Minigrants are available for arts projects, professional development for artists and arts organizations, and arts support to schools. The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is the administrator for the Regional Regranting 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.
Current 2020-2021 Opportunities
The next deadline is January 15, 2021 for projects March 1- September 30, 2021.
Guidelines with instructions are available on the MCACA website. Scroll down to Minigrant Program.
All applications must be submitted online using SmartSimple. Registration is required prior to submitting a grant application.
Go to https://mcaca.smartsimple.com to register.
Grant Information Workshops
Due to COVID19 in person workshops are suspended until further notice. Individual assistance is available over the phone or by email and there is an online tutorial. For more information or to receive the tutorial contact Cynthia Coté, Regranting Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (906) 482-2333.
Two grant opportunities for K-12 schools have been added to the Regional Regranting Program.
Arts & Culture TREK - Bus Grants provide up to $500 for the transportation cost of an arts or culture related field trip. Arts Equipment & Supplies Grants award up to $1,500 to pay for arts equipment (including repairs of arts equipment) or supplies being used within the classroom/school setting.
Michigan K-12 teachers in any arts discipline may apply for these grants. Applications will be accepted online on a rolling basis starting August 15, 2020 through April 16, 2021 or until all funds are awarded. Activities must take place between October 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
For application guidelines or more information about these grant opportunities for schools contact Cynthia Cote at email@example.com.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidelines for Arts Equipment & Supplies Grants and Bus Grants.
MCACA Minigrant Awards for 2020
First Round FY2020 Minigrant Awardees
Carnegie Museum of Houghton, Music at the Museum $2050
Downtown Ironwood Development Authority,
First Friday Music Series $4000
Iron County Historical & Museum Society, History’s Mysteries $4000
Professional and Organizational Development:
Anne Beffel, Equanimity & Leadership $1500
CCISD, Professional Development $1500
Libby Meyer, New Music Gathering $1500
Ironwood Theatre, Board & Staff Training $797
For technical assistance, contact:
Cynthia Coté, Regranting Coordinator
Copper Country Community Arts Council
126 Quincy Street
Hancock, MI 49930
More about the Minigrant program
The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is Region 1A 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; Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, Ontonagon, Gogebic and Iron.
Project Grants 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.
Grants are matched 1:1 with cash/in-kind can be used for many types of arts activities such as exhibits, readings, performances, workshops, broadcasts, artist residencies, consultancies, commissions, festivals, pow wows, conferences, seminars, video and film productions and screenings, publications, and arts activities for students.
Professional and Organizational Development grants provide funding for training courses, workshops, consultants, conference fees, and related travel. Applicants may apply for up to $1500. A 25% cash/in-kind match is required.
Nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities from the six counties may apply. A panel comprised of knowledgeable individuals from each of the six counties reads and scores all funding proposals and makes funding recommendations. The review criterion includes artistic merit, sound planning and management, as well as community service. Geographic distribution, underserved populations, cultural diversity, and a range of arts disciplines are considered when determining awards.
GUIDELINES with instructions are available on the MCACA website. Scroll down to Minigrant Program.