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SEMAC awards Artists in Education grants

Fri, Oct 14th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

On August 16, 2011, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded five Artists in Education Grants, for a total of $10,000 in funding to schools and educational institutions in southeastern Minnesota.

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.

Artists in Education Grants were awarded to the following institutions:

Fillmore County

•Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, was awarded $2,000 toward hosting Stringwood, the annual summer chamber music program.

Olmsted County

•Herbert Hoover Elementary School, Rochester, was awarded $2,000 to host an artist residency literary journal project with fourth grade students.

Rice County

•Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, Faribault, was awarded $2,000 for artist residencies in classical music of South India and quilt art.

Winona County

•Hiawatha Valley Education District, Winona, was awarded $2,000 toward funding the Young Writers Conference in summer 2012.

•Winona State University Music Department, Winona, was awarded $2,000 toward hosting guest artists for the Annual High School Honors Jazz Band Residency.

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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