Scholarship Funds for Summer Youth Arts Opportunities

Arts Council of Greater Lansing Accepting Applications to Provide Scholarship Funds for Summer Youth Arts Opportunities 

LANSING, Mich., March 14, 2014 – The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is excited to announce the launch of their Young Creatives program, which provides support, resources and access to arts education to underserved youth in the Lansing area. The Arts Council is currently accepting applications from local non-profit organizations which provide programing dedicated to arts and cultural projects. Funded by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing through its Arts Advancement Endowment Fund, grants of up $1,500 will be awarded for the provision of arts scholarships for youth ages 5-17 with financial need to attend arts-related classes and programs.

Applicant organizations must provide proof of non-profit status and be current members of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. Youth activities must take place in the greater Lansing region between June 1, 2014 and August 30, 2014 and dollars may be used solely to support the cost of student attendance in an arts and cultural education program. The awards are competitive and applications will be reviewed by a community advisory panel made up of qualified artistic and educational professionals.

Deadline for applicants is April 15, 2014 and all decisions will be made by May 15, 2014. Guidelines and applications are available at or by contacting Program Manager Barb Whitney at

A workshop will be provided on Tuesday, April 1, at 4.p.m at MICA Gallery on Turner St. in Old Town. During this time, the Arts Council will review the program’s purpose, as well as discuss the guidelines and application process. Contact

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing works to advocate for and advance arts and culture in our region, including promotion of the numerous opportunities available for youth and young adults in the arts. As a part of its work to provide greater access to community-based arts opportunities, Young Creatives offers a growing resource guide for youth available at


For more information regarding the Young Creatives Program, visit or contact Barb Whitney, Arts Council of Greater Lansing Program Manager, at (517) 372-4636 ext. 3.



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