Our Next Deadline

The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for proposals in three categories: General Operating Support and two levels of Individual Artist Grants. All proposed projects must take place between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 and culminate in a Capstone Event that is accessible and open to the public. The Online Application deadline is February 1, 2017.

General Operating Support

General operating support is designed to strengthen and stabilize arts organizations with operating expenses of less than $160,000 in the previous year. The accounting period or fiscal year for which funding is requested must not begin before September 1, 2016 and must conclude within one calendar year.
Proposals will be accepted from eligible arts organizations in the SEMAC region that have been programming for a minimum of three years. Colleges and universities are not eligible. General Operating Support is a $4,000 grant. No match is required.

Individual Artist Grants

To encourage development of entirely original artistic works, SEMAC offers two distinct grants for individual artists: Established artist grants recognize, reward, and encourage outstanding individual artists and provide some financial support to enable them to continue their work. Emerging artist grants offer small but critical support for specific projects by developing artists from all disciplines who are committed to advancing their work and careers.

Proposals will be accepted from individual artists who are full-time residents of the SEMAC region. No match is required for either the $5,000 established artist grant or the $2,500 emerging artist grant.

The individual artist grant program is generously supported by the McKnight Foundation of Minneapolis.