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CMAB Project Grants

Grants to Central Minnesota Nonprofits,
Schools, and Agencies for Arts Events

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB)

Deadline Date:

03/13/19 11:59 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $7,000 to Central Minnesota nonprofits, government agencies, schools, and other organizations for arts-focused events in Sherburne, Benton, Wright, and Stearns Counties. The goal of this program is to enhance arts education, arts access, and arts and cultural heritage.

-Quality arts programming is sustained and enhanced
-Minnesota’s cultural & ethnic arts traditions are celebrated
-Provide support for research and development of public art projects
-Opportunities are provided for artists to profit from their work
-New partnerships are created to deliver arts related services

Eligible Proposals:
-Projects with multiple events or series of events connected by a common theme
-Research and Development for Public Art
-Artistic performances/gallery series, exhibits
-Arts and cultural festivals
-Arts education experiences
-Arts workshops
-Those which occur within Region 7W and/or directly benefit Region 7W residents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179514

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are up to $7,000.

An organization may submit more than one proposal in each grant round, however, the combined total request cannot exceed $7,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must serve Region 7W residents and be located within the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright.

-Nonprofit 501(c) (3) arts organizations
-Community groups WITHOUT nonprofit designation that are sponsored by a fiscal agent
-Nonprofit organizations that do not have arts as a primary focus
-Local government entities (city, township and county)

Applicants Not Eligible:
-For-profit businesses
-Past CMAB grant recipients with any overdue final reports

Proposals and Expenses Not Eligible:
-Proposals that do not have the arts as the primary focus
-Proposals that take the place of current school curriculum
-Compensation for school personnel within the scope of their contracted duties.
-Proposals already funded by any other CMAB grant program.
-Expenses or payments for projects that will take place outside the State of Minnesota
-Activities that are essentially for the religious socialization of the participants or audience
-Activities that attempt to influence any state or federal legislation or appropriation
-Events or projects where the purpose is re-granting monies
-Payment for new building projects
-Events with a primary focus of fundraising
-General operating support, endowments, capital expenditures, or deficiencies in other projects
-Staff pay for regular hours/administrative duties that fall outside the scope of the project
-Any regular administrative or overhead costs for recipients of Minnesota State Arts Board or CMAB Community Arts Support (operating funds )
-Any expenses not directly related to the proposal.
-If an applicant is a non-arts organization, or unit of government equipment purchases cannot be made using CMAB funds. Schools and arts organizations may include project related equipment purchases up to $4,999 in their proposals.

Pre-Application Information:

A minimum of 25% of the total project budget must be provided by the applicant through cash on hand or revenue from other sources.

Applicants are encouraged to call the CMAB office to discuss eligibility or to have a draft of the application reviewed at least two weeks prior to the deadline date.

Applicants may request a draft review of an application. CMAB staff will review the application and identify any concerns, upon request submitted via email or fax at least three weeks before the application deadline. A review of the application does not guarantee that the request will be funded.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on the deadline date. Applications received after the deadlines are ineligible. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Application Deadlines:
-Rnd1: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018
-Rnd2: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018
-Rnd3: Wed., March 13, 2019

*Draft Review Deadlines:
-Rnd1: Wed., July 18, 2018
-Rnd2: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018
-Rnd3: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Board Review:
-Rnd 1: Thurs., Sep. 13, 2018
-Rnd 2: Thurs., Dec. 13, 2018
-Rnd 3: Thurs., May 9, 2019

Applicant Tutorial:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Central Minnesota Arts Board
220 - 4th Avenue North
PO Box 458
Foley, MN 56329

Phone: 320-968-4290 / 1-866-345-7140
Fax: 320-968-4291

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright Counties