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Minigrant Workshop Coming up in TC, Cadillac, Manistee, Little Traverse

MCACA minigrant workshops coming up:

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  • Thursday, 6/29 10-11:30 am at TC Chamber of Commerce
  • Monday, 7/10, Noon-1:30 pm at Cadillac Wexford Public Library
  • Monday, 7/17, 3-4:30 pm at Jordan River Art Council, East Jordan
  • Monday, 7/24, Noon-1:30 pm at Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee

Arts organizations, nonprofits, schools and governments can apply for arts project minigrants up to $4,000; artists, administrators and arts organizations can apply for professional & organizational (POD) minigrants up to $1,500.

Deadline is August 3 via mcaca.egrant.net. No charge or registration required. Questions/info – contact mgillett03@gmail.com.

Rotary Charities/NorthSky Nonprofit Network is the regional regrant agency for Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs Region 2 (Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Kalkaska, Manistee, Missaukee & Wexford County). Please join us & share!

Mark Dates – NW MI Arts 4/25, MCACA 5/4, Summit 5/23

Mark calendars for upcoming arts presentations and gatherings:

  • NW Michigan Regional Arts Gathering, 4-5:30pm, Tuesday, 4/25 at Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City (322 Sixth St., Traverse City). Join artists, organizations and creatives to discuss next steps in building the NW Michigan Arts & Culture Network.
  • MCACA Region 2 Grant Workshop, 5/4, 11:30am-1:30pm at Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce (202 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City. Information and assistance regarding te MCACA grants and minigrants available for FY2018.
  • Save the Date – 2nd Annual NW Michigan Regional Arts Summit, May 23 at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

For more information, contact Mary Gillett at mgillett03@gmail.com.

FY17 Minigrants Benefit 11 Local Arts & Cultural Organizations

MCACA LOGO smallEleven 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, 2016 and September 30, 2017.  The organizations will share $30,575 in total funding.  An additional $6,925 in minigrants will be awarded in February 2017, for a total of $37,500 in minigrant support. Minigrant applications for Round 2 are available online at mcaca.egrant.net and due January 15, 2017. The MCACA regrant program is administered locally through NorthSky Nonprofit Network in Traverse City.

Regional organizations receiving minigrant project grant awards include:

  • Arts for All of Northern Michigan for its Access Arts program (Grand Traverse)
  • Art Rapids for its Walk of Art (Antrim)
  • Bellaire Youth Initiative for its Youth Arts and Dance Enrichment program (Antrim)
  • Cherry Capital Men’s Chorus for its Celebrating Our Past/Celebrating the Future Concerts (Grand Traverse)
  • Communities in Schools in Northwest Michigan for Theatre Programs at Mancelona Schools (Antrim)
  • Darcy Library of Beulah for its Off the Page Writers Series (Benzie)
  • Leelanau Music Festival for its Chamber Music Series (Leelanau)
  • Mancelona Public Schools for its Jazz Enrichment Project (Antrim)

Organizations receiving minigrants for professional and organizational development include:

  • Crosshatch Center for Art & Design (Antrim)
  • Great Lakes Children’s Museum (Leelanau)
  • Michigan Legacy Art Park (Benzie)

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.  NorthSky is administering Region 2 funding for Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties. NEA LOGO small

In addition to minigrant funding, MCACA awarded $677,522 to 29 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, $35,267: Bellaire Elementary School, Crosshatch Center for Art & Design, Mancelona Public Schools;
  • Benzie, $108,500:  Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Michigan Legacy Art Park;
  • Charlevoix, $37,399:  Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Raven Hill Discovery Center, Boyne Falls Public Schools;
  • Emmet, $89,150:    Bay View Music Festival, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Voices Without Borders;
  • Grand Traverse, $365,956: Building Bridges with Music, 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, Inc., Rotary Charities of Traverse City (for Regrant/Minigrants), The Music House Museum, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, National Writers Series of Traverse City;
  • Leelanau, $82,500:  Glen Arbor Arts Association, Leelanau Community Cultural Center;
  • Manistee, $21,000: Historic Vogue Theatre;
  • Wexford, $8,750: City of Cadillac.

A listing of all MCACA grant recipients is available on the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs website at: http://www.michiganbusiness.org/cm/Files/MCACA/2017_Funding_Plan_County.pdf?rnd=1473545655809

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 NorthSky Nonprofit Network Logomission 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 organizations.

Minigrant Applications Due 8/3

Applications are still being accepted for Michigan Council for Arts anMCACA_LOGO_FINAL PNGd Cultural Affairs Minigrants through August 3, 2016.  Region 2 applications are being accepted for Project Minigrants (up to $4,000) and Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Minigrants (up to $1,500) for artists and organizations in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties. Funding is for projects taking place between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Deadline is Wednesday, August 3, 2016 via egrant at mcaca.egrant.net. Applicants will be notified by mid-September of their application status. Technical assistance is available. For more information and guidelines, see the MCACA tab above for guidelines and PowerPoint presentations, Northsky Nonprofit Network website or contact regrant coordinator Mary Gillett at mgillett03@gmail.com.

MCACA Due Today!

Reminder – MCACA applications for Operational Support,  Project Support, Capital Improvements and Arts in Education Residency are due TODAY, 6/1/2016 at mcaca.egrant.net.

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Workshops slated in Cheboygan 4/29, Traverse City 5/2 & Cadillac 5/3 for FY2017 Grant Opportunities

Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) is currently accepting grant and minigrant applications for the 2017 fiscal year. Workshops to outline MCACA LOGO smallthe various grant opportunities, guidelines, timelines and requirements are planned for Cheboygan (4/29), Traverse City (5/2) and Cadillac (5/3). All are free and open to all interested in attending.

Northern Michigan workshops include:

  • Cheboygan – Friday, April 29, 10:30 am at the Cheboygan Public Library (100 South Bailey St)
  • Traverse City – Monday, May 2, 1:00 pm at the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce (202 E Grandview Parkway)
  • Cadillac – Tuesday, May 3, 5:00 pm at the Cadillac Wexford Public Library (411 Lake St)
  • Additional workshops and technical assistance focused only on minigrants will be also scheduled during late June and July. 

Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities are able to apply for arts and cultural projects taking place between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. MCACA grant applications for Operational Support, Project Support, Capital Improvements and Arts in Education Residencies are due June 1, 2016.

Minigrants for Arts Projects and Professional and Organizational Development are due August 3, 2016. NorthSky Nonprofit Network is the regional regranting agency for Region 2 (Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, NorthSky Nonprofit Network LogoGrand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties)

All grants must be submitted via e-grant at mcaca.egrant.net.
For questions, 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 mgillett03@gmail.com.National Endowment for the Arts Logo

MCACA Round 2 Minigrant Applications Due 1/15/2016

Applications are currently being accepted for MCACA Project Minigrants (up to $4,000) and Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Minigrants (up to $1,500) for artists and organizations in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties. Deadline is January 15, 2016 via egrant at mcaca.egrant.net. Applicants will be notified by the first week of February of their application status. All minigrants projects and training must be completed by September 30, 2016. For more information and guidelines, see the MCACA tab above for guidelines and PowerPoint presentations, Northsky Nonprofit Network website or contact Mary Gillett at mgillett03@gmail.com.