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Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
Region 9 Minigrants

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Creative Washtenaw serves as the regranting administrator for the MCACA'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 info@creativewashtenaw.org.

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Michigan PreK - 12 Schools - Arts & Creative Education Grants

FY22 Michigan K-12 School Arts Equipment & Supplies Grants

    • $1,500
    • Grants open: Aug. 15, 2021
    • Grants close: April 16, 2022 (or before if all funds are expended)
    • Michigan K-12 Schools

Michigan K-12 schools are eligible for grants of up to $1,500 to pay for arts equipment (including repairs of arts equipment) or supplies being used within the classroom/school setting. Michigan K-12 teachers in any arts discipline may apply for the grant including creative writing, dance, film/video, music, visual arts and theater. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis.

Applicants mushttps://medc.box.com/s/g2945sw5spzp42i9thtgaobjkyojp9zjt be an accredited Michigan preK-12 educational institution, public or non-public school, private school, home school, school district, intermediate school district/regional educational service agency or an accredited Head Start program.

Applicants may receive only one Art Equipment & Supplies grant per school building, per school year. In addition, the same school may not receive this grant in two consecutive years, so they should not apply.

Grants will only be awarded to one applicant per educational institution.

A certified teacher must be the primary contact.

Furniture or equipment that becomes part of the school building is not eligible.

FY22 Michigan K-12 School Arts & Culture Trek (Bus) Grants

    • $500
    • Grants open: Aug. 15, 2021
    • Grants close: April 16, 2022 (or before if all funds are expended)
    • Michigan K-12 Schools

Michigan K-12 schools are eligible for grants of up to $500 to pay for transportation cost for an arts or culture related field trip .

The field trip must take place between October 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.

Applicants must be an accredited Michigan preK-12 educational institution, public or non-public school, private school, home school, school district, intermediate school district/regional educational service agency or an accredited Head Start program.

Grants will only be awarded to one applicant per educational institution.

A certified teacher leading the field trip must be the primary contact.

Travel and expenses associated with student competitions and/or performances, such as student band festivals, choir, or theatre tours are not eligible.

Private/personal transportation costs are not eligible (i.e. parent's cars).

Minigrants Round 1 Submission Deadline has Passed

FY22 Arts & Cultural Project Minigrants

    • $4,000
    • FY22 Round 1 - Due 5 p.m., Tues., Aug. 3, 2021; Round 2 TBA
    • Produced by arts and cultural nonprofits, 501(c)3s, municipalities or preK-12 educational institutions registered in Michigan.
    • Requires a 1:1 match

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. MCACA 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.

FY22 Professional & Organizational Development Minigrants

    • $1,500
    • FY22 Round 1 - Due 5 p.m., Tues., Aug. 3, 2021; Round 2 TBA
  • For creative professionals, cultural specialists and arts and cultural organizations

MCACA 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 MCACA Grants

MCACA grants due annually on June 1

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  • Operational Support Grants ($25,000 - $60,000)
  • Project Support Grants ($5,000 - $30,000)
  • Capital Improvement Grants ($5,000 - $100,000)
  • Arts in Education Grants ($5,000 - $20,000)
  • New Leaders Grants ($4,000)

Contact your State of Michigan legislator to encourage continued funding!

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

Find your Region 9 legislator.

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