Central MN Arts Board awards Project Grants to area organizations
At the April 13, 2017 meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $131,885 in support of twenty regional arts projects. Four criteria are used in evaluating applications: artistic quality & merit, demonstrated need, outcomes & evaluation and ability to complete the proposal. READ MORE
Central MN Arts Board Awards Arts Legacy funds for Artist In Residencies
At the April 13, 2017 meeting, the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB) awarded $9,545 in Arts Legacy funds to four area organizations in support of Artist Residencies. The Artist in Residency (AIR) program is designed to enhance education through the arts with supportive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations. READ MORE
Nine Area Artists Receive CMAB/McKnight Individual Artist Awards
Artists are invited to apply for this award once each year in February. A panel of six arts professionals reviewed and scored each application individually. Applications with the highest average score were recommended to the CMAB Directors for awards. At their March 9, 2017 board meeting, the CMAB Directors accepted the review panel’s recommendations. READ MORE
CMAB awards Community Arts Support Grants to area arts organizations
The Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB), at their March 9, 2017 meeting, awarded sixteen Community Arts Support Grants totaling $115,000. The Community Arts Support Grant program provides funds to nonprofit arts organizations located in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright County. Grants are awarded to organizations that demonstrate efficient management and programming of high artistic quality while enhancing arts opportunities within the communities they serve. These funds may be used for administrative, operating and capital expenditures. READ MORE
2017 Creative MN quantifies the impact and needs of Minnesota's artists and creative workers
Creative Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts released a new study February 28, 2017 reporting that there are over 104,000 artists and creative workers in Minnesota.
The study also found that the combined economic impact of nonprofit arts organizations, their audiences and artists and creative workers is over $2 billion annually. READ MORE

CMAB Artist Career Develpment Grant recipient builds wood-fired kiln
Johnne Law McMahan talks about the process of building a wood-burning kiln and the result of firing the kiln for the first time. SEE MORE

CMAB interviews artists in Arts and Harmony International Juried Art Show
The Arts in Harmony International Juried Art Show displayed 219 artists' work such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, and sequential art. 39 artists that won an award at the show located in the Sherburne County Government Center February 3rd and March 27th, 2014. SEE MORE

ECFE Nature Explore Center Gateway Public Art by Sue Seeger
In October 2013, Sue attended the Grand Opening of the Nature Explore Center and cut the ribbon to open the Nature Explore Center. Prior to the public art installation the entrance was a weedy, worn, muddy path to a black, powder-coded 6-foot high fence with a standard gate.SEE MORE


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