Michigan Arts & Culture Council Minigrants
Michigan Arts & Culture Council (MACC) minigrants are available through Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network to Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities for arts and cultural projects, professional and organizational development, and school bus trips, arts equipment and art supplies. Granting period is October 1 through September 30 each year.
The Northwest Michigan Arts and Culture Network is the Michigan Arts & Culture Council regrant agency for Region 2 (Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee & Wexford).
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MACC Minigrants – Region 2
The following MACC Minigrants are available annually, administered through the NW MI Arts & Culture Network:
Project Minigrants (up to $4,000)
Supports arts & cultural projects led by nonprofit organizations, schools & municipalities in Northwest Michigan. Guidelines
Professional & Organizational Development – “POD” – Minigrants (up to $1,500)
Supports professional development by individual artists, culture bearers, administrators, arts educators &organizations (i.e. conferences, training, board development & related learning) Guidelines
Additional School Minigrants are available directly through MACC:
Arts Trek – School Bus Minigrants (up to $500 for transportation to arts & cultural experiences) Guidelines
School Art Supplies & Equipment Minigrants (up to $1,500) Guidelines
Annual Minigrant Deadlines
Round 1: August 3 – 5pm
Round 2: January 15 – 5pm – NOTE: There will be NO Round2 in 2024
(Note: Round 2 is NOT guaranteed & will be held ONLY if funding is available after Round 1. Announced mid-October.)
Informational Webinars, Consults & Drop-in Assistance
NW Michigan Arts & Culture Network presents one-hour webinars and virtual Q&A sessions April – July, by request, or prior to deadlines to review guidelines and assist prospective applicants. Private consultations by phone. Zoom or in person can also be scheduled year-round. Contact email@example.com for information and Zoom link.
Zoom link for Webinars/Office Hours
Additional MACC Grant Opportunities
Michigan Arts & Culture Council offers several larger grant opportunities annually. Link to the MACC site below for specific program guidelines.
- Applications due annually on 6/1 include: Operational Support, Project Support, Capital Improvements, and New Leaders.
- Applications due annually on 8/3 include Arts in Education and Community Partners.
Grant Guidelines, Application Links & Information
Link to guidelines and support materials below.
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