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SEMAC awards arts grants


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

On August 21, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 28 grants for a total of $110,025 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included sixteen McKnight Individual Artist Grants for $74.585, seven General Operating Support Grants to arts organizations for $25,440, and five Artists in Education Grants for $10,000.

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 individuals and organizations, listed by county:

Fillmore County

•Robbie Brokken received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Wearable Adornment from Keepsake Jewelry.

•Paul Brokken received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Body of Work Inspired by the Caves of Smoo.

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