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.

Public Art

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

The Public Art program provides funds for the completion of well-planned works of public art that are accessible to the general public without cost. Temporary public art projects must have a significant public impact and permanent, publicly accessible documentation.

All requests must have a minimum of 20% matching funds. There is no maximum request amount but funds are limited. Contact the CMAB Office for the remaining budget amount. Public Art Grant funds are provided through Minnesota’s Arts & Culture Legacy Fund.


Buffalo Rotary Music Park Trail
Sturges Park, Buffalo, MN

Refer to Forecast Public Art's "Public Art Toolkit as a useful resource about different forms of public art and the steps involved in most projects..

Organizations, schools and government entities serving Region 7W residents and 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 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
  • Schools
  • Local government units (city, township and county)

Application DEADLINES:
Wed., August 31, 2016
Wed., April 5, 2017

DRAFT Review Deadlines
Wed., August 17, 2016
Wed, March 22, 2017

BOARD Review Dates:

Thurs., October 13, 2016
Thurs., May 11, 2017

public art
This toolkit will provide you with information and examples of all aspects of public art, from contemporary ideas and resources, to a step by step guide to the entire process of creating public art.
Public Art 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.



FORECAST is a nonprofit arts organization based in St. Paul Minnesota that offers unmatched expertise for planning and project management and is recognized nationally as a major public art resource. Forecast Public Art provides facilitation and consultation services to a number of diverse communities, agencies and artists throughout the nation seeking to create public art.

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