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.

MCACA FY16 Grants to Benefit 36 Local Arts & Cultural Organizations with $631,393 in Funding

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TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has awarded 36 organizations in Northwest Michigan a total of $631,393 in funding, according to announcements made by the Council on September 18. These awards reflect Region 2 funding which includes grants for projects in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties.

Eleven arts & cultural groups in northwest Michigan have been approved for minigrant funds through the MCACA Regranting Program for local projects  and professional development planned between January 1 and September 30, 2016.  The organizations will share $30,720 in total funding.  An additional $5,380 in minigrants will be awarded in February 2016, for a total of $36,100 in minigrant support. Minigrant applications for Round 2 are online at mcaca.egrant.net and due January 15, 2016. The MCACA regrant program is administered for Region 2 through NorthSky Nonprofit Network in Traverse City.

Regional organizations receiving mingrant project grant awards include:

  • Artists Creating Together (ACT-TC) for Arts for All Celebration (Grand Traverse)
  • Archipelago Project for its Archipelago Summer Music Camp (Grand Traverse)
  • Art Rapids! for Walk of Art (Antrim)
  • Cherry Capital Men’s Chorus for Community Outreach Concerts (Grand Traverse)
  • Darcy Library of Beulah for its Off the Page Writers Series (Benzie)
  • Glen Arbor Art Association for Manitou Music Festival’s Dune Climb Family Concert (Leelanau)
  • Leelanau Historical Museum for Literature on the Lakeshore (Leelanau)
  • Mancelona Public Schools for Jazz Outreach & Community Outreach (Antrim)

Organizations receiving minigrants for professional and organizational development include:

  • Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Design – ISLAND  (Antrim)
  • Great Lakes Children’s Museum (Leelanau)
  • Old Town Playhouse (Grand Traverse)

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.

In addition to minigrant funding, MCACA awarded $631,393 to 25 organizations in the ten county region for operational and project support, facilities and equipment improvements and arts in education.  Regional recipients by county include:

  • Benzie, $108,500:  Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Michigan Legacy Art Park;
  • Charlevoix, $59,000:  Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Raven Hill Discovery Center, Boyne Falls Public Schools;
  • Emmet, $109,183:    Crooked Tree Arts Center, Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Bay View Music Festival, Harbor Spring Area Historical Society, Mackinaw Area Historical Society, Mackinaw City Area Arts Council, Voices Without Borders;
  • Grand Traverse, $335,960: Building Bridges with Music, City Opera House, 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 City Area Public Schools (for NWS Front Street Writers) Traverse Symphony Orchestra, and the National Writers Series of Traverse City;
  • Leelanau, $18,750:  Leelanau Community Cultural Center.

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/2016-Funded-Grant-List-by-County.pdf

For questions or notification of future arts funding information, please contact Mary Bevans Gillett, regrant coordinator, at 231-883-8388 or mgillett@chartermi.net.

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 organizations.NorthSky Nonprofit Network Logo

MCACA Grant Awards Announcement 9/18

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Mark your calendars now for Friday September 18, 2015. That’s the day MCACA will be making its announcement for those awarded funding for Fiscal Year 2016. Awards will be announced for these grant programs: Arts in Education Residencies, Capital Improvement, Operational Support and Project Support. Minigrant awards will be posted a few days later through the regrant coordinators. In Region 2 (Northwest Michigan), all applicants will be notified of their status no later than Monday, September 21.

And MCACA is beefing up the programming a bit that day. We’ll be meeting at the Michigan Historical Center in Lansing (702 W Kalamazoo St) in the morning, where we’ll be welcoming the Metropolitan Group and Arts Midwest, who have been partnering with MCACA, and will report out on their first year of a Building Public Will program. This will be followed by a networking lunch, and our awards announcement in the afternoon.

Information about the event and posting of all awards (after the announcement) will be available on the MCACA website.

MCACA Grant Deadline 6/1, Minigrants 8/3

MCACA deadline ARTMichigan Council for Arts& Cultural Affairs grant deadline is next Monday, June 1, 2015 for Operational Support, Project Support, Capital Improvements and Arts in Education Residency grants.  Minigrant projects and minigrant professional and organizational development grants are due on August 3. Funding cycle for all is October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016.  All applications must be submitted via egrant at mcaca.egrant.net.

Grant guidelines and program contacts are available at  http://ow.ly/MUsI1. Minigrant guidelines, grant workshop PowerPoints and related resources are posted on the NorthSkyNonprofitNetwork.com website and under the MCACA
tab on the SparksAndStarts.com website. Questions or assistance? Contact Region 2 regrant coordinator Mary Gillett at mgillett03@gmail.com.