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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 1 - August 3, 2018 for Projects which begin after Oct. 1, 2018 and end before Sept. 30, 2019
  • Round 2 - January 15, 2019 for Projects which begin after March 1, 2019 and end before Sept. 30, 2019


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

 Download FY19 Minigrant Program Arts Project Guidelines
 Download FY19 Minigrant Program Professional/Organizational Development (POD) Guidelines

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

FY2018 Round 2 Minigrant Recipients

Arts Projects Grants

  • Alternatives for Girls, Detroit
  • Dearborn Community Fund, Dearborn
  • Detroit Theater Organ Society (Senate Theater), Detroit
  • Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp., Detroit
  • Mint Artists' Guild, Detroit
  • New Generation Fine Arts Foundation, Canton
  • People for Palmer Park, Detroit
  • Popps Packing, Hamtramck
  • Seafoam Palace Museum, Detroit
  • Southwest Economic Solutions, Detroit
  • St Matthew's and St Joseph's Episcopal Church, Detroit

Professional/Organizational Development Grants

  • Detroit Historical Society, Detroit
  • Jessica Frelinghuysen, Hamtramck
  • Livonia Civic Chorus, Livonia
  • Matthew Van Meter, Detroit
  • Y Arts Detroit, Detroit

FY2017 Round 1 Minigrant Recipients
FY2017 Round 2 Minigrant Recipients

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