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

The Public Art program provides funds for the completion of well planned, permanent or temporary 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 25% matching funds. There is no maximum request amount but funds are limited. Contact the CMAB for the current program budget. Public Art funds are provided through Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Program Goal:  Support the creation and installation of publicly accessible works of art.


Flow My Tears, the Millman said
- Joshua Fay and Jacob Smith

Applicants must serve Region 7W residents and be 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 28, 2018
Wed., April 3, 2019

DRAFT Review Deadlines
Wed., August 15, 2018
Wed, March 20, 2019

BOARD Review Dates:

Thurs., October 11, 2018
Thurs., May 9, 2019

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 Forecast fosters dynamic, inclusive and resilient communities through public art, community-engaged design and transformative placemaking. We improve our collective life through a unique combination of responsive consulting services, support for public artists, and abundant resources on current issues and trends. Forecast is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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