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.
2018 MCACA Region 8 Minigrant and Professional Development Awards – Click Here
2018 MCACA Funding Plan & Grant Awards – Kalamazoo County – Click Here
- Guideline Release Date: FY19 Project Guidelines | FY19 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 mcaca.egrant.net.
- Application Deadline Date: Round I - closed; Round II grant funds are for projects only. The application deadline is January 15, 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.
- 2018 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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Taxes for freelancers, artists, writers...
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