Mower County resident receives SEMAC grant

Published 6:35 am Saturday, March 20, 2021

On March 16, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) awarded grants to 22 applicants representing eight counties for a total of $60,155 in funding.

This includes twenty Artistic Support for Individual Artists & Culture Bearers grants for $57,155, and two Pandemic Relief for Working Artists & Culture Bearers grants for $3,000.

Among those locally to receive funds from the grants was an Artistic Support for Individuals grant of $3,000 to Susan Hansen for her project of “The Ku Klux Klan in Southern Minnesota.”

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 on our website at www.semac.org.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Grants were awarded to each of the following nonprofit organizations and schools, listed by county:

Dodge County

Layne Noser received a $1,500 Pandemic Relief for Working Artists grant.

Fillmore County

Catherine Glynn received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for A.R.T. Year 5: Simple Gifts.

Mower County

Susan Hansen received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for The Ku Klux Klan in Southern Minnesota.

Olmsted County

Katie Cook received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for Stronger Together.

Dede Esse received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Culture Bearers grant for Fashion and Beauty in The 2020 Pandemic.

Luke Hendrickson received a $1,500 Pandemic Relief for Working Artists grant.

David Kassler received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for “Out of Eden,” Community Engagement Concert.

Michael Khuth received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for Generation Magazine: Dreams of the Khmer Diaspora.

Dylon Starr received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for The 2-Man Show.

Amarama Vercnocke received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for The he(ART) and Soul: Art created in the pandemic.

Rice County

Gao Hong received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Culture Bearers grant for Afro-Puerto Rican-Chinese Fusion.

Daniel Kallman received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for A New Composition for Chamber Brass Septet.

Andrea Mazzariello received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for Music for Bridging.

Leslie Moore received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for An Historical Novel about Women, Music & Culture.

Steele County

Shanda Brekke received a $1,500 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for Under this Roof: what Covid-19 has shown me.

Winona County

Joy Davis Ripley received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for Already Masked: Mental Illness During Covid-19.

Erin Drummond received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for Loon.

Anne George received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for Exhibition of New Works at Rochester Arts Center.

C Mikal Oness received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for Poems of the Counter-Insurrection.

Elizabeth Oness received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for Runaway Renee and other essays.

Maggie Panetta received a $3,000 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for “Shoots and Ladders” Winona Mural Project.

Marcia Ratliff received a $1,655 Artistic Support for Individuals grant for The Writing in Place Project.