Three local organizations receive arts grants

Published 8:44 am Monday, May 21, 2018

Mower County organizations were able to receive grants through the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, which awarded a total of 42 grants for a total of $241,465 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota.

Austin Area Commission for the Arts received a $4,500 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for ArtRocks Open Jam Sessions at the ArtWorks Center 2018-2019; Austin Symphony Orchestra received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Jubilation with Austin Symphony Orchestra; and Summerset Community Theatre received a $3,000 Presenter/Production Assistance grant for Summerset 51st Season-2018.

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 State Legislature.

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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. Information may also be found at