• MCACA Arts Mini Grants for 2020

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    May 29, 2019
    Copper Country Community Arts Council
    126 Quincy Street  Hancock, MI  49930
    Contact:  Cynthia Coté  (906) 482-2333 or cynthia@coppercountryarts.com
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 29, 2019
    HANCOCK, MI - The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is the administrator for the Regional Re-granting program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The CCCAC facilitates funding opportunities for arts projects in the six counties of the Western Upper Peninsula; Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon.
    Minigrants for Arts Projects provide up to $4,000 for locally developed, high-quality arts projects, which provide special opportunities to address local arts needs and increase public access to the arts. Minigrants support a broad range of artistic expression from all cultures through projects, which preserve, produce or present traditional and contemporary arts.
    Minigrant dollars matched 1:1 in cash/in-kind can be used for many types of arts activities such as exhibits, readings, performances, workshops, broadcasts, consultancies, commissions, festivals, pow wows, conferences, seminars, video and film productions and screenings, publications, and other arts activities.
    Nonprofit organizations, libraries, municipalities, and K-12 schools from the six counties may apply. A panel comprised of knowledgeable individuals from each of the six counties evaluates all funding proposals. The review criterion includes artistic merit, sound planning and management, as well as community service. Geographic distribution, underserved populations, cultural diversity, and a variety of arts disciplines are considered when determining awards.
    Professional and Organizational Development grants make funding available for training courses, consultants, conference fees and related travel. Organizations or individual artists and arts educators may apply for up to $1500. A 25% cash/in-kind match is required. Organizations may apply for both grant opportunities.
    The deadline is 11:59 pm August 3, 2019, for projects taking place October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020. Application guidelines are available online at https://www.michiganbusiness.org/industries/mcaca/mcaca-grants/ (scroll down to Minigrant Program). All applications must be submitted online using the e-grant system (mcaca.egrant.net).
    Grant Information Workshops will take place in all six counties in June and early July. Individual assistance is also available. For more information about locations or to make an appointment contact Cynthia Coté, Regranting Coordinator at (906) 482-2333 or e-mail cynthia@coppercountryarts.com