The Arts Council of Greater Lansing proudly announces grant funding totaling more than $32,000 to be distributed to area artists and arts organizations. Funding support is provided through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Minigrant Program and the Arts Council’s Young Creatives and Artists in the Community grant programs.
Awards were announced at the Arts Council’s fall grant ceremony and press event held earlier today at The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing, Mich. Grantees and their projects were presented by Arts Council executive director, Deborah E. Mikula and program manager, Meghan Martin with honorary guests, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs community development program manager, Jeff Garrett and Community Foundation president and CEO, Dennis Fliehman.
“The Arts Council is so proud to administer these grants each year,” says Deborah E. Mikula, Arts Council executive director. “Providing grant dollars to our area artists and arts organizations contributes to their overall success, which is important for our Greater Lansing community as a whole,” said Mikula. “Strengthening our creative community provides more opportunities for our region to have access to and participate in the arts and arts projects.”
The grants assist grantees in covering costs for projects, supplies, conference and workshop fees and other support for their work.
Grants were awarded through each of the following program initiatives:
MCACA Minigrant funding totaling $17,100 for 2019 was awarded to the following recipients:
Lansing Art Gallery, Clinton County Arts Council, Lansing Concert Band, Meridian Community Band, Pinecrest Elementary, REO Town Commercial Association, Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
Young Creatives Grant funding totaling $7,500 for 2019 was awarded to the following recipients:
All of the Above Hip Hop Academy, All-of-us Express Children's Theatre, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, Michigan State University Community Music School and REACH Studio Art Center
Artist in the Community funding totaling $8,000 for 2019 was awarded to the following recipients:
Anastasia Bonotto, Michael Magnotta, Tracie Davis and Tyson Pumphrey