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Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs announces grants program

Monday, February 06, 2012

John Bracey

LANSING – The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) today announced the FY 2012 New Leaders Arts Council of Michigan (NLACM) Retention and Engagement Grant Program aimed at young leaders in Michigan for arts and culture projects. 

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. Applicants must make a 1:1 match.  

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2012, for projects that take place May 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012. Grant guidelines and application instructions can be found at www.MichiganBusiness.org/arts under “Grant Program.”   

The NLACM is dedicated to promoting 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.

In FY 2011, MCACA funded 13 applicants across Michigan in the NLACM program, with awards totaling nearly $35,000. 

For more information, contact Alison Loveday, Programs Manager at (517) 241-3968 or (517) 241-4011 or via email at LovedayA@michigan.org.  

MCACA, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, serves to encourage, develop and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity in Michigan. For more on its initiatives and programs, visit www.MichiganBusiness.org/arts.

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