Artists in the Community Grant

Apply for funding through the Arts Council's grant programs.

The Artists in the Community Grant Program (formerly the Individual Artist Grant) supports community-driven placemaking projects that capitalize on greater Lansing’s assets, inspiration and potential, contributing to a “sense of place” for residents, businesses and visitors. These awards are funded by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing through its Arts Advancement Endowment Fund and places creativity at the center of community and economic development. The Arts Council provides individual grants up to $4,000 to visual, performing or literary artists and/or artist-led teams that seek to engage the community through their artistic talents (must be current dues-paying members of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing). No cash or in-kind match is required. Awards are competitive.

The program encourages individual member artists to work within the region to provide free programming or artistic enrichment for the greater community. The Arts Council believes in the positive impact and influence individual artists make within the region, and encourages these artists to work in partnership with another organization to achieve the goals and objectives of the proposed project. Artists of all levels and disciplines are encouraged to apply.

FY23 Guidelines

STATUS: Closed

DEADLINE: The deadline for this grant has passed. The next cycle will open June 2024.