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SEMAC awards arts grants


Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
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On November 19, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 49 grants for a total of $316,750 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included 30 Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants for $265,960, eight Small Towns/Rural Areas Grants for $18,490, and eleven Presenter/Production Assistance Grants for $32,300.

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 Chatfield Music in the Park Series.

•Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative received a $1,750 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Flourish Summer Camp in Arts and Agriculture.

•Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for 2014 Stringwood Chamber Music Festival.

•Lanesboro Arts Center received a $8,800 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Lanesboro Artist Residency project.

•Lanesboro Barn Dance received a $2,240 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Dance series in the traditional barn dance format.

•Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for May 2014 SEMBA Bluegrass Festival.

Houston County

•Bluff Country Artists Gallery received a $1,500 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for BCAG Part-Time Staff Project.

•Ye Olde Opera House Community Theatre received a $3,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Ye Olde Opera House Capital Safety Project.

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 Web site at www.semac.org.

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