Recent SEMAC Grant Awards


On May 16, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 47 grants for a total of $297,681 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included $246,740 to fund 28 Arts & Cultural Heritage grants, $27,060 to fund ten Presenter/Production Assistance grants, $20,881 to fund eight Small Towns/Rural Areas grants, and $3,000 to fund one School Residency grant.

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 21, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 39 grants for a total of $154,650 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included fourteen Individual Artist grants for $65,000, twenty General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $70,150, and seven School Residency grants to public schools for $19,500.

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

Dodge County

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Houston County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Wabasha County

Winona County


On November 15, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded 42 grants for a total of $285,240 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, 26 Arts & Cultural Heritage grants for $239,780, and two School Residency grants for $5,560..

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

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


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