On March 21, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 39 grants for a total of $154,650 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included 14 Individual Artist grants for $65,000, 20 General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $70,150, and seven School Residency grants to public schools for $19,500.
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.
For information about the grant application process, eligibility, or grant writing assistance, contact the SEMAC office at 2778 D Commerce Dr. NW, Rochester, MN 55901 or call (507) 281-4848. Information may also be found on our website at www.semac.org.
Fillmore County grants awarded
• Chatfield Brass Band received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for website and marketing development.
• Chatfield Center for the Arts received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for support for marketing and development staff 2018.
• Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for administrative and maintenance expenses 2017.
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.