Recent SEMAC Grant Awards


On November 15, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 40 grants for a total of $279,680 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included eight Presenter/Production Assistance grants for $24,000, six Small Towns/Rural Areas grants for $15,900, and 26 Arts & Cultural Heritage grants for $239,780.

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

Winona County


On August 16, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 27 grants for a total of $106,000 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota.  This includes $43,500 to fund eleven General Operating Support grants, and $62,500 to fund sixteen Individual Artist grants.

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

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Houston County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Wabasha County

Winona County


School Residencies for 2016-2017 School Year


On May 17, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 34 grants for a total of $223,890 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included $186,535 to fund 21 Arts & Cultural Heritage grants, $28,665 to fund ten Presenter/Production Assistance grants, and $8,690 to fund three 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

Wabasha County

Winona County


On March 15, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 25 grants for a total of $101,665 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota.  This included thirteen Individual Artist grants for $54,905 and twelve General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $46,760.

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

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Steele County

Wabasha County

Winona County


On November 17, 2015, the Board of Directors awarded 38 grants for a total of $234,460 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included eight Presenter/Production Assistance grants for $22,500, eight Small Towns/Rural Areas grants for $19,605, and 22 Arts & Cultural Heritage grants for $192,355.

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

Winona County


On August 18, 2015, the Board of Directors awarded 21 grants for a total of $93,910 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota.  This included ten Individual Artist grants for $50,000 and eleven General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $43,910.

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

Dodge County

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Houston County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Winona County


School Residencies for 2015-2016 School Year


On May 12, 2015, the Board of Directors awarded 35 grants for a total of $227,945 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota.  This included 22 Arts & Cultural Heritage grants for $197,325, six Presenter/Production Assistance grants totaling $16,515, and seven Small Towns/Rural Areas grants in the amount of $14,505.

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

Dodge County

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Houston County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Wabasha County

Winona County


On March 17, 2015, the Board of Directors awarded 25 grants for a total of $98,276 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included twelve Individual Artist grants for $47,276, one $3,000 Artists in Education grant for K-12 programming, and twelve General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $48,000.

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

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Houston County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Steele County

Winona County


On November 18, 2014, the Board of Directors awarded 35 grants for a total of $235,000 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included 22 Arts & Cultural Heritage grants totaling $197,500, eight Presenter/Production Assistance grants totaling $22,500, and five Small Towns/Rural Areas grants totaling $15,000.

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

Dodge County

Fillmore County

Goodhue County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Wabasha County

Winona County


On August 19, 2014, the Board of Directors awarded 29 grants for a total of $115,565 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included fourteen Individual Artist grants for $59,565, four Artists in Education grants to public schools for $12,000, 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:

Dodge County

Fillmore County

Goodhue County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Winona County