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Northern Michigan Lands $900k In State Arts Grants

Sept. 20, 2022

Thirty-four northern Michigan organizations received a total of $917,219 in grants from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council (MACC). That total represents a 34 percent increase over 2022.

MACC provides grants to encourage, initiate and facilitate an enriched artistic, cultural and creative environment in Michigan. Funds are appropriated each year in the state budget. $12 million was awarded throughout the state.  

Leelanau County's grants total $61,500. Recipients are Glen Arbor Art Association/Glen Arbor Arts Center ($19,500), Leelanau Community Cultural Center/Old Art Building ($19,500), and Great Lakes Children’s Museum ($22,500).

In addition, Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network — the regional partner which administers the MACC regrant program for Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties — awarded 14 regional oranizations minigrant funds.

Those 14 oranizations will share $32,500 in fall minigrants; in Leelanau County the Great Lakes Children’s Museum (Leelanau) was awarded a minigrant for professional and organizational development.

Pictured: Old Art Building; Great Lakes Children’s Museum 

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