Freeborn County Arts Initiative awarded SEMAC grant

Published 8:00 pm Friday, November 12, 2021

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The Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) this week awarded 54 grants for a total of $419,420 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included 21 Legacy grants for $193,085; 12 programming grants for arts organizations for $57,750; four small towns/rural areas grants for $17,010; two arts management training grants for $1,575; and 15 general operating support grants to arts organizations for $150,000.

Included in the grants was the Freeborn County Arts Initiative, which received a $5,000 general operating support grant for maintenance and facilities.

SEMAC is the state arts board-designated granting authority for local/regional arts producing and sponsoring organizations and disburses funds allocated for this purpose by the Minnesota Legislature.

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The SEMAC region includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona.