Funding for Fiscal Year 2014:
The Grant deadline is October 15, 2013
For Projects beginning in the Period:
January 1, 2014 through Sept. 30, 2014 (See Minigrant Guidelines)
Who Can Apply:
Michigan Non-Profit organizations for arts/cultural projects (Note: special requirements apply for universities or colleges – see Minigrant Guidelines)
How Much Can be Requested:
Up to $ 4,000 on a matching basis
Match can be cash and/or in-kind (value of donated goods/services) No more than half the cost of the project can be requested. No more than 1 minigrant may be funded in a fiscal year.
Funds be Used For:
Exhibits, performances, readings, workshops, festivals, pow-wows, art activities for students; other arts and cultural activities
Funds Cannot be Used For:
Non-arts/cultural activities, capital expenses, purchase awards, cash prizes, food and beverage for receptions, historical reenactments, fundraising activities
Each evaluation is discussed, evaluated and scored according to the Minigrant review criteria, by a panel representing different parts of the region or areas of discipline.
Total of 100 points (see pages 9- 10 of program guidelines)
Minigrant Review Criteria:
Project Description, Management & Feasibility: 30 pts.
Artistic/ Cultural Merit: 35 pts.
Community Impact: 20 pts.
Project Budget: 15 pts.
Grant funds may arrive after the project begins
Your project start and end dates include planning & follow-up
All projects must end by September 30, 2010
Final Report must be submitted 30 days following project
Panel decisions regarding Minigrants may not be appealed
Project Narrative; Budget Itemization; Proof of Non-Profit Status; Board of Directors List; Project Director’s Resume; Artists’ Resumes; Current Letters of Support; Organization’s Profile. Optional Attachments: Support Materials.