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Arts Orgs Land State Grant Funding

Oct. 24, 2019

Twenty arts and cultural organizations in northwest Michigan have been approved for minigrant funds through the Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Regranting Program. The funding is for local projects and professional development planned between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020.  The organizations will share $38,437 in total funding. The regrant program is funded by MCACA and administered locally through the Northwest Michigan Arts and Culture Network. 

Local organizations receiving minigrant project grant awards include:
·     Archipelago Project for its Traverse City Music Leadership Academy (Grand Traverse)
·     Encore Winds for its 2018-2019 Concert Season (Grand Traverse)
·     Grand Traverse Pavilions for its Summer Concerts on the Lawn Series (Grand Traverse)
·     Holy Rosary Church for the Leelanau Summer Chamber Music Festival (Leelanau)
·     City of Traverse City for Traverse City Arts Commission’s Pitch Night

Organizations receiving minigrants for professional and organizational development include:
·     Arts for All of Northern Michigan (Grand Traverse)
·     Benzie Area Historical Society (Benzie)
·     Benzie Shores District Library (Benzie)
·     Crooked Tree Art Center (Emmet)
·     Elizabeth Lane Oliver Art Center (Benzie)
·     Great Lakes Children’s Museum (Leelanau)

Grants are funded by the State of Michigan through the Michigan Arts and Cultural Affairs and administered through 10 regional districts.  The Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network administers Region 2 funding for Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties.  

In addition to minigrant funding, MCACA awarded $566,431 to 23 organizations in the ten-county region for operational and project support, facilities and equipment improvements, regional regrant, and arts in education residencies. They include:

Benzie, $37,500:  Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Michigan Legacy Art Park

Grand Traverse, $284,203:  Arts for All of Northern Michigan, City of Traverse City/Arts Commission, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Northwestern Michigan College/Dennos Museum Center, Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network, Old Town Playhouse, Parallel 45, The Music House Museum, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, National Writers Series of Traverse City

Leelanau, $33,750:  Glen Arbor Arts Association, Leelanau Community Cultural Center

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