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SEMAC awards artists in education grants

Fri, Aug 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

On August 17, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 18 grants for a total of $103,682 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included eight Artists in Education Grants for $16,535 to schools and educational institutions, as well as ten Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants for $87,147 to arts organizations. The latter funding is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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 the following organizations listed in Fillmore County:

•Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center received a $2,500 Artists in Education grant for the Stringwood summer chamber music program.

•Lanesboro Arts Center received a $9,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for artist residencies.

•Rushford-Peterson High School received a $2,000 Artists in Education grant for band clinics for middle and high school bands.

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