Arts Council Announces Ingham County Hotel/Motel Funds

Arts Council Announces Ingham County Hotel/Motel Funds for Arts and Tourism

Fourteen Non-Profits Awarded More Than $103,000


LANSING, Mich., April 14, 2015 – The Arts Council of Greater Lansing, administrators of the Ingham County Hotel/Motel Funds for Arts and Tourism, announces fourteen non-profit organizations awarded publicity and promotion grants for 2015.

The Ingham County Hotel/Motel Funds for Arts and Tourism provide grant opportunities to non-profit organizations located in Ingham County that are established primarily for cultural, educational, artistic, historical or entertainment purposes. The grant program supports the production of publicity and promotional materials utilized to attract out-of-county visitors into Ingham County.

“The Arts Council is proud to administer Ingham County Hotel/Motel Tax Funds for Arts and Tourism on behalf of the county,” says Deborah E. Mikula, Arts Council executive director. “We recognize the importance of the arts in bringing tourists into the Lansing area, and we are pleased to support the promotional activities of arts and cultural organizations, which, in turn, attract visitors.”

Arts and cultural agencies awarded funding totaling $103,741.05 in 2015 are as follows:

Capital City Film Festival, Community Circle Players (Riverwalk Theatre), Downtown Lansing Inc., East Lansing Art Festival, Happendance Inc., Impression 5 Science Center, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art, MSU Community Music School, MSU Museum, Old Town Commercial Association, Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, Wharton Center for Performing Arts and the Williamston Theatre.

For further information regarding the Ingham County Hotel/Motel Arts and Tourism Tax Funds, please contact Joshua Holliday, Program Manager at (517) 853-7582 or


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