SELCO Vetted Programs were created by request of public library directors.  A Vetted Catalog Selection Team meets to recommend performers and programs to include in the catalog. SELCO then contracts with a variety of performers and programs to provide their services to regional libraries

SELCO/SELS member libraries were able to host up to 3 SELCO Vetted Programs in their library during the 2019 fiscal year. The individual programs were applied for by SELCO/SELS member libraries and fit into the performer’s schedule. This program ran on a first-come, first-served basis.  

These programs are funded by SELCO through a grant from the Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 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 Performers  |   Application Information  |  Final Report Information  |  Vetted Program FAQs

SELCO has also built an Additional Performers list for those who are NOT covered under SELCO’s Vetted Program funding.  This data provided within this resource is informational only.  Click HERE for more information.

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