State Provides Relief Funds

MiAA receives a $2,5000 grant from Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs to help with operating expenses during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has awarded a total of $502,400 in Emergency Relief Fund grants to 176 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations around Michigan to provide relief from the negative impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

“This funding comes at an important time. All of our face-to-face programs have been postponed or cancelled, but our operating expenses continue. We still have to pay bills, such as our lease, utilities and Internet, even though we are not allowed to enter our offices. With the grant from MCACA and a loan from the Small Business Administration we are now in a much better position to weather this unprecedented storm.”

MCACA received the funding for these grants from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in April, MCACA established the Emergency Relief Funds, providing one-time grants to eligible nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, ensuring broad geographic distribution across Michigan. The funds were intended for salary support (full or partial) for one or more employees; fees for artists and/or contractual personnel; or facility costs, such as rent and utilities.

To see the full list of grant recipients go to

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