The Arts Council provides various grants throughout the year, and also announces other funding opportunities: local, statewide and national grants. For more information, click the links below:
Artists in the Community Grant
Funded by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing through its Arts Advancement Endowment Fund, this grant program encourages individual artists to work within the region to provide free programming or artistic enrichment for the greater community. The Arts Council believes in the positive impact and influence individual artists make within the region, and encourages these artists to work in partnership with another organization to achieve the goals and objectives of the proposed project. Artists of all levels and disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Ingham County Hotel/Motel Funds for Arts and Tourism
Five percent (5%) of Ingham County hotel/motel room tax receipts are granted annually to the Arts Council for distribution to non-profit arts and cultural organizations located in Ingham County for the production of publicity and promotional materials utilized to attract out-of-county visitors into Ingham County.
Young Creatives Grant
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing's Program for Young Creatives provides support, resources and access to arts education for youth in the Lansing area. Local non-profit organizations which provide programing dedicated to arts and cultural projects are eligible to apply. Funded by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing through its Arts Advancement Endowment Fund and the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, grants of up $1,500 will be awarded for the provision of arts scholarships for children with financial need to attend arts-related classes and programs OR funds to support free arts/cultural programming with an educational focus targeting underserved
Chris Clark Fellowship Program
The Chris Clark Fellowship Program for Creative Professionals was established through a legacy gift from Lansing area native, Chris Clark, to the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. The goal of the program is to support creative capacity building for individuals such as visual, literary, and performing artists; arts administrators; arts educators; and arts students in greater Lansing. The Fellowship provides access to professional development opportunities and business resources through a competitive cash grant reimbursement of up to $1,500.
City of Lansing Sense of Place in the Arts Program
The purpose of the City of Lansing Sense of Place in the Arts Program is to create community-driven placemaking projects that capitalize on Lansing’s assets, inspiration and potential, contributing to a “sense of place” for residents, businesses, and visitors. Projects must take place within the City of Lansing. These awards are funded by the City of Lansing through the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and administered by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. For the City of Lansing’s Fiscal Year 2016, applicants can apply for $5,000 - $30,000. In addition, one $75,000 Arts Impact Project (a permanent installation/infrastructure) will be chosen.
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrants
This regional regranting program is funded by the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Arts Council of Greater Lansing administers the program for Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. The Minigrant program offers two opportunities for application: Arts Projects (up to $4000) and Professional or Organizational Development grants (up to $1,500).