About MCACA Minigrants

CultureSource serves as the regranting agency for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs(MCACA) Minigrant program in Region 10b, Wayne County. The Minigrant program is a partnership between MCACA and Regional Regranting Agencies throughout the state.

Minigrants 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. In addition, the Minigrant program includes a category for Professional or Organizational Development (POD) to assist nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, administrators, and artists with opportunities that specifically improve their business management and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically.

Nonprofit organizations located in Wayne County may apply for up to $4,000 per Arts Project and up to $1,500 for Professional/Organizational Development. There are matching funds requirements and applications are competitively scored by a panel of locally-based reviewers with experience in the arts, culture, heritage, education, and nonprofit best practices. There are two rounds of funding per fiscal year, with the following deadlines:

The FY2020 Round 1 deadline is August 3, 2019

As the regranting agency for Wayne County (Region 10b), CultureSource will host Minigrant Workshops in advance of each deadline:

  • Monday, June 17, 3:30-5:00pm, PARC (Plymouth Arts and Recreation Center), Plymouth
  • Thursday, June 27, Noon-1:30pm, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn
  • Tuesday, July 9, Noon-1:30pm, University of Michigan Detroit Center, Detroit
  • Wednesday, July 17, 10:30am-Noon, Mexicantown Community Development Corp., Detroit

Please contact Jane Linn at 313-831-1151 or jlinn@culturesource.org.

FY2019 Minigrant Recipients

Round 1

Arts Projects Grants
  • Black & Brown Theatre
  • Focus: HOPE
  • Fordson High School
  • Key Way to Kids
  • Marche du Nain Rouge
  • Mariners Inn
  • Niji Iro Elementary PTA
  • Planet Ant Theatre
  • The Tuxedo Project
  • University Liggett School
Professional/Organizational Development Grants
  • Charles (Chazz) Miller
  • Harriet Steinke
  • Opera MODO

Round 2

A total of $22,950 was awarded to recipients of 2019 Round 2 Minigrants

Arts Projects Grants
  • Artspectrum
  • Community Aid & Development Corporation
  • Crash Detroit Productions
  • Detroit Youth Volume
  • Grosse Pointe South High School
  • Haitian Network Group of Detroit
  • Holding House
  • Mint Artists Guild
  • St Matthew’s & St Joseph’s Episcopal Church
Professional/Organizational Development Grants
  • Downriver Community Band
  • Stephanie Glazier
  • Heritage Works

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