The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo administers three 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.
Grant Application Deadlines
Grant Final Report Deadlines
Final Reports for grants received through the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo are due within 30 days of project completion. To receive a copy of a final report, please visit the Grants Resources page. If you would like to verify your specific Final Report deadline date, please contact our Membership & Grants Coordinator, Sara Jean Kwapien via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (269) 342-5059.
The Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, provides support across three categories of grants, one for individual artists and two for 501(c)(3) arts organizations through project or operational 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.
Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI), funded by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, is divided into two categories: Supporting Grants and Artistic Excellence Project Grants. Projects must benefit the Kalamazoo community, either taking place locally or benefiting a local artist or artist having strong ties to the Kalamazoo community.
The State of Michigan, Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), Region 15 Mini-Grants are our state-funded grants. The Minigrant program is a partnership between the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and 19 regional regranting agencies throughout the state. 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.
If you have any questions regarding the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo's grants, please contact the Grants Coordinator, Sara Jean Kwapien by calling our office at: 269-342-5059 or by email at email@example.com.
The Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County (AF) and the Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative (KADI) grant applications are done oneline through SlideRoom. A free applicant account is required to apply. Click here to view our current live programs.
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