Grant Resources



Arts Council Services


The Arts Council offers consulting with individuals and organizations on such topics as grant writing, marketing, and board development. We provide technical assistance as well as referrals.


Before each grant deadline, the Arts Council holds a workshop to explain the grant’s specifications. We also offer workshops on a variety of arts administration areas, such as board development and accounting for nonprofit organizations. Register for our next workshop here.

If you have any questions regarding the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s grants, please contact Kristen Chesak by calling (269) 342-5059 or by email at


Logos for Published Materials

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Acknowledgement Requirements and Promotional Toolkit for MCACA Recipients

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Grant Final Reports

ACGK Final Report

Click here to download and fill out the Arts Fund/KADI Final Report Form pdficon_small

MCACA Final Report

Do’s and Don’ts for MCACA Final Reports pdficon_small



Individual Artist Grant Recipient Tax Information

Artist recipients of a grant from the Arts Council are required to submit a W-9.

The Internal Revenue Code provides that the full amount of an Individual Artist grant is taxable to its recipient.  Some helpful articles on filing taxes as a working artist are below.  For questions regarding income-tax liability, contact the Internal Revenue Service or a personal tax advisor.

 Who Can, Who Should File Schedule C With the IRS

Taxes for freelancers, artists, writers…


Sample Itemized Budget

Sample Itemized Budget for Individual Artists

Sample Itemized Budget for Organizations (Created by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs)


Other Resources


The Michigan Cultural Data Project

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Irving S. Gilmore Foundation

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Creative Many

Find your Michigan Senator

Find your Michigan State Representative

The ACGK Office is open M-F, 9 am to 5 pm. Masks are required for in-person visits and social distancing measures are in effect. Virtual meetings are also available.

Please feel free to also reach us at: (269) 342-5059 or

Thank you for your generous support of the Arts Council.

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