FY18 Minigrants Benefit 13 NW MI Arts & Cultural Organizations – 29 More Benefit from MCACA Grants

Rotary Charities/Northsky Nonprofit Network Administers Region 2 Regrant Funds
MCACA LOGO small TRAVERSE CITY — Thirteen arts & cultural groups in northwest Michigan have been approved for minigrant funds through the Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Regranting Program for local projects and professional development planned between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.  The organizations will share $32,775 in total funding.  An additional $4,725 will be awarded in February 2018, for a total of $37,500 in minigrant support. The MCACA regrant program is administered locally through NorthSky Nonprofit Network in Traverse City.

Regional organizations receiving minigrant project grant awards include:

  • Archipelago Project for Traverse City Youth Chamber Music Camp and Concerts (Grand Traverse)
  • Arts for All of Northern Michigan for its Access Arts program (Grand Traverse)
  • Cherry Capital Men’s Chorus for its Building a Future with Harmony Concerts (Grand Traverse)
  • Encore Winds for its 2017-2018 Concert Season: The Spirit of Music (Grand Traverse)
  • Grand Traverse Pavilions for it Summer Outdoor Concert Series (Grand Traverse)
  • Harbor Spring Festival of the Books for its 2017-2018 Festivals (Emmet)
  • Holy Rosary Church for the Leelanau Chamber Music Festival (Leelanau)
  • Little Traverse Choral Society for its 2018 Spring Concert: Seasons of Love, Laughter, Life (Emmet)
  • Mancelona Public Schools for its Jazz Enrichment Project (Antrim)
  • Manistee Civic Players for its 2017-2018 Season (Manistee)
  • Missaukee District Library for its Artists at the Library Youth Enrichment Program (Missaukee)

Organizations receiving minigrants for professional and organizational development include:

  • Great Lakes Children’s Museum (Leelanau)
  • Old Town Playhouse (Grand Traverse)

Applications for Round 2 professional and organizational development (POD) minigrants are available online at mcaca.egrant.net and due January 15, 2017 (no project minigrants are available in Round 2).

MCACA regranting goals are to address arts & cultural needs, increase public access to arts and culture, build capacity and 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 regional districts.  Rotary Charities/NorthSky is administering Region 2 funding for Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties.

In addition to minigrant funding, MCACA awarded $786,381 to 28 organizations in the ten-county region for operational and project support, facilities and equipment improvements and arts in education residencies.  Regional recipients by county include:

  • Antrim, $30,250: Crosshatch Center for Art & Design, Mancelona Public Schools;
  • Benzie, $37,500:  Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Michigan Legacy Art Park;
  • Charlevoix, $35,500:  Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix Historical Society, Raven Hill Discovery Center;
  • Emmet, $159,500:    Bay View Music Festival, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Great Lakes Center for the Arts; Mackinaw City Area Arts

     Council, Petoskey Public Schools;

  • Grand Traverse, $463,891: Blackbird Arts, City Opera House, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Northwestern Michigan College/Dennos Museum Center, Old Town Playhouse, Parallel 45, Rotary Charities of Traverse City (for Regrant/Minigrants), The Music House Museum, Traverse City Film Festival, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, National Writers Series of Traverse City;

  • Leelanau, $32,500:  Glen Arbor Arts Association, Leelanau Community Cultural Center;
  • Manistee, $27,240: Historic Vogue Theatre;

A listing of all MCACA grant recipients is available on the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs website at: www.michiganbusiness.org/cm/Files/MCACA/FY18_Program_Funding_Plan.pdf?rnd=1506904178767




For questions about MCACA minigrants, Round 2 applications or notification of future arts funding information, please contact Mary Bevans Gillett, regrant coordinator, at 231-883-8388 or mgillett03@gmail.com.

NorthSky Nonprofit Network is a program of Rotary Charities and supports the work of the nonprofit sector through advocacy, capacity building, and sustainability support. Its mission is to build strong communities by helping nonprofit organizations achieve and sustain excellence. NorthSky is an official satellite office of the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, servicing nonprofit org


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