Monthly Archives: April 2018


Artists, organizations, businesses, and others in the creative sector are invited to participate in the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Summit Wednesday, May 9 at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. This is the third annual regional summit to strengthen relationships, build value for the arts, support cultural economic development & continue building the ten-county arts and culture network. Panel discussions and breakout sessions will focus on supporting regional artists, advocacy, community engagement, cultural tourism, hands-on tools & strategies, funding, and strengthening support for arts, culture, and creative connections. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Interlochen’s Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership.
Cost to attend the Summit is $15 (including continental breakfast and lunch). Registration is available online at: For more information, contact Mary Gillett at or 231-883-8388.

MCACA Grant Applications Open for FY2019 Arts Funding


Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) is currently accepting grant and minigrant applications for the 2019 fiscal year. Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities are able to apply for arts and cultural projects taking place between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019. Applications for Operational Support, Project Support, Capital Improvements and Arts in Education grants are due June 1, 2018.


Applications for Minigrant Arts Projects and Minigrant Professional and Organizational Development (POD) are due August 3, 2018. Individual artists and arts administrators are able to apply for POD minigrants in addition to nonprofit organizations.

A grant workshop to review guidelines and grant writing strategies is slated for Wednesday, 4/25, 11:30-1pm in the Janis Room at NMC’s Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City. Additional workshops will be scheduled throughout the region or can be requested in small group or private meetings with the regrant coordinator.

Guidelines can be accessed online at or by contacting All grants must be submitted via e-grant at

NorthSky Nonprofit Network is the regional regranting agency for Region 2 minigrants (Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties)

For questions, copies of the FY2019 guidelines, technical assistance or to be added to the contact list for minigrants, the regional arts network and other arts related opportunities, please contact Mary Bevans Gillett, regrant coordinator, at 231-883-8388 or