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NW MICHIGAN ARTS & CULTURE SUMMIT, 5/9/18

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: nwm.org/artsummit. For more information, contact Mary Gillett at mgillett03@gmail.com or 231-883-8388.

MCACA ‘POD’ Minigrant Deadline 1/15

MCACA Professional & Organizational Development ‘POD” Minigrant Applications Open thru 1/15
Organizations and individual artists in NW Michigan can apply for up to $1,500 in funding to support training, conference attendance, strategic planning, capacity building or other professional and/or organizational development activities in 2018. Applications are open at mcaca.egrant.net.
Guidelines are available at:
Please note this opportunity is for POD Minigrants only. There are no Minigrant Project applications being accepted for Round 2. The next Minigrant Project funding period will be for Fiscal 2019 with guidelines and deadlines announced in Spring 2018, but anticipated to be June 1 for large MCACA grants and 8/3 for Minigrant Projects and POD grnats.
Deadline is 1/15/2018. Funds can be used between 3/1 & 9/30/2018. Grantees will be notifed by early February. For questions or a guidelines pdf, contact mgillett03@gmail.com.

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

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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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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.