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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Mural Celebrates Immigrant & Migrant Workers

Mural Celebrates Immigrant & Migrant Workers

In Traverse City, the Justice and Peace Advocacy Center, Garage Cultural and Alluvion Arts @ 414 present a site specific mural celebrating the lives of local immigrant and migrant workers in our community. This project is designed to change ...
Up North Arts Summer Camp

Up North Arts Summer Camp

For four days in August, 2022, 32 kindergarten through eighth grade students were immersed in a visual arts experience at Up North Arts. Students in the area have historically lacked visual art experiences during the summer months. Nature, ...
Concerts on the Lawn Share Summer Sounds in TC

Concerts on the Lawn Share Summer Sounds in TC

The 2022 Concerts on the Lawn music series is offered by Grand Traverse Pavilions as part of its ongoing "music therapy" programming for the 300+ elderly residents that call the Pavilions home. As the only municipal skilled nursing facility in ...
Fall into Arts with NW MI Arts & Culture Network

Fall into Arts with NW MI Arts & Culture Network

From the 9/30 Traverse City Record-Eagle  Autumn swept into northern Michigan last week. As temps turn brisk and trees erupt in color, the cultural scene is embracing the season with new exhibits, new programming, and new starts. It’s an ...
Blessing of the Fleet in Harbor Springs

Blessing of the Fleet in Harbor Springs

In the summer of 2022, the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society (HSAHS) hosted the 10th Annual Blessing of the Fleet on Little Traverse Bay. In order to educate and record the history of this event, the HSAHS curated a Blessing of the Fleet ...