Michigan Arts and Culture Council Minigrants

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

Minigrants are funded by the State of Michigan through the MACC and administered by regional regranting agencies across the state. The Arts Council of Greater Lansing administers the program for Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties.

The MACC Minigrant program offers two main grant opportunities: Arts Projects and Professional or Organizational Development grants. There will be two Minigrant rounds offered. All remaining first-round funds will be distributed in the second round. Any applicants not chosen from the first round have the opportunity for second round re-application. If not funded in round one, a private consultation with the Arts Council is highly recommended.

If you receive an MACC Minigrant, a letter of appreciation should be sent to your local representatives to thank them for supporting the arts!

Professional or Organizational Development (POD) Minigrants

Professional or Organization Development Minigrant (POD) provides up to $1,500, with a 25% match requirement, to assist non-profit arts and cultural organizations, administrators, arts educators and artists with opportunities that specifically improve their management and/or brings the artist or arts organization to another level artistically. The Minigrant POD program may provide Michigan artists, arts administrators and arts organizations a presence at national conferences and workshops. Eligible applicants are non-profit arts and cultural organizations, and professional artists, located in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties.

Arts Projects Minigrants

Minigrant Arts Projects provide up to $4,000, with a 1:1 match, to support special opportunities and address arts and cultural needs locally. The grant can assist in promoting public engagement, diverse and distinctive art, lifelong learning in the arts and the strengthening or livability of communities. Through the arts, projects can support a broad range of artistic expression from all cultures through projects which preserve, produce or present traditional or contemporary arts and culture and/or arts education. Eligible applicants include: non-profit organizations, schools and municipalities located in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties.

STATUS: Closed

DEADLINE: Minigrant Round 2 applications are now being accepted.