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Grant Categories

Any grant activities postponed during the pandemic must have concluded before applying for additional grants. Also, applicants must have no overdue or unapproved final reports from previous grants. SEMAC grants are available in the following grant categories.

School Residency Grants

The School Residency grant is intended to support artist residencies in public or non-religious private schools. A residency is an interactive arts activity involving K-12 students, teachers, and artists. Residencies provide young people with a direct arts experience with artists, as well as encourage the artist’s professional development by providing a unique employment experience and audience contact. Residencies must be based upon a well-defined educational experience that is at least one full day or up to five school days in length, and culminate in a capstone event showcasing the students that is accessible and open to the public.

  • $3,000 School Residency grant applications for the school year 2024-25 will open on July 1.
  • Matching funds are never required for School Residency grants.
  • Recipients of School Residency grants are eligible to reapply annually.
  • The submission deadline is thirty days prior to the planned artist residency.

The Residency must supplement rather than supplant the school’s prescribed curriculum. Programs designed to meet K-12 Minnesota Academic Standards in the Arts are not eligible.