Minigrant Projects at Work in Northwest Michigan

Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network is the Region 2 Partner for Michigan Arts & Culture Council’s Regional Regrant program, serving the ten counties of Northwest Michigan – Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee & Wexford counties. During the past year, the Network awarded $55,480 in MACC minigrant awards to 23 grantees. 

Minigrants support a range of projects in schools, communities and organizations – ranging from enrichment programs for children to public art installations, civic theatre to open air community concerts, historical displays to new works by authors, musicians and filmmakers. The scope is vast as are the creative talents who bring them to life and the community residents of all ages who benefit. 

See the spotlights below for an example of our Minigrants at work throughout Northwest Michigan.
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MG: Creative Artists at the Missaukee Library

MG: Creative Artists at the Missaukee Library

Students and teachers from 12 classrooms, grades 2-4, visited the Missaukee District Library for arts education through its Creative Artists at the Library program between January and May 2022. Local artist, Denise Rubin, designed each ...
Forest Area Schools Band Camp

Forest Area Schools Band Camp

During July 2021, Forest Area Schools offered an intensive band camp for 32 middle school and high school students in preparation of our fall marching season and upcoming school year. The camp was lead by the music teacher and color guard coach ...
FLOW: When Art Meets Water

FLOW: When Art Meets Water

For the Love of Water received a minigrant for a unique video performance video, I am Invisible.  Anne-Marie Oomen and Ari Mokdad, artists who have worked with FLOW in the past on FLOW’s “Art Meets Water” program, completed a nine-minute ...
Art on the TART

Art on the TART

Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails (TART) have received several minigrants to support public art along its lengthy trail system, including this recent project, "Conservation Conversation" by artist collective Sous la Ciel at the ...
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra “Little Bay Live”

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra “Little Bay Live”

During summer 2021, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra (GLCO) presented outdoor, informal live musical performances for residents and visitors in the northern Michigan communities of Petoskey, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, and East Jordan. The new ...