The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo administers six 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.


Individual Artist or Arts Organization Grants

KADI
Kalamazoo Artistic
Development Initiative

Available for:
• INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS

KADI
Immediate Needs
Minigrant

Available for:
• INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS

MCACA
Michigan Council for the
Arts & Cultural Affairs
Minigrant Region 8

Available for:
• INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS
• ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

MCACA
Arts Equipment and
Bussing Grants

Available for:
• PRE K-12 ACCREDITED SCHOOLS

 
 

Arts Fund of
Kalamazoo County

Available for:
• INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS
• ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

 
Neighborhood Association
or Similar Non-Profit Grant

MAGIK
Making Arts
Grow in Kalamazoo

 

 

Do you need help deciding which grant fits your needs? Maybe it’s your first time writing a grant? Learn all about some of the funding opportunities for Artists and Arts Organizations in our area. If you have a project or perhaps some professional development opportunities that you need help funding, we might be able to help.

If you have any questions regarding the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s grants, please email Kristen Chesak or call: 269-342-5059.

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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GRANT WORKSHOPS 2021

Are you an individual artist or an arts organization looking for opportunities to fund a project or professional development opportunity? ACGK is here to help! Our workshops are great for first-time grant applicants but will be helpful and informative to seasoned applicants as well.

FUND YOUR PASSION: AN INTRO TO ACGK GRANTS

This workshop is designed to illuminate the various grant programs we provide as well as funding opportunities through the State of Michigan. Additionally, we want to be able to give you some tips and tricks to ensure a well-crafted and compelling grant request, techniques for framing your budget, and what information is valuable to us when you are reporting back about your projects.

– Monday, March 29, 2021 – 4 pm – 5:30 pm – Completed
– Thursday, April 15, 2021 – 4 pm – 5:30 pm – REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP
– Tuesday, July 13, 2021- 4 pm – 5:30 pm – REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP
– Wednesday, November 3, 2021 – 4 pm – 5:30 pm – REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP

MAKING YOUR CASE: TIPS FOR AN EXCITING NARRATIVE

This workshop is designed to help you think critically through your project or professional development opportunity. We will cover how to succinctly and accurately reflect what you are trying to accomplish and how it will benefit you and the community. We will also cover tips and tricks for “reading between the lines” in the guidelines and using the criteria to provide to format the narrative portion of your grant.

– Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – 10 am – 11:30 am – Completed
– Monday, July 26, 2021 – 4 pm – 5:30 pm – REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP
– Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – 11 am – 12:30 pm – REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP

GRANT WORKSHOP: CREATING A STELLAR BUDGET

This workshop is designed to give you some tips and tricks to ensure a well-crafted and compelling grant request, techniques for framing your budget, and what information is valuable to us when you are reporting back about your projects.

– Friday, April 16, 2021 – 11:30 am – 1 pm – REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP
– Thursday, July 29, 2021 – 11:30 am – 1 pm – REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP
– Friday, November 12, 2021 – 3:30 pm – 5 pm – REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP

GRANT WORKSHOP: CRUSHING YOUR FINAL REPORT

This workshop is designed to give you some tips and tricks to ensure a well-crafted and compelling grant request, techniques for framing your budget, and what information is valuable to us when you are reporting back about your projects.

– Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – 11:30 am – 1 pm – REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP
– Thursday, November 4, 2021 – 11:30 am – 1 pm – REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP

Thank you for your generous support of the Arts Council.

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