MI Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs announces FY14 funding increase

Alison Loveday

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) today announced its grant program workshop schedule in anticipation of projected funding increases for Fiscal Year 2014 program.

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) today announced its grant program workshop schedule in anticipation of projected funding increases for Fiscal Year 2014 program.  

“We are very excited about the support we have received from Governor Rick Snyder, his administration and the legislature,” said MCACA Executive Director John Bracey. “The confidence they have shown in our agency and the additional dollars represented in the appropriations bill will allow us to expand funding to our current programs as well as create a new Artist in Residence program for K-12 schools.”  

 MCACA will be conducting free informational workshops on grant guidelines and the application process for potential applicants throughout the state and online throughout the rest of the summer. Workshop attendance is not required for grant applicants; however, updated guidelines and application process changes will be reviewed at each meeting, so attendance is encouraged. Pre-registration or RSVPs are not required.  


July 29, 2013 – 10 a.m. 

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo with ONEplace @KPL 

315 S. Rose Street 

Kalamazoo, Michigan 


July 30, 2013 – 10 a.m. 

Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission 

120 Ezra Rust Drive 

Saginaw, Michigan 


July 31, 2013 – 1:00 p.m. 

Michigan Economic Development Corporation 

300 N. Washington Square 

Lake Michigan Conference Room 

Lansing, Michigan  Or connect to us online at http://medc.adobeconnect.com/mcaca 


August 1, 2013 – 1:00 p.m. 

Holland Area Arts Council 

150 E. 8th Street 

Holland, Michigan  


August 2, 2013 – 1:00 p.m. 

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center 

15801 Michigan Avenue 

Dearborn, Michigan 


August 7, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. 

Gaylord Area Council for the Arts 

125 E. Main 

Gaylord, Michigan 


August 7, 2013 – 4:00 p.m. 

Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning & Development Commission 

Bayliss Library 

541 Library Drive 

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 


August 8, 2013 – 2:00 p.m. 

Copper Country Community Arts Council 

126 Quincy Street 

Hancock, Michigan 


August 9, 2013 – 1:00 p.m. 

William Bonifas Fine Arts Center 

700 1st Avenue South 

Escanaba, Michigan 


MCACA will offer grants through five programs:   

  • Program for Operations and Project Support – Provides specific operational support to arts and cultural organizations only. Municipalities, schools and non-arts nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply in the Projects Support category. MCACA defines arts and cultural organizations as those organizations whose primary mission is to provide an experience, including a learning experience that is based in a specific arts or cultural discipline. 
  • Capital Improvements – Provides funding assistance to Michigan nonprofit arts organizations and municipalities for the expansion, renovation or construction of cultural facilities; upgrade of equipment and furnishing to provide a competitive and up-to-date environment; equipment and instrument acquisitions that are integral to the implementation of events and services.   
  • Arts in Education Residency – provides funding assistance to K-12 educational institutions for arts education residencies designed to introduce or enhance student knowledge of and participation in a particular art form such as: dance, theatre, music, creative writing, storytelling, visual arts (including video and graphic design), or traditional folk arts, by bringing a professional teaching artist into the educational setting for a designated amount of time. 
  • Mini-grants – A partnership between the MCACA and 19 regional re-granting agencies throughout the state. There are two components of the Mini-grant program, Arts Projects and Professional Development grants. These are special opportunities to address local arts and cultural needs as well as increase public access to arts and culture.  
  • New Leaders – Provides funding assistant to support projects and/or collaborations focusing on the engagement, retention and mentoring of young people in Michigan. 

Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities are eligible to apply for projects that would take place between January 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014.  Information about specific grant programs as well as the guidelines is available on the web at www.michiganbusiness.org/arts.  

MCACA serves to encourage, initiate and facilitate an enriched artistic, cultural and creative environment in Michigan. For more on its initiatives and programs, visit www.michiganbusiness.org/arts

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