Our Next Deadline


The pandemic presents unique challenges to individual artists. Consequently, SEMAC has extended its grant opportunity for individual artists who can demonstrate a loss of essential artistic income due to the pandemic, but did not previously receive that same grant during Phase 1.

This category is now open and will remain available until allocated funds are exhausted.

Go to the Grant Applications page for access to the grant interface.


Arts organizations with operating expenses of less than $174,000 are invited to apply for General Operating Support 2022-23.  Although there is no set deadline, the application window opened July 1, 2021 and remains available only until allocated funds are exhausted.

Arts Organizations in the SEMAC Region are eligible for one-time $5,000 pandemic relief grants to keep their doors open during these unprecedented times. Funds may be requested for rent, utilities, or staffing needs. No programming costs or expenses already covered by general operating support grants or PPP loans are allowed.


The October 1, 2021 application deadline for arts programming proposals includes the following grant categories.  Applications will be available on or before September 1.

This year matching funds are not required for these $5,000 grants.  Equity Organizations and other nonprofits who offer arts programming are encouraged to apply.  Arts organizations may receive $10,000 in the highly-competitive Legacy Grants category.

See Grant Categories for more information about upcoming deadlines.