The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) today announced an increase in funding to $6.1 million for its Fiscal Year 2013 programs.
- Program for Operations and Project Support – Provides specific operational support to arts and cultural organizations only. Municipalities, schools and non-arts nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply in the Projects Support category. MCACA defines arts and cultural organizations as those organizations whose primary mission is to provide an experience, including a learning experience, that is based in a specific arts or cultural discipline.
- Capital Improvements – Provides funding assistance to Michigan nonprofit organizations and municipalities for the expansion, renovation or construction of cultural facilities; upgrade of equipment and furnishing to provide a competitive and up-to-date environment; equipment and instrument acquisitions that are integral to the implementation of events and services.
- Mini-grants – A partnership between the MCACA and 19 regional re-granting agencies throughout the state. There are two components of the Mini-grant program, Arts Projects and Professional Development grants. These are special opportunities to address local arts and cultural needs as well as increase public access to arts and culture.
Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities are eligible to apply for projects that would take place between January 1, 2013 and September 30, 2013. Completed online applications are due on October 1, 2012.
Detroit – Tuesday, July 31, 1 to 3 p.m.
Max M. Fisher Music Center
Allesee Rehearsal Hall
3711 Woodward Avenue
(Enter at the stage door entrance which is off the alley that runs behind the building)
Grand Rapids Ballet
341 Ellsworth Avenue Southwest (131 and Wealthy)
1210 Turner St.
Old Town, Lansing
Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum
123 West Baraga Avenue
St. Ignace Public Library
110 West Spruce Street