The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo administers four grant programs for which individual artists, arts organizations, and non-profits may apply. All granting cycles’ availability, deadlines, maximum ask amounts, and application release dates are subject to change. Eligibility for application is in a PDF with each grant.
Most require an active membership with the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.
Grant Application Deadlines
The Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, provides support across two categories of grants, one for individual artists and one for 501(c)(3) arts organizations through project support. Special emphasis is placed on ethnic/minority, tribal and rural communities, thereby strengthening the quality and diversity of the arts in the greater Kalamazoo community.
Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI), funded by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, is divided into two categories: Artist Support and Arts Projects.
Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative Immediate Needs Minigrant
Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI) Immediate Needs Minigrant, funded by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, provides funding for individual artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition, performance or deadline dates.
The State of Michigan, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), Region 8 Minigrant is our state-funded grant program. Minigrants provide up to $4,000 for locally developed, high-quality arts and cultural projects as well as up to $1,500 for professional and organizational development. These are special opportunities to address local arts and cultural needs, as well as increasing 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 and/or arts education.
The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, the Regional Regranting Agency for Region 8, serves the following seven counties in Michigan’s Southwest Prosperity Region: Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren.
To read about other grant opportunities from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, click here to visit them online.
A portion of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Award Recipients Press Releases by Year
The MAGIK program is specifically intended to fund collaborative efforts between neighborhood associations, or community groups, and artists and arts organizations that are working with youth. These projects shold not only result in the growth and development of the youth involved, but also have a meaningful impact on the neighborhood or community in which the project takes place.
If you have any questions regarding the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s grants, please contact Kristen Chesak by calling our office at: 269-342-5059 or by email at KChesak@kalamazooarts.org
The Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County (AF), the Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI) and MAGIK grant applications are online with SlideRoom. A free applicant account is required to apply. Click here to view our current live programs.
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