Grant Categories

Assuming that the pandemic will continue to have an impact, the SEMAC Board of Directors has determined that no matching funds will be required in FY2022. Any postponed grant activities must have concluded before applying for additional grants. Other changes to SEMAC grant categories are outlined below.

School Residency Grants

The School Residency grant is intended to support artist residencies in 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.

General Operating Support

Arts organizations with operating expenses of less than $174,000 are invited to apply for General Operating Support grants to strengthen and stabilize by supporting administrative expenses over the course of two years (biennial grant). Colleges and universities are not eligible to apply.