Arts & Culture
The Michigan Arts and Culture Council serves to encourage, develop and facilitate an enriched environment of creative and cultural activity in Michigan. The Council envisions a Michigan where every citizen celebrates the state's cultural treasures and arts and cultural experiences are accessible to all its citizens.
The Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC) coordinates grants to arts and culture organizations, cities and municipalities, and other nonprofit organizations ensuring that every citizen and community in Michigan enjoys the civic, economic and educational benefits of arts and culture.
THE FOLLOWING MINIGRANTS ARE AVAILABLE ANNUALLY
Project Mini-grants - (up to $4,000)
Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Grants - (up to $1,500)
Arts and Culture Trek Grants for schools (up to $500)
Arts Equipment and Supplies for schools (up to $1,500)
MACC Round Two Arts in Education & Minigrants Now Open
Round 2 of the MACC Minigrant Program as well as the Arts in Education grant are now open for applications.
The Minigrant Program is administered through our Regional Regranting partners and offers grants for Projects, Professional/Organizational Development, Supplies and Bus Grants. Please contact your Regional Regrantor to verify they are offering a Round 2 and/or with any questions you might have.
Minigrant Projects provide up to $4,000 for special opportunities to address arts and cultural needs locally. These projects connect communities with the world by exploring, sharing and supporting creative expression, and by doing, so they promote the health and well-being of communities and citizens throughout our state. We believe that by sharing creative experiences and expressing our creativity, we build powerful connections with the people we are closest to, with our community, the world around us and with ourselves.
Professional or Organizational Development (POD) Minigrants provide up to $1,500 to assist non-profit arts and cultural organizations, artists, arts administrators and arts educators with opportunities that specifically improves their management and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically. In addition, the Minigrant POD program provides Michigan and individual Michigan artists/arts administrators/arts professionals a presence at national conferences and workshops.
Supplies Grant are available to Michigan K-12 schools for up to $1,500 to pay for equipment (including repairs of equipment) or supplies being used within the classroom/school setting for arts and/or cultural experiences. Michigan K-12 teachers in any arts or cultural discipline may apply for the grant, including, but not limited to, creative writing, dance, film/video, music, visual arts, and theatre. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis.
Bus Grant are available to Michigan K-12 schools grants of up to $1,500 to pay for equipment (including repairs of equipment) or supplies being used within the classroom/school setting for arts and/or cultural experiences. Michigan K-12 teachers in any arts or cultural discipline may apply for the grant, including, but not limited to, creative writing, dance, film/video, music, visual arts, and theatre. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis.
Arts in Education grants are available to Michigan K-12 schools and offer up to $20,000 to fund arts education school-based arts learning projects, 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, media arts and graphic design), or traditional folk arts.
Find the grant guidelines here:
The deadline for submission for all grants listed above is January 15 for projects taking place between March 1st, 2023 and September 30th, 2023.
Michigan Arts & Culture Council (MACC) minigrants are available through the Upper Peninsula Arts & CUlture Alliance to Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities for arts and cultural projects, professional and organizational development, and school bus trips, arts equipment and art supplies. Granting period is October 1 through September 30 each year.
The Alliance is the Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC) (formerly MCACA) Region: 1b – the central Upper Peninsula. Counties: Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, and Schoolcraft Counties.
REGION 1 - UPPER PENINSULA CONTACTS
1a: Cynthia Cote
Copper Country Community Arts Council
126 Quincy Street
Hancock, MI 49930
Counties: Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Ontonagon
1b: Sue Roll
Upper Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance
Counties: Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, Schoolcraft
1c: Ellen Benoit
Eastern Upper Peninsula Planning Commission
1118 E. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Counties: Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac