Cultural affairs announces workshop, minigrant deadline

The Region 3 regranting program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has announced the upcoming deadline for minigrant applications for 2015. The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Region 3 includes Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle and Roscommon counties. Applications are submitted online by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 15 for round 1 or by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 2, 2015, for round 2 for projects that fall within a timeline of Jan. 1-Sept. 30, 2015.

The program offers minigrants for either arts projects or professional/organization Development. Eligibility requirements and guidelines are available at

A grant information workshop will take place at the Oscoda County Library in Mio on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The minigrant program is a grants-giving partnership funded by the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and administered by agencies in each region of the state. Minigrants provide funds for locally developed, high quality arts and cultural projects, which are special opportunities to address local arts and cultural needs and increase public access to arts and culture. Minigrants also support professional and organizational development for arts organizations and professionals. Minigrants support a broad range of artistic expression from all cultures through projects which preserve, produce, or present traditional or contemporary arts and culture. Nonprofit organizations, located in the state of Michigan including, but not limited to, service organizations, arts organizations, parks and recreational organizations, churches, professional associations, public and nonpublic schools, cities, townships and villages may apply.

The online application and the guidelines can be found on the MCACA Minigrant website at: Any questions or further information, contact Beth Petrik at 989-275-5000 ext. 397 or email at