MCACA Minigrant Program

What is the Minigrant Program?

The Minigrant Program is a grants giving partnership financed by the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and administered by regional re-granting agencies.  It is one of five grant programs MCACA offers.

There are two components of the Minigrant program:  Arts Projects and Professional Development grants. These are special opportunities to address local arts and cultural needs as well as increasing public access to arts and culture.

Arts Projects Minigrants (2018 Project Support Guidelines) provide up to $4,000 for locally developed, high quality arts and cultural projects.

Professional Development Minigrants (2018 POD Guidelines) provide up to $1,500 to assist nonprofit organizations and arts professionals acquire services or skills to strengthen the administrative infrastructure of the organization.

  • Deadline to Apply:  FY 2018  Open: Application deadline January 15, 2018 for Professional Development funds only  – projects falling within March 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018.  
  • Watch our website or request to be added to our mailing/e-mail list to receive notifications of deadline dates by calling or e-mailing your contact information.
  • Grant Assistance is available upon request.
  • 2017 Final Reports Due: Thirty Days after project end or no later than October 15, 2017 if project ends September 30th.

2017 Minigrant Project Support – Final Report Instructions ;  2017 POD – Final Report Instructions

Call or e-mail Ellen Benoit for more assistance at (906) 635-1581 (toll-free 1-855-885-3690) or ellen at


Previously Funded Projects
2018 Funding Plan Round 1

2017 Funding Plan Round 1

2017 Funding Plan Round 2

2016 Funding Plan Round 1

2016 Funding Plan Round 2

2015 Funding Plan



**“This activity is supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.”**