2014-07-17 / Community

Art project grants available in area

Up to $1,500, $4,000 open for applicants

ESCANABA – Grant money is now available through the CUPPAD Regional Commission to assist in funding community art projects. In partnership with the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the CUPPAD Regional Commission is the regional re-granting agency for the Central Upper Peninsula serving Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee and Schoolcraft counties.

There are two components to the Minigrant Program for fiscal year 2015: Art Project grants and Professional and Organizational Development grants. Art project grants provide up to $4,000 for locally developed, high quality arts and cultural projects. A oneto one cash/in-kind match is required. Applicants are limited to registered non-profit organizations, schools, colleges/universities and municipalities.

Professional and Organizational Development grants provide up to $1,500 to assist arts and cultural organizations, administrators, and professional artists with opportunities that specifically improve their business management and/or bring the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically. A 25 percent cash or in-kind match is required. These grants can be used to attend conferences, workshops, seminars or to hire short-term consultants.

Applicants to the Minigrant Program must use the MCACA online application at mcaca. egrant.net. Applications must be submitted online by Oct. 15, for round one. A second round of funding will be held if there are leftover funds from round one; the deadline will be Feb. 2, 2015. Grant activity must take place between Jan 1, 2015 and September 30, 2015.

For more information contact the CUPPAD Office at (906) 786-9234 / (800) 562-9828 or go to CUPPAD’s website: www.cuppad.org to view the updated guidelines and application process for the Minigrant Program.

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