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Arts Council of Greater Lansing Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

Monday, October 30, 2017  
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More Than $25,000 Awarded to 19 Lansing Area Grantees

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing proudly announces grant funding totaling more than $25,000 to be distributed to area artists and arts organizations. Funding support is provided through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Minigrant Program, Young Creatives grant program and Chris Clark Fellowship.

Awards were announced at the Arts Council’s fall grant ceremony and press event held earlier today at Michigan Institute of Contemporary Art. Grantees and their projects were presented by Arts Council executive director, Deborah E. Mikula and program manager, Meghan Martin with honorary guest, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs community development program manager, Jeff Garrett.

“The Arts Council is so proud to administer these grants,” says Mikula. “The funds are extremely important to the sustainability and growth of our region’s artists and arts organizations, helping them to give back to the community and strengthen our creative economy.” The grants assist in covering costs for projects, supplies, conference and workshop fees and other support.

Grants were awarded through each of the following program initiatives:

MCACA Minigrant funding totaling $15,781 for 2018 was awarded to the following recipients:

  • Lansing Art Gallery
  • The Sistrum Lansing Women’s Chorus
  • Jane Reiter
  • DreamWorld Studios for the Arts
  • East Lansing Department of Parks
  • Recreation and Art
  • Native American Arts and Crafts Council
  • Michigan State University College of Music

Young Creatives Grant funding totaling $5,975 for 2018 was awarded to the following recipients:

  • Lansing Art Gallery
  • Michigan State University Community Music School
  • Native American Arts and Crafts Council
  • Red Cedar Writing Project

Chris Clark Fellowship funding totaling $8,000 for 2018 was awarded to the following recipients:

  • Ingrid Blixt
  • Kimberly Lavon
  • Mary Beth Orr
  • Michigan State University Community Music School
  • Petra Daher
  • Quinn Jiles
  • Sandra LC Cade

For further information and detailed descriptions regarding the grant programs, please find information attached or contact Meghan Martin, program manager at 517-853-7582 or meghan@lansingarts.org.

 Founded in 1965, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing is a non-profit organization that exists to support, strengthen and promote art, culture and creativity in the capital region. For more information, visit www.lansingarts.org.


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