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MACC Minigrant Program

Regional Regranting Program

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LowellArts support to Region 4B Grant Applicants

Support provided by LowellArts to eligible organizations and individuals in Region 4B includes: answering any questions you or your organization has regarding your program or application,​ consultation and assistance with grant writing and budgeting,​ and grant program administration including site-visits to funded projects.

Contact LowellArts directly with questions or to set-up a consultation phone call, email, or site visit regarding your application.

LowellArts MACC Minigrant Regrantor
Lorain Smalligan
Email, (616) 897-8545

Michigan Arts & Culture Council

Regional Regranting Program

LowellArts is one of fifteen nonprofit organizations in Michigan that participates in the Regional Regranting Program. LowellArts receives support from the State of Michigan's Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC) and regrants funds to counties in Region 4B.


Grants available to eligible organizations through this program are called Minigrants. Two Minigrants are available: Projects Minigrants and Professional / Organizational Development (POD) Minigrants.


LowellArts administers the Minigrant Program for counties in Region 4B which includes: Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Osceola counties.

Minigrant Program

Projects Minigrant provides up to $4,000 to support special opportunities and address arts and cultural needs locally. The grant can assist in promoting public engagement, diverse and distinctive art, lifelong learning in the arts and the strengthening or livability of communities. Through the arts, projects can support a broad range of artistic expression from all cultures through projects which preserve, produce or present traditional or contemporary arts and culture and/or arts education.

FY24 Projects Minigrant program is now open for applications. Deadline to apply for ROUND ONE funding is August 3, 2023. ROUND TWO funding is not available this year. Find the grant guidelines below.

Professional / Organizational Development Minigrant (POD) provides up to $1,500 to assist non-profit arts and cultural organizations, artists, arts administrators, arts educators and film professionals with opportunities that specifically improve their management and/or brings the artist or arts organization to another level artistically. The Minigrant POD program may provide Michigan arts and cultural orgs, artists, arts administrators and arts educators a presence at national conferences and workshops. 

FY24 Professional or Organization Development Minigrant (POD) is now open for applications. Deadline to apply for ROUND ONE funding is August 3, 2023. ROUND TWO funding is not available this year. Find the grant guidelines below.

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How to Apply Using SmartSimple

MACC uses the SmartSimple grant portal for all applications.


SmartSimple registration instructions and SmartSimple Profile instructions are included with the guidelines for each grant program as well as through the links below.


New grantees will need to register and create a profile in the SmartSimple grant portal.

Here are some helpful links:

MACC Grant Basics
Getting a Unique Entity ID

Quick Start - Unique Entity ID
SmartSimple Registration
SmartSimple Profile
SmartSimple User Management
SmartSimple Multiple Users

Grant App Fee Guidelines

LowellArts Past Region 4B Minigrant Awards

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Fiscal Year 2022

Fiscal Year 2021-Round 2

Fiscal Year 2021

Fiscal Year 2020

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Fiscal Year 2017

Fiscal Year 2016

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Sign up to receive email notifications from LowellArts about upcoming MACC Minigrant deadlines and guidelines.


Two opportunities are available to address local arts and cultural needs and/or to increase public access to arts and culture.


  • Projects Minigrants

  • Professional / Organizational Development (POD) Minigrants

Fiscal Year 2024 Deadlines


Round 1 Minigrants

August 3, 2023 (Deadline has passed.)

Round 2 Minigrants

No Round 2 Minigrants available this year.


Who Can Apply

You are able to apply for both the Projects Minigrant and the POD Minigrant.


Eligible Organizations

Service Organizations | Arts Organizations | Parks and Recreational Organizations | Libraries | Professional Associations | Public and Non-Public Schools | Cities, Townships, and Villages | Individual Artists (POD Grants only)


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