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.

Project Grants

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

Project Grants provide funds of up to $7,000 with a 30% match to nonprofit organizations, schools, units of government and other organizations in support of arts-focused events.


  • Nonprofit 501(c) (3) arts organizations
  • Arts groups without nonprofit designation that are sponsored by 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
  • Schools
  • Local government entities (city, township and county)
Art Fair in the Gardens 2015

Application DEADLINE:
Rnd1: Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
Rnd2: Wed., Nov. 2, 2016
Rnd3: Wed., March 1, 2017

*DRAFT Review Deadlines:

Rnd1: Wed., July 20, 2016
Rnd2: Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Rnd3: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017


BOARD Review:
Rnd1: Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016
Rnd2: Thurs., Dec. 8, 2016
Rnd3: Thurs., April 13, 2017
Project Grant 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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