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SEMAC awards arts grants


Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On November 20, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 45 grants for a total of $261,581 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included 24 Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants for $204,981, six Small Towns/Rural Areas Grants for $16,100, and fifteen Presenter/Production Assistance Grants for $44,500.

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.

Grants were awarded to each of the following organizations:

Fillmore County

•Chatfield Brass Band received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Music in the Park Summer Concert Series.

•Commonweal Theatre Company received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Commonweal Theatre’s Ibsen Tour.

•Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative received a $2,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Flourish Summer Camp in Arts and Agriculture.

•Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center received a $9,750 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for 2013 Stringwood Music Festival.

•Lanesboro Art Center received a $8,950 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Lanesboro Artist Residency Project.

•Lanesboro Barn Dance received a $2,100 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Four Old Time Barn Dances.

•Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for May 2013 Bluegrass Festival.

Semcac looking for volunteers

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Semcac Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers 55 and older who are interested in helping at Fillmore Central Schools. Help is needed in various positions during school days participating as Breakfast Buddies, Reading Buddies, ..... 
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Area resident is a Lottery winner

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Congratulations to Ryan Stamer of Chatfield. Stamer won $20,000 by playing the Lottery’s Neon 2s scratch game. Stamer claimed the prize on November 29, 2012. The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Trip, 415 Main Ave N in Harmony. Proceeds fro ..... 
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Dan Chouinard to host the annual Old-Fashioned Holiday sing-along at St. Mane Theatre

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - “Can’t get your fill of sing-alongs? Me neither,” says Dan Chouinard. Back by popular demand, Minneapolis-based musician Dan Chouinard (www.danchouinard.com) will host an Old-Fashioned Holiday Sing-along on Friday, Dec. 21, ..... 
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Dan Chouinard to host the annual Old-Fashioned Holiday sing-along at St. Mane Theatre

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - “Can’t get your fill of sing-alongs? Me neither,” says Dan Chouinard. Back by popular demand, Minneapolis-based musician Dan Chouinard (www.danchouinard.com) will host an Old-Fashioned Holiday Sing-along on Friday, Dec. 21, ..... 
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Jewelry designer Liz Bucheit wins first place in New York Jewelry Design competition

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Jewelry designer and goldsmith Liz Bucheit of Lanesboro, Minn. is a first place winner in the Bridal Wear Category of the Women’s Jewelry Association’s “Dazzle Diva” Design Competition. The Women’s Jewelry Association, founded in 1983, is ..... 
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Christmas Musical drama presentation

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

“Candy Cane Lane,” a children’s Christmas musical, will be presented at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church (in the village of Fillmore) at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 16. About 45 children will participate in this delightful m ..... 
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Give to the Max Day challenge results

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Give to the Max Day was November 15, a day that anyone could make online donations to local non-profit organizations. The Spring Valley Area Community Foundation challenged the Preston Area Community Foundation to see who could get the most donation ..... 
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Fillmore Central holiday band concert to come

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

The annual Holiday Band Concert is this coming Monday, December 3 at 7:30 PM in the high school varisty gym in Harmony. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend! Come hear the Fillmore Central jazz bands and concert bands as they proud ..... 
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