MCACA Art Mini-Grant Program

Michigan council for arts & cultural affairsThe MCACA Art Mini-grant 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. Region 1b consists of Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee and Schoolcraft Counties.

Mini-grants provide up to $4,000, on a 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. Mini-grants support a broad range of artistic expression from all cultures through projects which preserve, produce, or present traditional or contemporary arts and culture.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Help in preparing your application is available by contacting the CUPPAD office.
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 apply for a Mini-grant.

Please note:  Opportunities for grant applications are open in eGrant and grantees may begin to submit applications by accessing eGrant at (MCACA-eGrant-Instructions)

Fiscal Year 2019 Mini-grant Funding Rounds and Application Deadlines
Deadline to apply: FY 2019 Open – August 3, 2018 for projects that fall within the fiscal year October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019

How to Apply
  • go to “” on the MCACA website and login (no www)
  • click on “Opportunities” located on left hand side of the screen
  • click on “Fiscal Year 18 Mini-grant Application”
  • Refer to 2019 Project Guidelines (2019 Mini Grant Guidelines) if applying for up to $4,000 for locally developed, high quality arts and cultural projects
  • Refer to 2019 POD Guidelines (2019 POD Guidelines) if applying for $1,500 to assist nonprofit organization and/or arts professionals acquire services or skills to strengthen their administrative capacity.


For more information regarding Art Mini-grants in the Central Upper Peninsula, please contact Dotty LaJoye at or (906) 786-9234 ext. 1376

The CUPPAD Region

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