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.
- $3,000 School Residency grants return in FY2022.
- No matching funds are required for School Residency grants.
- Recipients of School Residency grants are eligible to reapply annually.
- The submission deadline is sixty days prior to the planned artist residency.
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.
- $5,000 per year General Operating Support grants never require matching funds.
- Applicants must have 501(c)(3) designation or equivalent, but cannot also receive MSAB operating funds.
- Recipients of General Operating Support are invited to reapply every biennium as long as they remain eligible.
- Although there is no set deadline, the application window opens on July 1 of odd-numbered years and remains active until allocated funds are exhausted.