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Arts Council of Greater Lansing Announces 2017 Grant Recipients

More Than $35,000 Awarded to 17 Lansing Area Grantees

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing proudly announces grant funding totaling more than $35,000 to be distributed to area artists and arts organizations. Funding support is provided through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Minigrant Program, Young Creatives and Artists in the Community Grants.

Awards were announced at the Arts Council’s fall grant ceremony and press event held earlier today at the Allen Market Place in Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood. Grantees and their projects were presented by Arts Council executive director, Deborah E. Mikula and program manager, Josh Holliday with honorary guest, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs programs manager, Alison Watson.

The Arts Council is proud to administer these grants to our area artists and arts organizations. “These grant dollars are so important for our area artists and arts organizations,” says executive director, Deborah E. Mikula. “The funds assist in covering costs for project needs, conferences and other support that helps them grow and give back to the community and strengthen our creative economy.”

Grants were awarded through each of the following program initiatives:

MCACA Minigrant funding totaling $19,501 for 2016 was awarded to the following recipients:

Holt Community Arts Council, Lansing Area Print-makers Collective, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing Concert Band, Meridian Community Band, Michigan State University College of Music Running Start Program, Native American Arts and Crafts Council and the Williamston Theatre.

Young Creatives Grant funding totaling $7,500 for 2016 was awarded to the following recipients:

Lansing Art Gallery, MSU Community Music School, Native American Arts and Crafts Council, REACH Studio Art Center, Red Cedar Writing Project and Wharton Center for Performing Arts.

Artists in the Community Grant funding totaling $8,000 for 2016 was awarded to the following recipients:

Catherine Tonning-Popowich, Clara Martinez and Kenneth Hunter

For further information and detailed descriptions regarding the grant programs, please find information attached or contact Joshua Holliday, program manager at (517) 853-7582 or josh@lansingarts.org.

Founded in 1965, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing is a non-profit organization that exists to support, strengthen and promote art, culture and creativity in the capital region. For more information, visit www.lansingarts.org.