Artists in the Community Grant

Artists in the Community Grant

The Artists in the Community Grant Program (formerly the Individual Artist Grant) supports community-driven placemaking projects that capitalize on greater Lansing’s assets, inspiration and potential, contributing to a “sense of place” for residents, businesses and visitors. These awards are funded by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing through its Arts Advancement Endowment Fund and places creativity at the center of community and economic development. The Arts Council provides individual grants up to $4,000 to visual, performing or literary artists and/or artist-led teams that seek to engage the community through their artistic talents. No cash or in-kind match is required. Awards are competitive.  

The 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.  

 Deadline to Apply: This grant program is currently closed for FY2017 (please refer to the 2017 Application Guidelines below for a reference to future grant cycles)

2017 Application Guidelines

*Budget Template

FY16 Final Reports Due: October 31, 2017

Please email the Arts Council program manager, Meghan Martin, at to complete your Final Report.

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For more information, please contact program manager, Meghan Martin, at or call 517-372-4636 x2.