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Arts Council of Greater Lansing Announces $25,700 in Grants

Posted at 3:09 PM, Nov 24, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — The Arts Council of Greater Lansing proudly announces grant funding totaling $25,700 to be distributed to area artists and arts and culture 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.

“Our work as grant administrators for the region is an extremely important part of the work we do at the Arts Council and is a key component of our mission to support and strengthen the arts in Greater Lansing,” said Arts Council executive director, Meghan Martin. “Distributing these grants, along with our own Arts Council grants during this historical time is exciting. Our arts and culture sector is in a time of feeling unsure but also hopeful, and they are looking for new ways to do their work. These funds will help a great deal. When our arts and culture sector is strong, so is Greater Lansing,” Martin said.

The MCACA Migrants 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 Professional or Organizational Development (POD) Minigrant funding totaling $3,000 for 2021 was awarded to the following recipients:

  • Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center
  • Michigan Library Association

MCACA Arts Project Minigrants funding totaling $7,200.00 was awarded to the following recipients:

  • Peckham Vocational Industries
  • East Lansing Film Festival

The Arts Council Young Creatives Grants provide funding for area arts and culture organizations who provide youth arts programing to assist with program management and to offer scholarships to students with financial need.

Young Creatives Grant funding totaling $7,500 for 2021 was awarded to the following recipients: Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center, All-Of-Us-Express Children’s Theatre, Reach Studio Art Center and Lansing Symphony Orchestra.

The Arts Council Artists in the Community Grant Program (formerly the Individual Artist Grant) supports community-driven placemaking projects that contribute to a “sense of place” for residents, businesses and visitors.

Artists in the Community funding totaling $8,000 for 2021 was awarded to the following recipients: Emily Sutton Smith, Masaki Takahashi, Allison Spooner and CeCi Bordayo.

For further information and detailed descriptions regarding the grant programs, please find information attached or contact Taylor Haslett, membership and program manager at (517) 853-7582 or

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