Arts Council awards local grants
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
On May 18, 2021, the board of directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 26 grants for a total of $115,330 in funding to applicants throughout Southeastern Minnesota. This included 15 Arts and Cultural Heritage grants for $82,330 and 11 Programming Grants for $33,000.
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.
For information about the grant application process, eligibility, or grant writing assistance, contact the SEMAC office at 2778 D Commerce Drive NW, Rochester, MN, 55901 or call 507-281-4848. Information may also be found at www.semac.org.
• Lanesboro Arts Center received a $6,000 Arts and Cultural Heritage grant for “Disrupting the Binding - Rural Racial Justice.”
• Frozen River Film Festival received a $6,000 Arts and Cultural Heritage grant for “Teen Documentary Intensive.”
• Minnesota Marine Art Museum received a $6,000 Arts and Cultural Heritage grant for “David Bowen: The Journey.”
• Saint Charles Public Schools received a $3,000 Programming Grant for Arts Organizations grant for “Summer Theater - Play for the Youth.”
• Winona Arts Center received a $4,145 Arts and Cultural Heritage grant for “Art in the Time of COVID.”
• Winona Symphony Orchestra received a $6,000 Arts and Cultural Heritage grant for “Children’s Concert/Music in the Schools.”