MCACA Minigrant Program

LowellArts is the regional re-granting agency for the following 4b counties: Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Osceola.

Grant opportunities from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs administered by LowellArts include:

  • Arts Project Minigrant

  • Professional / Organizational Development Minigrant

  • Arts & Culture Trek Grant

  • Arts Equipment & Supplies Grant

LowellArts support for the these grant opportunities includes:

  • Answering any questions your organization has regarding your program and/or application

  • Grant writing assistance and budgeting consultation / assistance

  • Grant program administration and site-visits to funded projects

  • Questions or to set-up a consultation phone call, email, or site visit regarding your application, contact: Lorain Smalligan, LowellArts Executive Director, lorain@lowellartsmi.org, (616) 897-8545.

SmartSimple is the new online grant management software for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).

 

All grantees will use SmartSimple to apply for MCACA grants. New grantees will need to register their organization and create an organization profile.

More info about the NEW SmartSimple application process:

michiganbusiness.org/industries/mcaca/mcaca-grants/

Minigrants

The State of Michigan Minigrant Program is a partnership between the MCACA and fifteen regional re-granting agencies throughout the state. Two opportunities are available to address local arts and cultural needs as well as increasing public access to arts and culture, and two opportunities are available to assist Michigan K-12 schools access to art through transportation and supply funds.

Questions

Email Lorain Smalligan: lorain@lowellartsmi.org

Who Can Apply for Minigrants

You are able to apply for both the Arts Projects Minigrant and the POD Minigrant. Eligible Non-profit Organizations include (but not limited to):

 

  • 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)

Deadline to Apply

August 3, 2020​ 

 

More info about the NEW SmartSimple application process:

michiganbusiness.org/industries/mcaca/mcaca-grants/

School Grants

Apply for School Grants

You are able to apply for both the Arts & Culture Trek Grant and Arts Equipment & Supplies Grant.

  • Any Michigan K-12 school

Grants Open to Apply

August 15, 2020 to April 16, 2021

Arts Project Minigrant

 

Arts Project Minigrants provide up to $4,000 for production, presentation, and creation of arts and culture that promotes public engagement, diverse and excellent art, life-long learning in the arts, and the strengthening or livability of communities through locally developed arts and culture.

Professional / Organizational Development Minigrant (POD)

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

 

Arts & Culture Trek Grant

The Arts & Culture Trek Grant is to provide up to $500 to Michigan K-12 schools for transportation cost of an arts or culture related trip. The grants open on August 15, 2020 and closes on April 16, 2021 (or until all funds have been expended).

Arts Equipment & Supplies Grant

The Arts Equipment & Supplies Grant is to provide up to $1500 to Michigan K-12 schools to pay for arts equipment (including repairs of art equipment) or supplies being used within the classroom/school setting. Michigan K-12 teachers in any arts discipline may apply for the grant, including; creative writing, film/video, music, visual arts, and theater.  The grants open on August 15, 2020 and closes on April 16, 2021 (or until all funds have been expended).

About the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

A vibrant arts and cultural scene is important to strong communities and Michigan’s excellent quality-of-life, and ultimately, to Michigan’s economy.

 

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) strengthens arts and culture in Michigan by increasing its visibility; supporting arts education; encouraging new, creative and innovative works of art; and broadening cultural understanding. A key conduit for arts and cultural information, MCACA is also a source of arts and culture grant funding.

michiganbusiness.org

 

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LowellArts
223 W Main Street

Lowell, MI 49331

616-897-8545

info@lowellartsmi.org

Gallery Hours:

TUES thru FRI  10am-6pm

SAT 12pm-5pm

Closed July 3 to 6

Accessibility

LowellArts is accessible to all visitors – whatever their ability. Ramped entrance directly accessible from the handicapped parking area. Automatic door accessibility. Wheelchair accessible restrooms and pathways. Certified Service Animals welcome. Feel free to call in advance of your visit so we can accommodate any special needs.

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LowellArts is supported in part by:

LowellArts is supported by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.