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SEMAC awards $244,820 in grants to Southeastern Minnesota organizations

Thirty-seven grants were awarded by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council to organizations throughout the region.

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ROCHESTER — The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) has awarded $244,820 in grants to southeastern Minnesota organizations, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from SEMAC.

In total, 37 arts programming grants were awarded to organizations throughout the 12-county region with Olmsted County receiving eight grants.

For information about the grant application process, eligibility, or grant writing assistance, contact the SEMAC office at 2778 D Commerce Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901 or call 507-281-4848. More information can be found at the organization's website at www.semac.org .

Here are the grants received in the eight-county Southeast Minnesota region:

Dodge County

  • Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools received a $1,185 School Residency grant for Ben Bussey Guest Trombone Residency.
  • Mantorville Art Guild received a $10,000 Legacy grant for Summer Youth Art Camp.
  • Mantorville Economic Development Authority received a $5,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Larger Than Life: An Exhibit.

Fillmore County

  • Brave Community Theatre received a $4,860 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for 50th Anniversary Musical The Wizard of Oz.
  • Lanesboro Arts received a $10,000 Legacy grant for Disrupting the Binding - Rural Racial Justice.
  • Peterson Committee for the Arts received a $5,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for The Arts Blossom in Peterson - Summer Music Series.
  • Rushford Area Society of the Arts received a $5,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for "Matilda the Musical".

Goodhue County

  • Anderson Center at Tower View received a $10,000 Legacy grant for 2022 Books in the Barn Poet Engagement Program.
  • Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County received a $5,000 Legacy grant for Hispanic Heritage Festival 2022.
  • Red Wing Downtown Main Street received a $5,000 Legacy grant for Alive With Artists Downtown.
  • Red Wing Innovation Incubator received a $5,000 Legacy grant for River Town Arts Festival.
  • Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts received a $10,000 Legacy grant for Community Performance Residencies 2022-2023 Season.
  • Zumbrota Area Arts Council received a $5,000 General Operating Support grant for Staffing & Salaries and a $500 Opportunity grant for Summer Concerts for Children.

Houston County

  • International Owl Center received a $5,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for International Children's Owl Art Contest.
  • Mainspring received a $5,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Small Town Saturday Night Series.
  • Ye Olde Opera House received a $5,000 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for LED Stage Lighting Expansion.

Mower County

  • Austin Symphony Orchestra received a $10,000 Legacy grant for Concert Season 2022-23.
  • Riverland Community College received a $5,000 Legacy grant for Our Austin, Our America Embracing Diversity.

Olmsted County

  • 125 Live received a $4,850 Legacy grant for Increasing Accessibility for Community Pottery Studio.
  • Eyota Days Committee received a $3,425 Programming grant for Sleeping Beauty, Prairie Fire Children's Theatre.
  • Immersion Youth Repertory received a $5,000 Programming grant for Immersion Theatre Summer Program.
  • Resounding Voices received a $10,000 Legacy grant for Collaborative Performance with Sing Out Loud.
  • Rochester Civic Theatre Company received a $5,000 Programming grant for RCT Season Support Willy Wonka.
  • Rochester Ensemble of Dance received a $10,000 Legacy grant for 2022-2023 Holiday and Spring Performances.
  • Rochester Male Chorus received a $10,000 Legacy grant for Christmas Past, Present, Future.
  • Rochester Repertory Theatre Company received a $10,000 Legacy grant for Royalties and Artist Stipends for 2022-23 Season.

Winona County

  • Crossings Center received a $5,000 Legacy grant for 2022 Lewiston Area Summer Concert Series.
  • Engage Winona received a $5,000 Legacy grant for Engage Winona Creates.
  • Frozen River Film Festival received a $10,000 Legacy grant for Documentary Filmmaking Workshops.
  • Minnesota Marine Art Museum received a $10,000 Legacy grant for Sonja Peterson: What the Trade Winds Brought.
  • Sandbar Storytelling Festival received a $10,000 Legacy grant for 2022 Festival.
  • Winona Symphony Orchestra received a $10,000 Legacy grant for Music in the Schools/Community Expansion.
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