed., March 8, 2017

*DRAFT Review
Requests no later than:

Rnd 1: Wed., July 27, 2016
Rnd 2: Wed.,October 26, 2016
Rnd 3: Wed., February 15, 2017

BOARD Review Dates:
Rnd 1: Thurs., September 15, 2016
Rnd 2: Thurs., December 8, 2016
Rnd 3: Thurs., April 13, 2017
Artist In Residency Guidelines
Read the Guidelines before completing an application online.
Click the icon to download either PDF or Word format.

Access the Grant System by clicking
Manage Grant at the top of the page.

For instructions on how to create
an account and how to use the
online grant system,
Watch the Applicant Tutorial.

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