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The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Announces the 2011 New Leaders Art Council of Michigan (NLACM) Retention and Engagement Grant Program

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

John Bracey

The New Leaders Arts Council of Michigan (NLACM) is proud to announce this grant program tailored to young leaders in Michigan for arts and culture projects. The NLACM is a young leaders advisory council of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The NLACM is dedicated to promoting the Arts and Culture in Michigan, and is focused on supporting other young leaders. The NLACM works to:

  • Increase young people’s access to arts and culture programs within Michigan.
  • Advise MCACA on issues relating to young people’s participation in, access to, and develop­ment through arts and culture in Michigan.
  • Support program, projects, and initiatives of MCACA.
  • Promote the value of arts and culture to a community.

This grant program was designed by NLACM to provide opportunities for young people to engage each other and their communities. Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded in support of projects or collaborations focusing on the community engagement and retention of young people in Michigan. The grant guidelines and application instructions can be found at www.themedc.org/arts under “Grant Program.” Deadline to apply is April 14, 2011, for projects that take place June 1, 2011, through September 30, 2011.

This program uses donations from the MCACA tax check-off fund. In 2009, Michigan taxpayers gave nearly $28,000 out of their returns. Please help spread the word that this year’s tax return donations to #7 on Tax Form 4642, http://bit.ly/MI4642, will help fund great programs like this in the future.

For more information contact Carolyn Damstra, Program Manager, damstrac@michigan.org, (517) 241-3968 or (517) 241-4011.

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs serves to encourage, develop and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity in Michigan. For more information on our initiatives and programs, visit www.themedc.org/arts. Become a fan on Facebook.