Online Applications

All SEMAC grant applications are now online.  We wish to thank our vendor Foundant Technologies for serving the regional arts councils of Minnesota to rave reviews.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for information about ongoing School Residency Grants.

Applications for the following competitive Grant Categories will be open throughout the month of January for those individual artists and arts organizations who wish to apply under the current deadline. The submission window will close on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:59pm.  Potential applicants for Arts & Cultural Heritage grants, scroll down for important information.

For Arts Organizations:

For Arts Organizations and Arts Programming by Nonprofit Organizations:

To Apply

To preview grant applications that are currently open, click  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.  Potential applicants with questions about Grant Categories not currently open may contact the SEMAC office with questions.

Organizations and artists who have previously applied for grants using the online system (and know their logon credentials) may click and bookmark the following link for quick access to their existing account  If you are new to grant writing for the organization or for help logging on, contact the SEMAC office for access.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants

Potential applicants, please be advised.  Before starting an application, representatives from nonprofit organizations that have not previously applied for the Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant program must email the SEMAC Director to discuss the proposed project.  This procedure will confirm whether the organization is eligible to apply and also whether the organization has an eligible arts project.  Applicants who fail to contact us may be declared ineligible.

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.