2012 Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Mini-grants Announced

Leelanau, Antrim, Benzie, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Manistee and Wexford counties will have the opportunity to apply for project mini-grants up to $4,000 offered through the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs regrant program and administered through NorthSky Nonprofit Network. Funding is available for projects underway January 1 – September 30. Guidelines and application forms are available here.2012 MCACA Minigrant Guidelines[1].pdf  2012 MCACA Minigrant Application[1].doc   2012 MCACA Minigrant Application[1].pdf


Please mark the following dates and key points: 


Monday, 8/15 through 10/3: Applications and guidelines are available on NorthSky website. 


Monday, 8/22: Application workshop at Traverse City Chamber of Commerce, 11am-1pm (brown bag lunch). Registration is not required.


Monday, 8/29: Application workshop at Cadillac Wexford Public Library 3-5pm.Registration is not required.


Tuesday, 9/13: CDP Data Project workshop at Traverse City Chamber of Commerce, 10-11:30 (all applicants must be registered with CDP). Registration is required


Tuesday, 9/13: Work session – CDP follow-up and Minigrant application assistance @ Traverse City Chamber of Commerce (11:30am-1:30pm). Registration is not required.


Monday, 10/3: Application deadline. Postmark by 10/3/2011 or hand deliver to NorthSky by 4pm on 10/3/2011.


Please note that participating arts organizations applying for minigrants must be registered with the Cultural Data Project. A CDP workshop will be offered in Traverse City on Tuesday, September 13, followed by an open work session from 11:30am to 1:30pm to enter data on your own laptop and/or obtain minigrant application assistance.


Contact: Mary Bevans Gillett, minigrant coordinator, 231-883-8388 or mgillett@chartermi.net for further information.