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SEMAC Awards Arts Grants


Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in All Education

On August 20, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 33 grants for a total of $122,381 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included twenty McKnight Individual Artist Grants for $77,081, seven General Operating Support Grants to arts organizations for $27,300, and six Artists in Education Grants to public schools for $18,000.

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 the following individuals and organizations in Fillmore county:

Fillmore County

•Lane Michael Powell received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Concert Band Commission.

•Rushford Area Society of the Arts received a $3,300 General Operating Support grant for Program Expansion.

•Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for Administrative Expenses.

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 Web site at www.semac.org.

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