Foundation / Corporation
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC)
Grants of $3,000 and grants of $5,000 to Minnesota artists in eligible counties for the creation of new works. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Eligible disciplines include theatre, music, dance, literary arts, and visual arts, as well as interdisciplinary work. Funding is intended to support both emerging and advancing artists. Both Individual Artist categories will include designations for Equity Artists, those individual artists who identify as members of a BIPOC, PWD, and/or LGBTQIA2+ community, and Culture Bearers. Eligible applicants are residents of the 11-county SEMAC Region of southeastern Minnesota: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona Counties.
Competitive Individual Artist Grants are awarded to encourage the development of entirely original work by artists who are full-time residents of the SEMAC Region. Original creations in each of the five artistic disciplines - Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts, as well as interdisciplinary work- will be considered. The original work must culminate in a public showcasing or Capstone Event, via publication, performance, or exhibition, at an accessible venue provided by a non-profit organization. If in-person capstone events are still not possible, virtual events will be acceptable.
Individual Artist Grants for Emerging Artists
GrantWatch ID#: 187326
- The Emerging Artist category provides $3,000 in financial support.
- The Advancing Artist category provides $5,000 in financial support.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://www.grantinterface.com/semac/common/logon.aspx
The SEMAC office is located at 2778 D Commerce Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901. The office is closed to the public until further notice.
Staff may be reached by phone at (507) 281-4848, by fax at (507) 281-8373, or staff(at)semac.org.
SEMAC Region: http://semac.org/resources/glossary.php#14
USA: Minnesota: The eleven-county area of southeastern Minnesota in which all applicants must be located, which includes Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona Counties
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