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Grant Details

 

The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo administers four grant programs for which individual artists, arts organizations, and non-profits may apply. All granting cycles' availabilities, deadlines, maximum ask amounts, and application release dates are subject to change. Eligibility for application is in a PDF with each grant. 

Most require an active membership with the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.

Grant Application Deadlines

  • KADI Immediate Needs : Ongoing.  Deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15
  • Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI):  Deadlines:  Round II - January 15, 2018
  • MCACA: Minigrant & Professional DevelopmentDeadline Round I - CLOSED. Round II  - TBD.  Check back in November 2017.
  • Arts Fund: Deadlines:  Round I - September 15, 2017; Round II - February 16, 2018
  • MAGIK:Deadline:  This grant has a rolling deadline.  Please submit your application for review!

Arts Fund 2017

The Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, provides support across two categories of grants, one for individual artists and one for 501(c)(3) arts organizations through project support. Special emphasis is placed on ethnic/minority, tribal and rural communities, thereby strengthening the quality and diversity of the arts in the greater Kalamazoo community.


 

  • Application Release Date: Round II - December 15, 2017 | Applications may be found online at kalamazooarts.slideroom.com.
  • Application Deadline Date: Round I - September 15, 2017 and Round II - February 16, 2018
  • Grant Guideline: 2017 Arts Fund Guidelines
  • Application:
    • Individual Artists - Available on December 15, 2017
    • Project Support - Available on December 15, 2017
  • Final Report:  CLICK HERE  Final report is due one year after receipt of award letter.  Please review final report requirements upon receipt of your grant award.

 

Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative

Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI), funded by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, is divided into two categories: Artist Support and Arts Projects.


 

  • Arts Project Grant Maximum Ask: $4,500.00
  • Artist Support Grant Maximum Ask: $2,000.00
  • Grant Guidelines: 2017 KADI Grant Guidelines 
  • Application:  CLICK HERE
  • Application Release Date: Round II - October 15, 2017
  • Application Deadline Date: Round II - December 15, 2017
  • Final Report:  CLICK HERE.  Final report is due one year after receipt of award letter.  Please review final report requirements upon receipt of your grant award.

2017 Round 1 - KADI Award Announcement

Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative Immediate Needs Minigrant 

Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI) Immediate Needs Minigrant, funded by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, provides funding for individual artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition, performance or deadline dates.


 

  • Artistic Project or Professional Development Grant Maximum Ask: $500.00
  • Grant Guidelines: KADI Immediate Needs Minigrant Guidelines 
  • Application: CLICK HERE 
  • Application Deadline Date: January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15
  • Final Report:  CLICK HERE   Final report is due 4 months after receipt of award letter. Please review final report requirements upon receipt of your grant award.

Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs Minigrant

The State of Michigan, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), Region 8 Minigrant is our state-funded grant program. Minigrants provide up to $4,000 for locally developed, high-quality arts and cultural projects as well as up to $1,500 for professional and organizational development. These are special opportunities to address local arts and cultural needs, as well as increasing public access to arts and culture. 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.

The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, the Regional Regranting Agency for Region 8, serves the following seven counties in Michigan's Southwest Prosperity Region: Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren.

Click here to find your Regional Regranting Agency.


 


 

  • Guideline Release Date: FY18 Project Guidelines | FY18 POD Guidelines
  • Project Maximum Ask:  $4,000.00
  • Professional Development Maximum Ask: $1,500.00
  • Workshops Led by MCACA Staff.  Various locations throughout Michigan.  CLICK HERE.
  • Application Release Date: Application available online at mcaca.egrant.net.
  • Application Deadline Date: Round I - CLOSED; Round II - January 15, 2018 (Not all regions will have Round II.  Please check back in November 2017 for status)
  • Eligibility: Applicants are limited to registered non-profit organizations, schools, colleges/universities and municipalities, located in the state of Michigan. Federal and State agencies are not eligible to apply.  Professional Development grant requests are open to both 501(c)(3) organizations as well as Individual Professional Artists.
  • 2017 MCACA Final Reports:  Please refer to your grant agreement.  Final Report Instructions
  • MCACA Media/Logo:.  CLICK HERE
  • Acknowledgement Requirements and Promotional Toolkit:  CLICK HERE

To read about other grant opportunities from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, click here to visit them online.

A portion of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Award Recipients Press Releases by Year

 

MAGIK - Making Arts Grow in Kalamazoo

The MAGIK program is specifically intended to fund collaborative efforts between neighborhood associations, or community groups, and artists and arts organizations that are working with youth.  These projects shold not only result in the growth and development of the youth involved, but also have a meaningful impact on the neighborhood or community in which the project takes place.

  • Collaborative Arts Project Maximum Ask: $9,000.00
  • Grant GuidelinesMAGIK Guidelines 
  • ApplicationCLICK HERE 
  • Application Deadline Date: This is a rolling deadline.  Applications are accepted at any time and reviewed within 30 days of receipt.
  • Final Report:  CLICK HERE   Final report is due 4 months after receipt of award letter. Please review final report requirements upon receipt of your grant award.

If you have any questions regarding the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo's grants, please contact Kristen Chesak by calling our office at: 269-342-5059 or by email at KChesak@kalamazooarts.org

The Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County (AF), the Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI)  and MAGIK grant applications are online with SlideRoom. A free applicant account is required to apply.  Click here to view our current live programs.

 

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