Arts Fund of
Kalamazoo County

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Funding provided by

The Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County, was established in 1986 through a Kalamazoo Community Foundation Initiative Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This grant is intended to support artists and artistic projects that remove barriers, provide access, and engage culturally diverse and/or underserved communities.

Grant Details:

Arts Project Grant Maximum Ask: $5,000.00
Artist Support Grant Maximum Ask: $2,000.00
Grant Guidelines: 2019 Arts Fund Grant Guidelines
Individual Artist Application: APPLY HERE  Arts Organization Application: APPLY HERE
Application Release Date: Round I – July 15, 2019; Round II – December 15, 2019
Application Deadline Date: Round I – September 16, 2019; Round II – February 17, 2020
Final Report: CLICK HERE. Final report is due one year after receipt of award letter.
Please review final report requirements upon receipt of your grant award.

Grant Resources

Arts Council Services


The Arts Council offers one-on-one conversations to help applicants navigate each of our programs and understand the best program for their needs. We provide technical assistance with grant writing, 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.

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


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...


Logos for Published Materials

Click here to be redirected to our Media Kit page.


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

Thank You to our Partners for Supporting our Programs


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