Individual Artist Award

CMAB FY19 starts July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019

The Individual Artist Award provides up to seven (7) awards of $3,500 each to outstanding artists living in the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright. (Region 7W)  The purpose of the award is to recognize and support individual artists in various stages of their careers.


  • A self-proclaimed artist at least 18 years of age and a resident in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright County for a minimum of six months prior to the time of application
  • Either a U.S. citizen or attained permanent resident alien status 
  • Artists may receive up to three individual artist awards in a lifetime with a minimum five-year interval between awards. Awardees from FY13-18 are ineligible in FY19.
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Lester Hoi
FY18 Individual Artist Award recipient Lester Hoikka
"Fever Dream #3 from the
Polar Vortex: Swimmer"

Artist Working Sessions
Receive assistance with applications and preparing work samples at the CMAB Office from 9am-4pm
Tues., January 8 & 15

Thurs., January 10 & 17

Application DEADLINE:
Thurs., January 31, 2019

PANEL Review:
Fri., March 1, 2019

BOARD Review Date:
Wed., March 14, 2019