Application Deadlines

There are currently four grant deadlines per fiscal year for projects that start at least 60 days after the application deadline date.

July 1 – for projects beginning September 1 or later

  • Artists in Education Grants
  • General Operating Support Grants
  • McKnight Individual Artist Grants (Emerging and Established Artists)

October 1 – for projects beginning December 1 or later

  • Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants
  • Presenter/Production Assistance Grants
  • Small Towns/Rural Areas Grants

February 1for projects beginning April 1 or later

  • Artists in Education Grants
  • General Operating Support Grants
  • McKnight Individual Artist Grants (Emerging and Established Artists)

April 1for projects beginning June 1 or later

  • Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants
  • Presenter/Production Assistance Grants
  • Small Towns/Rural Areas Grants

The ongoing grant categories require that applications be submitted at least 30 days before the project begins.

  • Arts Management Training Grants
  • Mentorship Grants
  • Opportunity Grants (15-30 days prior)

Applications received or postmarked by the corresponding deadline will be screened for eligibility and completeness.  You should receive written verification of the receipt of your proposal within 4-5 days after the deadline.  If you have not heard from SEMAC within that time period, it is your responsibility to confirm that the proposal was received.  SEMAC takes no responsibility for proposals that are not postmarked by the deadline date.  It is up to the applicant to follow these guidelines; note that hand delivered proposals are accepted.  The Arts Advisory Panel will then review all eligible applications.

Thank You Letters

As part of the reporting process, grantees are required to send thank you letters to their legislators.  One copy of the letter(s) sent must be included with the Final Report.  For this reason, applicants need to know their Minnesota House District Number(s).  For your convenience, the information needed is provided below.

Final Reports

Within 30 days of completing a funded project, grantees must submit a Final Report to SEMAC. Report forms below are downloadable Word (docx) templates.  If you need a different format or cannot open the file, please contact our office at 507-281-4848.

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