Recent SEMAC Grant Awards


On August 21, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 24 grants for a total of $95,000 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included six Emerging Artist grants for $15,000, eight Advancing Artist grants for $40,000, and ten General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $40,000.

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

Goodhue County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Winona County


On May 15, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 42 grants for a total of $241,465 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included twenty Arts & Cultural Heritage grants for $180,295, twelve Presenter/Production Assistance grants for $32,220, nine Small Towns/Rural Areas grants for $25,950, and one School Residency grant for $3,000.

Listed by county, grants for arts programming were awarded to the following arts organizations, schools, and other nonprofit organizations:

Dodge County

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Houston County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Steele County

Wabasha County

Winona County


On March 20, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 29 grants for a total of $101,419 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included sixteen Individual Artist grants for $62,210, five School Residency grants to public schools for $14,500, and six General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $24,000.

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

Fillmore County

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Winona County


On November 14, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 52 grants for a total of $311,525 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included $229,620 for Arts & Cultural Heritage grants, $20,00 in General Operating Support, $9,000 for School Residencies, $32,165 in Presenter/Production Assistance, and $20,470 for 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

Steele County

Wabasha County

Winona County


On August 15, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council awarded 27 grants for a total of $109,700 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included fourteen Individual Artist grants for $62,400, two grants to fund residencies in public schools for $3,300, 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:

Freeborn County

Goodhue County

Houston County

Mower County

Olmsted County

Rice County

Steele County

Winona County


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