MCACA Arts Minigrant Program
The MCACA Arts Minigrant program is a grants-giving partnership funded by the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and administered locally by CUPPAD. There are 19 designated regions throughout the state. CUPPAD administers the program within the central Upper Peninsula consisting of Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee and Schoolcraft Counties.
Minigrants provide up to $4,000, on a 1:1 matching basis, for locally developed, high quality arts and cultural projects, which are special opportunities to address local arts and cultural needs and increase 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.
- Non-profit organizations, located in the state of Michigan, including (but not limited to) service organizations, arts organizations, parks and recreational organizations, churches, professional associations, public and non-public schools, cities, townships and villages may apply.
- Proposed projects must take place during Fiscal Year 2020, Oct. 1, 2019-Sept. 30, 2020.
- New applicants will need to create an eGrant account. Returning Applicants do not.
Individuals, State of Michigan agencies, departments or commissions; and organizations with unmet obligations on a Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs grant may not be eligible for a minigrant.
Help in preparing your application is available by contacting the CUPPAD office.
Fiscal Year 2020 Minigrant Application Deadlines
Applications are to be submitted online through eGrant by:
Round 1: 11:59 p.m. EST, August 3, 2019
Round 2: 11:50 p.m. EST, January 15, 2020
How to Apply
- Go to “eGrant.net” on the MCACA website and login or create account
- Click on “Opportunities” located on left hand side of the screen
- Click on “Fiscal Year 19 Mini-grant Application”
- Refer to FY 2020 Minigrant Program Arts Project Guidelines if applying for up to $4,000 for locally developed, high quality arts and cultural projects
- Refer to FY 2020 Professional/ Organizational Development (POD) Minigrant Program Guidelines if applying for $1,500 to assist nonprofit organization and/or arts professionals acquire services or skills to strengthen their administrative capacity.
Final reports are due 30 days after the completion of the project and must be submitted on eGrant or risk refunding the grant. Final report instructions can be reviewed here:
- Final Report Instructions Arts Minigrants Projects
- Final Report Instructions Professional/ Organizational (POD) Minigrants
For more information regarding Art Minigrants in the Central Upper Peninsula, please contact Dotty LaJoye at firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 786-9234 ext. 1376