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SEMAC awards arts grants


Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in All Arts & Culture

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

On March 15, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 29 grants for a total of $112,165 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included 13 Individual Artist grants for $54,905 and 12 General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $46,760. Four previously-approved noncompetitive School Residency Grants for $10,500 are also included in this announcement.

SEMAC is the State Arts Board-designated granting authority for local/regional arts producing and sponsoring organizations and disburses funds allocated for this purpose by the Minnesota State Legislature. The SEMAC region includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona.

For information about the grant application process, eligibility, or grant writing assistance, contact the SEMAC office at 2778 D Commerce Dr. NW, Rochester, Minn. 55901 or call (507) 281-4848. Information may also be found on our website at www.semac.org.

Grants were awarded to each of the following individuals and organizations, listed by county:

Fillmore County

• Steve Harris received a $2,500 Emerging Artist grant for Write a Book: “Discovering Lanesboro, Minnesota...Yesterday and Today!”

• Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for Administrative Expenses for 2016.

• Fillmore Central Schools received a $3,000 School Residency grant for Adi Yeshaya Quintet Artist in Residence 2016.

Freeborn County

• Albert Lea Art Center received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for Staff expenses, April - November, 2016.

Goodhue County

• Sheldon Theatre Brass Band received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for Director and Guest Artists for 2016.

Houston County

• La Crescent-Hokah Public Schools received a $1,500 School Residency grant for Shakespeare in the Schools - La Crescent 2016.

Mower County

• Austin Symphony Orchestra received a $4,000 General Operatin .....
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Commonweal Theatre Company announces 19th annual Ibsen Festival

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN. — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces its 19th Annual Ibsen Festival April 15-17 in downtown Lanesboro. Named for Henrik Ibsen, the acclaimed “Father of Modern Drama”, the Festival is a celebration of Scandinavian theatre, ..... 
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Local dancers to perform at Outback Bowl

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

A group of Just For Kix – Harmony dancers have been selected as part of the Outback Bowl National Performance Team for the 2017 Outback Bowl Halftime and pregame shows. The Outback Bowl is a college football bowl game on January 1, featuring team ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre continues Fillmore/Houston County free nights

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces performance dates for its 2016 Free County Night Program. Theatre lovers living and/or working in Fillmore or Houston Counties are invited to attend—free of charge—Henrik Ibsen’s satir ..... 
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Annual Juried High School art show at Lanesboro Arts

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts will present the Annual Juried High School Art Show, showcasing work by 9-12th grade students from Chatfield, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro, Mabel-Canton, and Rushford-Peterson High Schools. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, ..... 
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Smithsonian exhibit debuts in Minn.: connects communities through water and the humanities

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Minn. is the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Water is a part of our identity, our culture, and our history. Water/Ways, a new and exciting exhibition and community engagement tool from the Smithsonian’s “Museum on Main Street” (MoMS) initiative in partn ..... 
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SEMAC awards arts grants

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On August 18, 2015, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 21 grants for a total of $93,910 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minn. This included ten Individual Artist grants for $50,000 and ..... 
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“Rise of the Sea Urchins”

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts will host two screenings of the film “RISE OF THE SEA URCHINS” at the St. Mane Theatre on Thursday and Friday, August 6 and 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The film was written by Les Nelson of Winona, Minn. and Daniel Ostrem of Peterson, Mi ..... 
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“Let Forever Be Delayed” exhibit coming to Lanesboro

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts will present “Let Forever Be Delayed”, an exhibit of oil paintings by Adam Paul Johnson. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 6-8 p.m., and runs through October 11, 2015. There will be wine ..... 
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