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CultureSource serves as the regranting agency for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Minigrant program in Region 10b, Wayne County. The Minigrant program is a partnership between MCACA and Regional Regranting Agencies throughout the state.

Minigrants 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. In addition, the Minigrant program includes a category for Professional or Organizational Development (POD) to assist nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, administrators, and artists with opportunities that specifically improve their business management and/or brings the artist or the arts organization to another level artistically.

Nonprofit organizations located in Wayne County may apply for up to $4,000 per Arts Project and up to $1,500 for Professional/Organizational Development. There are matching funds requirements and applications are competitively scored by a panel of locally-based reviewers with experience in the arts, culture, heritage, education, and nonprofit best practices. There are two rounds of funding per fiscal year, with the following deadlines:

Round 2

January 15, 2018 for the grant period March 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018

Minigrant Workshops

CultureSource will host Minigrant Workshops on the following dates in advance of the January 15, 2018 Round 2 deadline:

November 16, Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn

November 20, Plymouth Community Arts Center, Plymouth

December 1, Boll Family YMCA, Detroit

December 6, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance at the Matrix Center, Detroit

December 12, Delray Neighborhood House, SW Detroit


Please contact Jane Linn at 313-831-1151 or [email protected].

 pdf Download FY18 Minigrant Program Arts Project Guidelines (794 KB)

 pdf Download FY18 Professional/Organizational Development POD Guidelines (623 KB)

FY2018 Round 1 Minigrant Recipients

Arts Projects Grants

  • Annapolis High School, Dearborn Heights
  • Black & Brown Theatre, Hamtramck
  • George Washington Carver Academy, Highland Park
  • Holding House, Detroit
  • LSO Dance Foundation, Detroit
  • Mariners Inn, Detroit
  • Marygrove College, Detroit
  • Opera MODO, Detroit
  • Renaissance High School, Detroit
  • Rowe Niodior African Dance, Detroit
  • Seaway Chorale & Orchesetra, Trenton

Professional/Organizational Development Grants

  • Detroit Children's Choir, Detroit
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit
  • Opera MODO, Detroit
  • Pewabic, Detroit

FY2017 Round 1 Minigrant Recipients
FY2017 Round 2 Minigrant Recipients

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