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Michigan Arts and Culture Council
Region 9 Minigrants

Click here for a list of FY24 Region 9 minigrant award recipients.

FY24 Region 9 Grant Cycle is Closed!


Creative Washtenaw serves as the regranting administrator for MACC's Region 9: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw counties. It manages arts and cultural projects, professional and organizational development and arts and educational minigrants for eligible artists, cultural  specialists and educators, organizations, schools, nonprofits and agencies.

Questions? Contact Creative Washtenaw at 734.213.2733 or


Michigan Arts & Culture Council (MACC) FY24

FY24 Arts & Cultural Project Minigrants

Arts & Cultural Projects Minigrants provide special opportunities to address local arts and cultural needs. These projects connect communities with the world by exploring, sharing and supporting creative expression. By doing so, they promote the health and well-being of communities and citizens throughout Michigan. MACC believes that sharing creative experiences and expressing creativity build powerful connections between people, in our communities, in the world around us and in ourselves.

The Arts & Cultural Projects Minigrant program provides support for production, presentation and creation of excellent arts and culture that promotes public engagement, diversity, lifelong learning and the strengthening of communities through locally developed arts and culture.

FY24 Professional & Organizational Development Minigrants

MACC recognizes the importance of ongoing education, leadership, knowledge and skills development for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and professionals artists/creatives, cultural providers and educators.

Professional & Organizational Development minigrants assist nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, artists, cultural specialists, administrators and educators with opportunities that specifically improve their management and/or bring the individual or the organization to another level artistically. In addition, the Minigrant POD program gives Michigan and individual Michigan arts and cultural organizations, artists, cultural specialists, administrators and educators a presence at national conferences and workshops.

Other Available MACC Grants

 MACC grants are due annually on June 1.

 Click here for MACC's grant workshop video

Interested applicants can find information about each of our programs in further detail, including grant guidelines, on the MACC website, by clicking here.  This funding cycle will cover projects taking place between Oct 1, 2023 - September 30, 2024.

SmartSimple registration instructions and SmartSimple Profile instructions are included along with the guidelines for each grant program. The following grant programs will open for applications beginning on March 1, 2023.

NEW REQUIREMENT - Complete a Section504 Self-Evaluation Workbook. A link to a fillable-PDF Workbook is available here from the NEA website:

Click here for more information on MACC grants listed below.

NOW Accepting Applications for FY24:

Contact your State of Michigan legislators to encourage continued funding!

State of Michigan legislators vote on funding for MACC. Let your legislators know the arts + creative industries are vital!

Find your Region 9 legislator.

Creative Washtenaw