Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
(MCACA) announced an increase in funding to $6.1 million for its fiscal year 2013 programs, allowing for renovations of buildings in local areas.
"We are very excited about the support from Governor Rick Snyder and his administration for this increase in funding," said MCACA Executive Director John Bracey. "The additional dollars will allow us to add a new Capital Improvement program, intended for the renovation of facilities and equipment. We also have a new logo to celebrate our future."
MCAA will offer grants for three programs.
One program is for operations and project support. This program will give specific operational support to arts and cultural organizations only.
The second program is capital improvements. Through this program, nonprofit organizations and municipalities will receive funding for the expansion, renovation or construction of cultural facilities; upgrade of equipment and furnishing to provide a competitive and up-to-date environment and necessary equipment.
The final program provides funding assistance to Michigan nonprofit organizations and municipalities for the expansion, renovation or construction of cultural facilities; upgrade of equipment and furnishing to provide a competitive and up-to-date environment and equipment.
Interested nonprofit organizations and schools are eligible to apply for projects that would take place between Jan. 1, and Sept. 30, 2013. Completed online applications are due by Oct. 1. Further information about these programs can be found here
MCACA will be conducting free informational workshops on grant guidelines and the application process for potential applicants throughout the state and online throughout the rest of the summer. The Detroit workshop will be held today
Tuesday, July 31, 1 to 3 p.m. at Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave.
: Alison Loveday
: Leah Johnson