MCACA Grant/Minigrant Workshop at Charlevoix Circle of Arts 5/5, 9:30-11am

Funding available for NW Michigan arts & cultural organizations

NorthSky Nonprofit Network will be conducting an arts funding workshop on Tuesday, May 5, at Charlevoix Circle of Arts, 9:30-11am, to discuss the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Minigrant program, MCACA grant opportunities and guidelines for projects between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016.

Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs grant funding is available for:

  • Minigrant Project Grants
  • Minigrant Professional and Operational Development Grants (POD)
  • Operational Support and Project Support grants
  • Capital Improvement grants
  • Artists in Education Residency grants
  • New Leaders grants

Deadline for Operational Support, Project Support, Capital Improvement and Artist in Education grants are due June 1, 2015. Deadline for minigrant submission is August 3, 2015. Those selected for funding will be notified in September.

The grant training sessions are open to all interested in applying for funding. Emphasis will be on minigrant applications, requirements and technical assistance, but general information on all programs will be available. There is no charge to attend.

MCACA minigrants provide funding assistance for local projects that are designed to address arts & cultural needs, increase public access to arts and culture and to support projects that preserve, produce or present traditional or contemporary arts and culture. The grants are funded by the State of Michigan through the Michigan Arts and Cultural Affairs and administered through 10 regrant regions. NorthSky is administering Region 2 funding for Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties.

All applications will be submitted by e-grant at Guidelines are available at . Minigrant guidelines are also available on the NorthSky Nonprofit Network website or by contacting regrant coordinator Mary Bevans Gillett at

For questions, to receive guidelines by email or information on other workshop, please contact Mary Bevans Gillett, regrant coordinator, at 231-883-8388 or

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