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The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo administers three grant programs for which individual artists, arts organizations, and non-profits may apply.  All granting cycles' availabilities, deadlines, maximum ask amounts, and application release dates are subject to change.

 

Grant Application Deadlines

* E-blast notification will be sent when the a grant cycle opens.  There will be a 30 day application period.  (ex.  Opens March 1, 2016, due April 1, 2016).   If you are not on our email list, you can sign up on our main page  - www.kalamazooarts.org.

Grant Final Report Deadlines

Final Reports for grants received through the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo are due within 30 days of project completion.  To receive a copy of a final report, please visit the Grants Resources page. If you would like to verify your specific Final Report deadline date, please contact Executive Director Kristen Chesak via email, kchesak@kalamazooarts.org or phone at (269) 342-5059.

 

Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County

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.


 

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Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative

Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI), funded by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, is divided into two categories: Artist Support and Arts Projects.


 

  • Arts Project Grant Maximum Ask: $4,500.00
  • Artist Support Grant Maximum Ask: $2,000.00
  • Grant Guidelines: 2016 KADI Grant Guidelines (New simpler guidelines!)
  • Application:  CLICK HERE
  • Application Release Date: April 1, 2016
  • Application Deadline Date: May 2, 2016

Need assistance with writing your grant?  Grant workshops are available at ONEPlace through the Kalamazoo Public Library.  You can also contact the Arts Council at 269.342.5059.

Award Recipients Press Releases by Year

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.


 

  • Artistic Project or Professional Development Grant Maximum Ask: $500.00
  • Grant Guidelines: KADI Immediate Needs Minigrant Guidelines (New simpler guidelines!)
  • Application: CLICK HERE 
  • Application Deadline Date: January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15
     

Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs Minigrant

The State of Michigan, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), Region 8 Minigrant is our state-funded grant. The Minigrant program is a partnership between the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and 10 regional regranting agencies throughout the state. 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.

Click here to find your Regional Regranting Agency.

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.
 


 

  • Guideline Release Date: FY17 Project Guidelines | FY17 POD Guidelines
  • Professional Development Maximum Ask: $1,500.00
  • Workshops Led by MCACA Staff.  Various locations throughout Michigan.  CLICK HERE.
  • Application Release Date: Application available online at mcaca.egrant.net.
  • Application Deadline Date: January 15th, 2017
  • Eligibility: Applicants are limited to registered non-profit organizations, schools, colleges/universities and municipalities, located in the state of Michigan. Federal and State agencies are not eligible to apply.  Professional Development grant requests are open to both 501(c)(3) organizations as well as Individual Professional Artists.

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.

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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) and the Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI) 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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