LANSING, MICH. — The Arts Council of Greater Lansing proudly announces grant funding totaling $22,900 to be distributed to Greater Lansing artists and arts organizations.
Each fall the Arts Council administers the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Professional or Organizational Development and Arts Projects Minigrants, which are funded by MCACA, to area artists and arts organizations. Additionally, the Arts Council awards their own cycle of grants, including the Young Creatives Grants, which are funded by the Arts Advancement Endowment Fund and Michigan State University Federal Credit Union and provide funding and scholarships for youth arts programming in the region and, this year, the Chris Clark Fellowship Program for Creative Professionals grants, which were established through a legacy gift from Lansing area native Chris Clark.
“We are so pleased to award these grants to our area artists and arts organizations,” said Meghan Martin, Arts Council executive director. “They have had many challenges since the beginning of the pandemic, and these funds will allow them to grow in their work and in their offerings to the community while giving them some financial breathing room,” Martin said.
The grants assist grantees in covering costs for projects, supplies, conference and workshop fees and other support for their work.
Grants were awarded through each of the following program initiatives:
MCACA POD Minigrant funding totaling $3,750 for 2022 was awarded to the following recipients: Amber Sheerin of Michigan Library Association; Lansing Art Gallery; and Olivia Furhman
MCACA Arts Project Minigrants funding totaling $7,400 was awarded to the following recipients: Peckham Vocational Industries and Lansing School District
Young Creatives Grant funding totaling $7,500 for 2022 was awarded to the following recipients: All-of-us Express Children's Theatre; Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center; Lansing Children’s Choir; Lansing Symphony Orchestra; Michigan State University Writing Center and REACH Studio Art Center.
Chris Clark Fellowship funding totaling $8,000 was awarded to the following recipients: Hrant Bagrazyan; Michelle Carlson; Seth Ebersole; Sam Gould; Keyonie James; Mike Marriott and Masaki Takahashi.
When our creatives and arts and cultural organizations are thriving, so does the health and vitality of the entire region,” Martin said. A lot of hard work goes into writing a grant, and we are happy to congratulate everyone who was selected!”
For further information and detailed descriptions regarding the grant programs, please contact Taylor Haslett, membership and program manager at (517) 853-7582 or email@example.com.