Online Applications

All SEMAC grant applications are to be completed online.  We wish to thank our vendor Foundant Technologies for serving the regional arts councils of Minnesota to rave reviews.

To Apply

Organizations and artists who have previously applied for grants using the online system (and know their logon credentials) may click and bookmark this link for quick access to their existing account

Do not attempt to create an account if your organization has ever applied for a grant using the online system.  If you are new to grant writing for the organization or need help logging on, contact the SEMAC office for access.

To Preview Applications

If you have never logged onto the grant interface before, click to preview grant applications that are currently open.  Note that grant applications may be previewed in advance on the grant interface but may only be submitted during the application window for that particular category.  New potential applicants with questions about Grant Categories not currently open may contact the SEMAC office with questions.

Go to Our Next Deadline to see what grant categories are currently open, or continue reading for important information about applying in ongoing categories.

General Operating Support

Eligible small and medium arts organizations may apply for $4,000 in administrative support beginning July 1. The submission window will remain open until allocated funds are exhausted. See What's New for more information or preview the grant application on the grant interface as indicated above.

Opportunity Grants

A limited amount of money is set aside each fiscal year for small Opportunity Grants intended to enable nonprofit arts organizations and schools to take advantage of opportunities that arise with little advance notice. Inquire about availability and eligibility by completing the LOI.

School Residency Grants

Applying for the School Residency Grant program for grades K-12 has no set deadline, although grants are only available until all allocated funds for the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) are exhausted.  To apply, use the same online interface noted above (funds are available when the application is visible).  Applications must be submitted at least sixty days before the planned artist residency. Proposed residencies are accepted from any public or non-religious private school in the SEMAC Region and must culminate in a Capstone Event that is accessible and open to the public.