CUPPAD administers the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Arts Minigrant Program, funded by the State of Michigan. There are 19 designated regions throughout the state; CUPPAD administers within the counties of Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, and Schoolcraft.
Minigrants Arts Projects provide up to $4,000, on a 1:1 matching basis, for locally developed, high quality arts and cultural projects, which are special opportunities to address local arts and cultural needs and increase public access to arts and culture. Minigrants support a broad range of artistic expression from all cultures through projects which preserve, produce, or present traditional or contemporary arts and culture.
Professional or Organizational Development (POD) Minigrants offer up to $1,500 to assist non-profits and cultural organizations, artists, arts educators, and more with opportunities that may bring the artist or organization to another level artistically.
*NEW* grants available for fiscal year 2022:
How to Apply
Final reports are due 30 days after the completion of the project and must be submitted on SmartSimple or risk refunding the grant. Final report instructions can be reviewed here:
More information on the arts minigranting directions, process, and eligibility can be found at https://www.michiganbusiness.org/industries/mcaca/mcaca-grants/
If you need assistance regarding Art Minigrants applications in the Central Upper Peninsula, please contact Dotty LaJoye at firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 786-9234 ext. 1376