LegacyLogo This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Community Arts Support

CMAB Fiscal Year starts July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2018

The CMAB Community Arts Support Program provides a biennial grant for administration, operations, equipment purchases and to improve access and outreach to underserved groups. Applicants are eligible to receive up to $10,000 or 20% of their last completed fiscal year’s eligible operating expense, whichever is less, distributed annually for a biennium. These unrestricted grants are awarded to nonprofit arts organizations that demonstrate efficient management and high quality artistic programming.

Applicants who receive a Community Arts Support grant for FY18,
will be approved the same level of support for the second year of the biennium (FY19)
, conditional upon funding from the Minnesota State Legislature and a successful interim review.

Established nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts producing/service organizations with annual operating expenses of $250,000, or less, that have been in existence at least two years and are located in the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright. (Region 7W)

Helping art organizations to
enrich our communities

Application DEADLINES:
Wed., January 31, 2018

*DRAFT Review Deadline
Wed., January 17, 2018

BOARD Review Dates:
Thurs., March 8, 2018

Community Arts Support 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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