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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

As the regranting agency for Wayne County (Region 10b), CultureSource will host Minigrant Workshops on the following dates in advance of the August 3rd Round 1 deadline:


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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