SELCO Vetted Programs were created at the request of public library directors. A Vetted Catalog Selection Team meets to recommend presenters and programs to include in the catalog. SELCO then contracts with a variety of presenters and programs to provide their services to regional libraries. Only SELCO members are able to apply for any Legacy funding. This is to stay in compliance with Minnesota State Statutes pertaining to ACHF dollars.
Each SELCO member library has $4,000 in vetted funds available for the FY24 season. Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2023, and programs must be held by October 31, 2023.
These programs are funded by SELCO through a grant from the Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF). The programming supported by this grant is intended to support arts, arts education and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage, and as such, programs with a scientific or STEM focus are included only if they have a significant aspect that includes storytelling, Minnesota culture or history.
Publicity is required for all Legacy funded programs. Libraries are strongly encouraged to use the SELCO provided posters for all Vetted Programs. If the Library chooses to create its own posters and forgo the provided SELCO publicity, the Library must have the poster pre-approved by SELCO. For specific details, contact SELCO's Legacy Program Librarian.
Interested in being included in SELCO's Legacy Vetted Catalog? Find more details on the application process here.