SEMAC awards arts grants


(11/21/2018)

On November 13, 2018, the board of directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 65 grants for a total of $342,170 in funding to applicants throughout Southeast Minnesota. This included 24 arts and cultural heritage grants for $216,105, 13 presenter/production assistance grants for $36,280, six small towns/rural areas grants for $17,765, seven school residency grants for $21,000, and 13 general operating support grants to arts organizations for $50,500.

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.

For information about the grant application process, eligibility, or grant writing assistance, contact the SEMAC office at 2778 D Commerce Drive NW, Rochester, Minn., 55901, or call 507-281-4848. Information may also be found at www.semac.org.

Local grants recipients  

 

• Lanesboro Arts Center received a $10,000 arts and cultural heritage grant for its visual and performing artist engagement program.
• Lanesboro Barn Dance received a $2,765 small towns/rural areas grant for the 2019 Lanesboro Barn Dance Series.

• Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association received a $3,000 small towns/rural areas grant for SEMBA 2019 May Bluegrass Festival.

• Bluff Country Studio Art Tour received a $3,000 presenter/production assistance grant for Bluff Country Studio Art Tour 2019.
• Frozen River Film Festival (FRFF) received a $10,000 arts and cultural heritage grant for FRFF marketing assistance.
• Great River Shakespeare Festival received a $10,000 arts and cultural heritage grant for its 2019 Concerts on the Green Series.
• Lewiston-Altura Public Schools received a $3,000 school residency grant for Harmony Bridge at Lewiston-Altura High School.
• Minnesota Marine Art Museum received a $10,000 arts and cultural heritage grant for Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi.
• St. Charles Public Schools received a $3,000 school residency grant for Draing Part 2 with Mrs. G at St. Charles Elementary School.
• Winona Public Schools received a $3,000 school residency grant for Latin American folk tales at Jefferson Elementary School.
• Winona State University College of Education received a $3,000 presenter/production assistance grant for the 2019 Young Writers Conference.
• Winona Symphony Orchestra received a $10,000 arts and cultural heritage grant for its 2019 Winona Area Children’s Concert.

This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

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