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The Arts Alliance awards $15,000 of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) minigrants to help fund nine projects from nonprofits promoting art and culture in Washtenaw, Monroe and Livingston County.

MCACA grants are awarded to Michigan nonprofit organizations with projects designed to increase public access to art and culture. The MCACA FY09, Round 1 grants were awarded to organization with projects taking place between October 1, 2008 and September 30, 2009.

MCACA FY09 funds were awarded to:

Ann Arbor Cantata Singers, $1,000.
The Ann Arbor Cantata Singers will present a concert of music by Bach, Hayden and Mozart. Ann Audience of 250-350 is expected to hear this 25-voice ensemble perform with an orchestra of local contracted instrumentalists and five vocal soloists.

Ann Arbor Film Festival, $1,000 for Art Installations at the 47th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival
Four local artists will engage the Ann Arbor area community with installations related to this year's festival theme of cultural geography - exploring ideas of tourism, language, borders and imagery of maps, legends, signs, directions - with giant mobile, public mural, sidewalk stencils and music-making art automation.

Brighton Arts & Culture Commission, $3,000 for Brighton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
The Brighton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit is a continuation of the initial Brighton Biennial, a two year exhibition of 27 works of art, primarily sculpture and several reliefs, that began in September 2006. The Brighton Arts & Culture Commission is seeking funding for artists stipends for 15 new pieces that will be added to the seven piece permanent collection of the Brighton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.

Dexter Community Orchestra, $1,500 for 2008-09 Concert Season
The Dexter Community Orchestra will offer three concerts for amateur musicians to play their instruments, and for individuals and families to experience live classical music within their own community.

Kerrytown Concert House, $1,875 for Strings in the City – Decent Exposure
Strings in the City brings, free to the public, three creative and collaborative multi-participant performance events. The events will incorporate both jazz and classical musicians who perform on traditionally classical string instruments into the improvisational genre of avant-garde jazz.

Livingston Arts Council, $1,000 for Got Art
Got Art is a student art show that highlights the creativity of the youth of Livingston County and the arts education programs of the art teachers involved.

Monroe County Library System, $1,875 for Writers on the River
The Monroe County Library will create four days of free, educational and entertaining programming for all ages designed to enhance the Writers on the River book fair.

River Raisin Center for the Arts, $1,875 for The Adventure of Little Brown Bear
The River Raisin Center for the Arts will benefit the community by performing the play "The Adventure of Little Brown Bear" in historic downtown Monroe.

The Ark, $1,875 for The Ark’s 22nd Annual Storytelling Festival
The Ark's 22nd Annual Storytelling Festival will benefit the community by presenting an outstanding artistic program that wil provide a broad audience with the opportunity to experience and increase their appreciation of storytelling as a folk tradition.

The MCACA Minigrant Program awards up to $4,000 to nonprofit organizations. Applicants must be from Livingston, Monroe or Washtenaw County and may be arts or non-arts nonprofit organizations, public or private schools, cities, townships or villages.

FY09, Round 2 MCACA minigrant grant applications nonprofits promoting art and culture must be submitted by February 1, 2009.

Michigan nonprofit organizations with projects designed to increase public access to art and culture are encouraged to apply. High quality, locally developed projects taking place between May 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009 will be considered.



The Arts Alliance allocates $27,700 to nonprofits who promote art and culture

Eleven projects awarded MCACA Minigrants

Ann Arbor, MI – April 4, 2008 – The Arts Alliance awards $27,700 of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) minigrant grants to help fund eleven projects from nonprofits promoting art and culture in Washtenaw and Livingston County. 

MCACA grants are awarded to Michigan nonprofit organizations with projects designed to increase public access to art and culture. The MCACA FY08 grants were awarded to organization with projects taking place between April 1, 2008 and September 30, 2008.

MCACA FY08 winners include:

  • Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, Playing Around 2: Readings from New Works, $795
  • People Dancing, Fascinating Rhythm Concerts, $3,600
  • Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization, Story Play: Riverfolk Theater 2008, $2,880
  • Brighton Art Guild, Open Studios: Visit Where Livingston Artists Work, $943
  • Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, New Art New Artists, $4,000
  • The Phoenix Players, “Proposals by Neil Simon, $1,689
  • Ann Arbor Youth Chorale, Summer Choral Academy, $1,500
  • Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Ann Arbor Summer Festival Education, $3,233
  • Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, Howell’s Sunday Farmers’ Market Entertainment, $3,380
  • City of Saline, Saline Puppetry Arts Festival, $1,680
  • City of Saline, Saline Celtic Festival Artistic Entertainment, $4,000

 

 
 
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