SEMSA is a 501c organization for the educational benefit of its student members. Our members support our activities through annual dues, modest fees for special events, and through fundraising. Additional support is provided by local corporations and funding from generous organizations, trusts, and funds.
SEMSA activities, including the 2016 Improvisational Workshop in January and the 2016 Gasshuku in November, are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.
The 2016 Improvisational Workshop and the 2016 Gasshuku were made possible in part through funding from the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust.
The 2016 Improvisational Workshop and the 2016 Gasshuku were both supported by the Rochester Commercial Banks Association - Associated, Eastwood, Merchants, Minnwest, Premier, Sterling State, U.S. and Wells Fargo Banks.
SEMSA also recognizes the generous support of the IBM Corporation through the IBM Community Grant Fund. IBM has awarded SEMSA a grant for the past several years -- the grant in 2016 was in support of the Gasshuku workshop and the grant in 2017 was in support of our recital programs.
Member Fundraising Event - Holiday Gift Cards
During the end-of-year holiday season, we organize a gift card sale. Gift cards from selected retail stores and restaurants can be purchased for face value. A percentage of each gift card sold is returned to SEMSA. Gift cards can be given as gifts for family members, teachers and friends or may be used for your own purchases.
The 2015-2016 Fall fundraiser has completed. We will update the information here when we begin the fundraising for the 2016-2017 season.