Michigan Council for the
Arts & Cultural Affairs
Minigrant Region 8

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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.

Click here to find your Regional Regranting Agency.
2019 MCACA Region 8 Minigrant and Professional Development Awards – Click Here

Grant Details:
  • Guideline Release Date: FY20 Project Guidelines | FY20 POD Guidelines
  • Project Maximum Ask:  $4,000.00
  • Professional Development Maximum Ask: $1,500.00
  • Workshops Led by MCACA Staff.  Various locations throughout Michigan.  CLICK HERE.
  • Application Release Date:  Open. Application available online at
  • Application Deadline Date: Round I - open; Round II grant funds are for projects only. The application deadline is August 3, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 2019 MCACA Final Reports:  Please refer to your grant agreement. For Professional Development: Final Report Instructions; For Minigrant arts Projects:  Final Report Instructions
  • MCACA Media/Logo:  CLICK HERE
  • Acknowledgement Requirements and Promotional Toolkit:  CLICK HERE
  • Budget Template. This is a practice template.  Please remember, save to desktop first, then open, revise, save as, etc…  CLICK HERE

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.


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.
Upcoming Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018, form 4:30 – 6:00 pm

If you have any questions regarding the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s grants, please contact Kristin 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

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