Our Next Deadline

SEMAC announces a call for proposals from organizations that provide arts programming. All proposed projects must begin no earlier than December and take place within twelve months, culminating with a Capstone Event that is accessible and open to the public. Online Applications will be available throughout the month of September with an October 1, 2017 submission deadline.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants - $3,000 to $10,000

The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund supports arts focused programming in three key areas: 1) Arts and Arts Access, 2) Arts Education, and 3) Arts and Cultural Heritage. SEMAC encourages applicants to research and develop proposals that incorporate two or more key areas with an emphasis on creating lasting partnerships among regional nonprofit arts organizations and other nonprofit groups.

Future funding of Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants depends on appropriate use of current funding. In addition to eligible arts organizations, nonprofits that do not have arts as a primary focus, such as schools, senior centers, community education, cultural groups, government entities and colleges are encouraged to apply. First-time applicants must email director(at)semac.org or call the SEMAC office at 507-281-4848 to confirm eligibility.

Presenter/Production Assistance Grants - $3,000

Presenter Assistance grants are intended to help regional arts organizations and educational institutions sponsor appearances by touring artists or companies who have demonstrated high levels of artistic quality. Not for local productions or artist residencies in schools.

Production Assistance grants for arts organizations only support activities directly involved in the creation, performance, publication, and exhibition of art through Arts Production Projects.

Small Towns/Rural Areas Grants - $3,000

SEMAC wishes to support and encourage the creation and development of art and arts organizations in communities with populations under 7,500. Applicants may include arts organizations, government entities and public or non-religious private schools, either individually or in cooperation. This support may be used for assistance in activities directly involving the creation, performance, publication, or exhibition of art or, in the case of arts organizations, assistance with administrative, operating, or capital expenditures.