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Grants to Southeastern Minnesota
Artists for Career and Project Support

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Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC)

LOI Date:

01/24/20

Deadline Date:

02/01/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,500 and grants of up to $5,000 to Southeastern Minnesota emerging and advanced artists for career and project support. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants are located in one of the following counties: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, or Winona. All proposed projects must culminate in a capstone event that is accessible and open to the public.

Advancing Artists

This award is intended to recognize, reward, and encourage outstanding individual artists in the region. An artist at this stage has created an independent body of work over a number of years and has received regional or statewide recognition of their work. Artists at this stage are often, but not always, committed to making a living as an artist, whether or not they are doing so. They may struggle with the balance of producing art and marketing their art. They usually have a well-defined audience and show their art locally, regionally, and perhaps nationally.

Emerging Artists

The Emerging Artist category provides support to artists who are at a stage in their artistic development where they have some evidence of achievement but do not have a substantial record of accomplishment. The term “emerging” does not refer to an artist’s stylistic evolution but to the artist’s accomplishments and recognition. Artists at this stage are developing their talents and may have been noticed locally. Many artists remain in this category for their entire artistic lives.

Proposals must support specific project goals and are encouraged from artists in all disciplines

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187326

Estimated Size of Grant:

Advancing Artists: Up to $5,000
Emerging Artists: Up to $2,500

Term of Contract:

All proposed projects must begin no earlier than April 1, 2020 and be completed within twelve months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Advanced Artists program:
-Artists from all disciplines are welcome to apply for a broad range of study or activities, including exploration of new directions or expansion of previous work.
-You must be at least 18 years of age on the grant deadline. Current high school students are not eligible.
-You must be a full-time resident of the SEMAC Region and reside in Minnesota for the duration of the grant project.
-You may not be enrolled full or part time in a degree granting program when you apply or for the duration of the project.
-You are not eligible if you received a grant directly from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Minnesota State Arts Board, or a major Foundation (i.e., Bush, Jerome, McKnight, etc.) within the past two fiscal years.
-Grant funds may not be used to pay for supplies purchased or expenses incurred before the start date.
-Recipients of previous SEMAC grants are not eligible to apply for funds over the next two consecutive fiscal years (i.e., application may only be made as often as every three years).
-Further, recipients who have overdue final or interim reports from a previous SEMAC grant are not eligible.

Emerging Artists program:
-You must be at least 18 years of age on the grant deadline. Current high school students are not eligible.
-You must be a full-time resident of the SEMAC Region and reside in Minnesota for the duration of the grant project.
-You may not apply for an Emerging Artist Grant if you have ever received an Established or Advancing Artist Grant from SEMAC.
-Your project cannot be related to class, course or degree requirements.
-You are not eligible if you have received recognition such as:
Solo exhibition in a major metropolitan area (i.e., Twin Cities, Chicago);
Published a book;
Music composition funded by a foundation or commissioned by a group;
Work professionally produced by a recognized theatre or dance company.
-Grant funds may not be used to pay for supplies purchased or expenses incurred before the start date.
-Recipients of previous SEMAC grants are not eligible to apply for funds over the next two consecutive fiscal years (i.e., application may only be made as often as every three years).
-Further, recipients who have overdue final or interim reports from a previous SEMAC grant are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

On or before Jan 1: LOI section is available on the grant interface
January 24: LOI section must be submitted by midnight
January 24: Last day to request staff review of applications
February 1: Application Submission Deadline by 11:59 pm
February 1: Deadline for receipt of confirmation emails from a contact person at the capstone event venue

For information on the Advancing Artists program: http://semac.org/grants/advancing-artist-grants.php

For information on the Emerging Artists program: http://semac.org/grants/emerging-artist-grants.php

For information on the SEMAC region: http://semac.org/about-us/who-we-serve.php

To preview the applications, click here: https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=semac

For information on grant deadlines, click here: http://semac.org/grants/grant-deadlines.php

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=semac

The council may be reached by phone at (507) 281-4848, by fax at (507) 281-8373, or staff@semac.org.

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Geographic Focus:

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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