General Application Instructions

SEMAC funding comes from the State of Minnesota, particularly the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. All SEMAC grant categories are competitive. SEMAC is not a bank, without room for a sense of entitlement from applicants. There is never enough money to go around. Applicants compete for limited funds each fiscal year, and the fact is, not all will succeed. A quality application is the key to success.

Familiarize yourself with the following General Application Instructions, with hyperlinks to specific items in the Glossary of Terms, another great resource.  Additional specific instructions for a particular grant category will appear throughout the application itself.

Technical Advice

Some Things to Avoid

Some Ways to Improve Your Odds

 Final Cautions