MCACA Art Minigrant Program
The MCACA Art Minigrant program is a grants-giving partnership funded by the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and administered locally by CUPPAD. There are 19 designated regions throughout the state; CUPPAD administers the program within the central Upper Peninsula. Region 12 consists of Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee and Schoolcraft Counties.
There are two types of grants available for the FY14 Minigrant Program: Art Project grants; and Professional and Organizational Development (POD) grants.
Art Project Grants:
Grants for Art Projects provide up to $4,000 for locally developed, high quality arts and cultural projects. Applicants are limited to non-profit organizations, schools, colleges/universities and municipalities. Eligible projects include a wide variety of arts/cultural related activities such as: exhibits, reading workshops, festivals, after-school art programs, community concerts. Grants awarded must not exceed 50% of total project costs. A 1:1 cash/in-kind match is required. See the guidelines below for more information and a listing of eligible and ineligible expense items.
Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Grants:
The Professional and Organizational Development (POD) grants provide up to $1,500 to assist nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and professional artists (new to the FY14 program - professional artists may apply) with opportunities that specifically improve their business management and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically. These grants can be used to attend conferences, workshops, seminars or to hire short-term consultants. Grants awarded must not exceed 75% of total project cost up to $1,500. A 25% cash or in-kind match is required. See the guidelines below for more information and a listing of Professional Development Opportunities.
Applicants must use the MCACA on-line application at mcaca.egrant.net (no www). Use the instructions provided in the minigrant program guidelines; there is a separate set of guidelines for each program. (Links below).
Help in preparing your application is available by contacting the CUPPAD office at 906.786.9234.
State of Michigan agencies, departments or commissions; and organizations with unmet obligations on a Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs grant may not apply for a Minigrant.
Please note: All applicants who are arts and cultural organizations must participate in the Michigan Cultural Data Project (Michigan CDP). Applicants can register at www.miculturaldata.org.
For more information on the Michigan Cultural Data Project and to see when the next training session is visit www.miculturaldata.org.
There will be One Round of Funding for Fiscal Year 2014.
Deadline: Applications must be Submitted online by 11:59 p.M. October 15, 2013.
Projects Must Take Place During this Period:
January 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014
- FY14 Minigrant Professional or Organizational Development (POD) Grant Guidelines
- Michigan Council For Arts And Cultural Affairs
- ArtServe Michigan
- Michigan Humanities Grant Information
- Michigan Cultural Data Project
For more information regarding Art Minigrants in the Central Upper Peninsula, please contact Bonnie Strem.
Questions? Call us at 906-786-9234 or