Monday, August 22, 2011

Fw: News Release: FY 2012 MCACA Minigrant Applications Available via Arts Council of Greater Lansing #michlit

Arts Council of Greater Lansing | 1208 Turner St. | Lansing | MI | 48906

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                
Contact: Katie Robiadek  (517) 372-4636

                             October 3 Deadline for MCACA Minigrant Applications
Lansing, Mich. - The Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Inc. (ACGL) announces a Monday, October 3 deadline for the first and only round of Fiscal Year 2012 Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Minigrant applications.  The ACGL serves as a regional regranting agency for the MCACA for Ingham, Eaton, Clinton and Shiawassee counties.

Projects proposed for funding during Round One may be held between January 1, 2012 and September 30, 2012. For Fiscal Year 2012, there will only be one funding round and no organization can receive both a MCACA Grant and a MCACA Minigrant.  Non-profit organizations in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton and Shiawassee counties planning an arts or cultural event during this period are invited to apply for funding including (but not limited to) service organizations, arts organizations, parks and recreational organizations, churches, professional associations, public and non-public schools, cities, townships, counties and villages.

The MCACA Minigrant Program provides up to $4,000 in financial assistance, on a matching basis, to non-profit organizations for a wide variety of arts activities that offer special opportunities for communities to enjoy and participate in high quality arts activities not otherwise available.  Decisions are made by a panel of qualified reviewers.
New for Fiscal Year 2012 applicant organizations must participate in the Michigan Cultural Data Project (CDP).  Organizations must have the most recently completed fiscal year's data entered and submitted into the CDP, which is online at  Organizations whose mission is not primarily arts and culture, and who do not offer regular, repeated arts and cultural programming as well as for whom this is a one-time project, may request an exemption to the CDP requirement. Another exemption would be if the organization is new and does not have a complete fiscal year's data or if the organization is a K-12 school.

The FY 2012 application form, guidelines and additional information about CDP and a training schedule can be downloaded at


A workshop for applicants will be held on Thursday, September 1 from 4pm-5pm at the ACGL office and attendance is highly encouraged, especially for new applicants.  Technical assistance with applications is also available by scheduling an appointment at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and is also highly encouraged.

For further information, contact Katie Robiadek, Program Manager at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., at (517) 372-4636 x3.  
Founded in 1965, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing is a non-profit organization whose mission is to lead, advocate for and advance arts and culture in the capital region. For more information, visit

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