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.

As of October 15, 2018, 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.

SELCO member libraries have a set dollar amount they can choose to spend on Vetted Programs each fiscal year. For specific details, contact the Legacy Project Coordinator. SELCO member libraries apply for programs after confirming dates that fit into the performer’s schedule. 

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’s Legacy Project Coordinator.

SELCO Vetted Programs  |   Application Information  |  Final Report Information  |  Vetted Program FAQs | Virtual Vetted Program Final Report Instructions 2020 | Virtual Vetted Program Final Report


Interested in being included in SELCO’s Legacy Vetted Catalog?

Please fill out our Presenter/Program Application for the Legacy Vetted Catalog


A link to past vetted artists is being developed, please check back. 

If you have any questions regarding Vetted Programs, please contact legacy@selco.info.