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.

The FY2021 Round 2 deadline is January 15, 2021 5:00PM

Starting Fiscal Year 2021, you need to submit MCACA Minigrant applications using SmartSimple, a new application platform.

To apply, you must:

Information from your profile will be automatically entered into your application. Note that the “Assurances” part of your application will need to be complete BEFORE you can finalize your application.

Creating an account and navigating a new submission platform will require extra time so we encourage you to begin now. Below we will provide links to helpful documents that can aid you in the aforementioned process.

Getting Started
Recorded MCACA Minigrant Webinar on SmartSimple
hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing

This clip from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s workshop on the MCACA Minigrant application software, SmartSimple can guide you in navigating this new software and submitting your application.

View The SmartSimple Video Here
Due to COVID-19 conditions, we are posting online workshops and scheduling Minigrant Office Hours via Zoom for information about Arts Projects Minigrants and Professional Organizational Minigrants.


FY2020 Minigrant Recipients

Round 1

Arts Projects Grants
  • Dearborn Public Schools
  • Detroit Women’s Chorus
  • Hamtramck Free School
  • Mariners Inn
  • Seaway Chorale & Orchestra
  • Shakespeare in Detroit
Professional/Organizational Development Grants
  • Belleville Area Historical Society
  • Trinity House Theatre

FY2020 Minigrant Recipients

Round 2

Arts Projects Grants
  • Arts League of Michigan
  • Black & Brown Theatre
  • The CASOE Group
  • Christ Child House
  • Crash Detroit Productions
  • Mint Artists Guild
  • Southwest Economic Solutions
  • Wyandot of Anderdon Nation
Professional/Organizational Development Grants
  • Living Arts
  • Opera Modo

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

Are you located in Oakland or Macomb Counties? Click on this link for the Minigrant workshops being given by The Art Center as Region 10a Regrantor of MCACA Minigrants.

To find your State Senator, click here.

To find your State Representative, click here.

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