Exciting news! The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs is offering Michigan K-12 schools grants for arts equipment and supplies, as well as for bus grants, through their regional regranters. If your organization is located in Wayne County, your regrantor is CultureSource, where your application will be managed.

CultureSource serves the seven counties of southeast Michigan and finding your regrantor depends on the county you are located in. If you are in Oakland or Macomb counties, your regrantor is the Anton Art Center. For organizations in Livingston, Monroe, or Washtenaw counties, your regranting agency is the Arts Alliance. And if you are in St. Clair County, the agency administering MCACA’s programs is the Huron County Economic Development Corp.

Arts Equipment & Supplies Grants
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) is offering Michigan K-12 schools grants of up to $1,500 to pay for arts equipment (including repairs of arts 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, dance, film/video, music, visual arts and theatre. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis.

Here is a link to the Arts Equipment & Supplies grant program guidelines.

A preview of those guidelines may help you decide whether you can apply:
Are you eligible to apply for an Arts Equipment & Supplies Grant?

  • Purchases and repairs must take place between October 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
  • Applicants must be accredited Michigan PreK-12 educational institution, public or non-public school, private school, home school, school district, intermediate school district/regional educational service agency or an accredited Head Start program.
  • Applicants may receive only one Art Equipment & Supplies grant per school building, per school year. In addition, the same school may not receive this grant in two consecutive years, so should not apply.
  • A certified teacher must be the primary contact.
  • Furniture or equipment that becomes part of the school building is not eligible.

Bus Grants
MCACA is offering grants of up to $500 to Michigan K-12 schools for the transportation cost of an arts or culture related field trip.

Here is a link to the Bus Grants program guidelines.

A preview of those guidelines may help you decide whether you can apply:
Are you eligible to apply for a Bus Grant?

  • Applicants must be an accredited Michigan preK-12 educational institution, public or non-public school, private school, home school, school district, intermediate school district/regional educational service agency or an accredited Head Start program.
  • The field trip must take place between October 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
  • Grants will only be awarded to one applicant per educational institution.
  • A certified teacher leading the field trip must be the primary contact.
  • Travel and expenses associated with student competitions and/or performances, such as student band festivals, choir, or theatre tours are not eligible.
  • Incomplete applications, trips without specific dates, and applications without transportation estimates will not be considered.
  • Private/personal transportation costs are not eligible (i.e. parent’s cars).

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