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MACC MINIGRANTS

Supporting the Arts in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties

CultureSource serves as the regranting agency for the Michigan Arts and Culture Council Minigrant program in Region 10, serving Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. 

Through administering this program, CultureSource manages four minigrant opportunities geared towards nonprofits and institutions, artists, and schools in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. Explore the four opportunities below and consider applying. These programs run annually, and do not preference previous applicants, so you may apply year after year.

Arts Project Grants

For Nonprofits and Institutions

  • Arts Projects Minigrants fund artistic and cultural projects that nonprofit organizations are proposing, which have artistic merit, community impact, and project implementation and management capability.
  • Schools, places of worship, and institutions are also eligible to apply for this minigrant program.
  • Eligible applicants may apply for up to $4,000 for a project taking place during the grant period.
  • Typically, there are two rounds of funding for this program. Round 1 with a summer deadline, and Round 2 with an early winter deadline.

Key Dates: FY23 Round Two
Applications Open: October 1, 2022
Applications Close: January 15, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Note: If your organization currently receives Operational Support or Project Support via the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, your organization is ineligible for an Arts Project Minigrant in the same fiscal year. Although, your organization is still eligible to apply for a Professional Development Minigrant.

Art Supplies Grants

For PreK-12 Educators

  • Arts Equipment & Supplies Minigrants provide up to $1,500 to pay for schools’ arts equipment (including repairs of arts equipment) or supplies being used for art education in a classroom/school setting.
  • Michigan preK-12 teachers in any arts discipline may apply for the grant, including creative writing, dance, film/video, music, visual arts, and theatre. Applicants must be preK-12 educational institutions, public or non-public schools, private schools, home schools, school districts, intermediate school districts/regional educational service agencies or accredited Head Start programs.
  • Purchases and repairs must take place between October 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. Grants are made on a reimbursement basis.

Key Dates: FY23 Round Two
Applications Open: October 1, 2022
Applications Close: January 15, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Bus Trek Grants

For PreK-12 Educators

  • Bus Trek Minigrants provide up to $500 for the transportation expenses for an arts or culture-related field trip.
  • Applicants must be preK-12 educational institutions, public or non-public schools, private schools, home schools, school districts, intermediate school districts/regional educational service agencies or accredited Head Start programs.
  • Field trips must take place between October 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. Grants are made on a reimbursement basis.

Key Dates: FY23 Round Two
Applications Open: October 1, 2022
Applications Close: January 15, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Professional Development Grants

For Nonprofit Professionals

  • Professional Organizational Development (POD) Minigrants fund nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, artists, arts administrators, and arts educators opportunities that specifically improves their management and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically or administratively.
  • Eligible applicants may apply for up to $1,500 for a project taking place during the grant period

Key Dates: FY23 Round Two
Applications Open: October 1, 2022
Applications Close: January 15, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Grantees

FY 2023 Arts Projects Minigrants — Round One

  • Chaldean Community Foundation
  • Life Remodeled–A Nonprofit Corporation
  • Marche Du Nain Rouge
  • Mariners Inn
  • Michigan Jazz Festival
  • Michigan Stage
  • Motor City Sings
  • Shakespeare In Detroit
  • St. Matthew & St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church
  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
  • TeMaTé Institute for Black Dance and Culture
  • Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corporation

FY 2023 Professional/Organizational Development Minigrants – Round One

  • Imani Mixon
  • Cabaret 313
  • Signal-Return
  • Clinton-Macomb Public Library

FY 2022 Arts Project Minigrants – Round Two

  • Capturing Belief
  • Detroit Public Schools Community District
  • Lincoln Center
  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
  • Haitian Network Group of Detroit
  • Southwest Economic Solutions
  • Dearborn Public Schools

FY 2022 Arts Project Minigrants – Round One

  • City of Hamtramck Arts and Culture Commission
  • Mariners Inn
  • Steve Wood Music Institute for Detroit Flute Guild
  • TeMaTé Institute for Black Dance and Culture
  • Garage Cultural
  • Michigan Jazz Festival

FY 2021 Arts Projects Minigrants – Round Two

  • City of Asylum-Detroit
  • The Yunion
  • Detroit Suzuki Academy of Music
  • Hellenic Museum of Michigan
  • Higher Praise Worship Ministry
  • People for Palmer Park

FY 2021 Arts Projects Minigrants – Round One

  • Artspectrum
  • Global Detroit
  • Lincoln Center
  • Mariners Inn
  • St Matthew’s & St Joseph’s Episcopal Church
  • Southwest Detroit Business Association
  • Southwest Economic Solutions
  • University Liggett School

FY 2021 Professional/Organizational Development Minigrants – Round One

  • Ajara Alghali
  • Detroit Sound Conservancy
  • Stephanie Glazier
  • Cinema Lamont
  • Andrew Morton

FY 2020 Arts Projects Minigrants

  • ArtSpectrum
  • Global Detroit
  • Lincoln Center
  • Mariners’ Inn
  • Southwest Detroit Business Association / COMPAS
  • Southwest Economic Solutions
  • St. Matthew’s and St. Joseph’s

FY 2020 Professional/Organizational Development Minigrants

  • Ajara Alghali
  • Cinema Lamont
  • Detroit Sound Conservancy
  • Stephanie Glazier
  • Andrew Morton

More Information

Applications are submitted through MACC’s SmartSimple application portal. Please start your application early as the application is very detailed and SmartSimple can be challenging to navigate. Check out these Setup Instructions to help get you started with SmartSimple.

For your application, you’ll need to identify your legislative district. If your application receives funding, you are required to write your legislators to share more about your artistic work and practice.

We’d like to thank our partners at the Anton Art Center for their continued support in merging Regions 10a and 10b into one region, Region 10, which is now housed at CultureSource. Applicants in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties will now apply for minigrant opportunities through CultureSource.

Don’t See Your County?

Ready to Apply?
See the Application Instructions for each program above.

Questions?
Please contact our Resource Services Manager at grants@culturesource.org

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