Art Grants

CUPPAD no longer administers the Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC) Arts Minigrants, but the Upper Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance does!

Michigan Arts & Culture Council (MACC) minigrants are available through the Upper Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance to Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities for arts and cultural projects, professional and organizational development, and school bus trips, arts equipment and art supplies. Granting period is October 1 through September 30 each year.

The Alliance is the Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC) (formerly MCACA) Region: 1b – the central Upper Peninsula, serving counties: 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.

Find the official grant guidelines here.

Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission