Recent SEMAC Grant Awards


On August 20, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 23 grants for a total of $91,070 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included seven Emerging Artist grants for $17,070, ten Advancing Artist grants for $50,000, and six General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $24,000.

Grants were awarded to each of the following individuals and arts organizations, listed by county.

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Steele County

Winona County


On May 21, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 42 grants for a total of $269,205 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included 24 Arts & Cultural Heritage grants for $217,935, nine Presenter/Production Assistance grants for $25,520, and nine Small Towns/Rural Areas grants for $25,750.

Grants were awarded to each of the following nonprofit organizations and schools, listed by county:

Dodge County

Fillmore County

Goodhue County

Houston County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Wabasha County

Winona County


On March 19, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 17 grants for a total of $67,256 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included seven Emerging grants for $17,456 and ten Advancing Artist grants for $49,800.

Grants were awarded to each of the following individual artists, listed by county:

Fillmore County

Goodhue County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Winona County


On November 13, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 65 grants for a total of $342,170 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included 24 Arts & Cultural Heritage grants for $216,105, thirteen Presenter/Production Assistance grants for $36,280, six Small Towns/Rural Areas grants for $17,765, seven School Residency grants for $21,000, and thirteen General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $50,500.

Grants were awarded to each of the following nonprofit organizations and schools, listed by county:

Dodge County

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Houston County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Steele County

Wabasha County

Winona County


On August 21, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 24 grants for a total of $95,000 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included six Emerging Artist grants for $15,000, eight Advancing Artist grants for $40,000, and ten General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $40,000.

Grants were awarded to the following individuals and arts organizations, listed by county:

Goodhue County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Winona County


On May 15, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 42 grants for a total of $241,465 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included twenty Arts & Cultural Heritage grants for $180,295, twelve Presenter/Production Assistance grants for $32,220, nine Small Towns/Rural Areas grants for $25,950, and one School Residency grant for $3,000.

Listed by county, grants for arts programming were awarded to the following arts organizations, schools, and other nonprofit organizations:

Dodge County

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Houston County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Steele County

Wabasha County

Winona County


On March 20, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 29 grants for a total of $101,419 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included sixteen Individual Artist grants for $62,210, five School Residency grants to public schools for $14,500, and six General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $24,000.

Grants were awarded to the following individuals, schools and arts organizations, listed by county:

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Winona County


On November 14, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 52 grants for a total of $311,525 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included $229,620 for Arts & Cultural Heritage grants, $20,00 in General Operating Support, $9,000 for School Residencies, $32,165 in Presenter/Production Assistance, and $20,470 for Small Towns/Rural Areas grants.

Grants were awarded to each of the following organizations, listed by county:

Dodge County

Fillmore County

Goodhue County

Houston County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Steele County

Wabasha County

Winona County


On August 15, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 27 grants for a total of $109,700 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included fourteen Individual Artist grants for $62,400, two grants to fund residencies in public schools for $3,300, and eleven General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $44,000.

Grants were awarded to each of the following individuals and organizations, listed by county:

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Houston County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Steele County

Winona County