The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
In 2014, the Guild submitted a grant proposal to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). As a state agency, MCACA is instrumental in the promotion and development of a strong arts presence in Michigan. The Guild grant proposal was for a capital improvement grant to upgrade our sound system. We received a $5,689 matching grant for this request.
In 2015, the Guild submitted a proposal to upgrade our fly line system. We were very fortunate in receiving a grant award of $11,250, again requiring matching funds, for this request. To see work on the flies go to our blog.
In 2016, the Guild submitted a proposal for lighting system upgrades. We were very fortunate in receiving a grant award of $8409 for this project. This grant also requires a matching expenditure from the Guild.
In 2018, the Guild was the recipient of two grant awards from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). We received $11,139 for Capital Improvements to our parking lot and $9,250 for Operational Support to help defray costs in obtaining show licensing for the 2018-2019 season. Both grants are 100% matching grants.
In 2020, the Guild received a matching grant of $13,509 to go towards operational expenses. This is the largest MCACA grant the Guild has ever received! Three cheers and “Bravo” to the work of the Michigan Council for Arts and Community Affairs!
We are grateful to the State of Michigan for the recognition of the need for a vibrant arts presence throughout the state. We look forward to continuing our relationship with MCACA to strengthen the presence of theatre arts in southeast Michigan.
You can find out more about MCACA by visiting the council’s website.