Minigrant Projects – Round 2 Open
Applications Due 1/15 – Info Webinars

Round 2 grant applications are being accepted for Minigrant Projects taking place March 1 – September 30, 2021. Deadline is 1/15/2020, 5pm, via mcaca.smartsimple.com. Requests accepted for funding up to $4,000 in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties. Guidelines, information and PPT overview on the NW MI Arts & Culture website.

Informational Webinars 11/30, 12/4, 12/9

Want to learn more about minigrant projects or the school minigrants? Informational webinars are available via Zoom. No registration needed. Info? arts@nwmiarts.net 

School Minigrants Open – Supplies, Equipment, Busses

Minigrants for are available for NW Michigan schools to cover costs for arts education supplies, equipment or bus costs for arts and cultural excursions during the current 2019-2020 school year. Requests up to $1,500 for suppplies/equipment and $500 for buses. Guidelines here and on the NW MI Arts & Culture website.

Questions?  arts@nwmiarts.net

Holiday Markets? Online Promotions?

Many of our traditional holiday markets, art shows and events aren’t available in 2020 due to COVID. Are you promoting and selling online? Are you offering limited on-site options? How are your promoting and how can the Network support you?

Please share. We will help cross promote and share through our PR, website and social media. We are also working on added coverage.

December Zoom Network Roundtable

Thursday, December 3, 10am
Zoom Link Here

New COVID Pause Restrictions through 12/8

On Sunday, November 15, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates. The order  is in place through December 8

Link here for the full order, further information and resources. In addition, here are a few quick links:


As we enter this week of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to the artists, organizataions, champions and communities that create, advocate and work so hard to assure arts and culture survive and thrive in Northern Michigan. We are thankful every day, but especially this very challenging COVID year when so much has been shaken and uncertain. You are appreciated and valued. 
Thank you for being a part of the NW Michigan Arts & Culture Network!

Join Us! Link here for membership info   Questions? arts@nwmiarts.net.






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