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Zoom Chat 9/3, School Grants, Arts Ed Week, Kudos

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Monthly Zoom Roundtable

Thursday, 9/3, 10am

Open to all, join colleagues to share updates, opportunities & issues
Zoom Link Here

Join Us for a Socially Distanced Network Happy Hour
Thursday, 9/17, 4pm at Michigan Legacy Art Park

Mark the date and plan to join us at Michigan Legacy Art Park for an outdoor, socially distanced happy hour with members and friends of the Northwest Michigan Arts & Cultural Affairs. Join us for an informal chance to informally meet and enjoy the park with colleagues and friends. More info to come.


New School Minigrants Available

Funds for Arts Education Supplies, Equipment & Field Trips

New for FY21. Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network as the MCACA Region 2 Regrant Agency, is now administering MCACA minigrants available to schools to offset costs for art supplies, arts equipment and bus transportation for arts and cultural field trips. Applications are now open and will be processed on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. Applicants must be schools – including accredited PreK-12 public, non-public, and private schools, home school, local and intermediate school districts, regional educational services agencies and accredited Head Start programs. Minigrants include:
Arts Education Supplies & Equipment, up to $1,500
Bus Tranportation Grants for Arts & Cultural Excursions, up to $500
Link to guidelines above or for more information visit the Network website.
Please share these opportunities with your community schools and those who could visit or partner with artists and organizations offering these experiences.

Final Report Deadlines Approaching 9/30

A quick reminder that MCACA final reports for the past year (FY20) are due on 9/30/20 unless you received an extension or other COVID related modification. All final reports will be submitted to mcaca.egrant.net (not Smart Simple) using your e-grant password and log-in. This will be the last time e-grant is used.

FY21 Funding Announcement

For those who applied for MCACA grants or minigrants – no date has been set yet for FY21 grant award announcements, traditionally made in September/October. Notification will be made as soon as available.

DataArts CDP Webinar 9/23

DataArts is offering the webinar: “Changes To Come For The Cultural Data Profile: What Grantmakers Need to Know About Funder Reports”, on Wednesday September 23, 2020 @ 1 p.m. Register and info here. 


Shining a Light on Good News & Doings in the Network

September 13-19, 2020

Join the Network and Americans for the Arts in celebrating and raising awareness for the importance of supporting arts and culture in education. AFTA offers many resources online including its Five Ways to Partner resource guide, Arts in Education Social Media Guide, the Arts Education Action Kit, and the Arts Educator Navigator. Tools will also be available on the Network’s www.nwmiarts.org site under Tools.



 Help share our Facebook pages with our regional communities and among our arts and cultural colleagues. group has been set up for Network members, artists, organizations and colleagues in our creative communities. It’s our goal to share questions,

Arts and cultural colleagues are invited to share information, ask questions and recommend resources, etc. on the private Facebook group page. To join, visit and request to join the private group here: NW MI Arts & Culture Network Community

The public page is available to share events and news from all of our regional arts and cultural organizations, artists and creative community projects – please share your posts. And – please help build our exposure by liking the page and inviting others to NW MI Arts & Culture Network 










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