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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Art Rapids Clay Workshops

Art Rapids Clay Workshops

Art Rapids in Elk Rapids used its minigrant to offer clay workshops for children in Antrim county during summer 2021. Two different age groups benefitted from Art Rapids Clay Camp with Phil Wilson of ClaySpace. All took place at Art Rapids Walk ...
The Croft Dance Residency

The Croft Dance Residency

An FY21 Minigrant supported summer dance residencies at The Croft Residency is a creative residency program for movement. The Croft holds space for embodied engagement. Movement research that is nourished by time, site, and location. We do this ...
Mashup Rock & Roll Musical

Mashup Rock & Roll Musical

Mashup Rock & Roll Musical received minigrants in FY21 and FY22 to support its productions, Scooby Doo-Wop and A Midsummer Night's California Dream. Mashup Rock & Roll Musical has been embracing the weird and producing work in Traverse ...
McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation

McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation

A $4,000 MCACA minigrant supported the acquisition of artwork from northern Michigan artists for McLaren Northern Michigan (MNM)’s new hospital lobby which opened August 2021. The Art Program is part of MNM’s Building the Future of Health Care ...
Minigrant Spotlight: Good Hart Artist Residency

Minigrant Spotlight: Good Hart Artist Residency

The Good Hart Artist Residency in Harbor Springs have benefited from several Project and POD minigrants as their programs has grown since becoming a 501c3 in 2017. In FY21, Good Hart Artist Residency received a a Minigrant to fund the cost of ...