MCACA Minigrants

The Anton Art Center is the Region 10A Regranting Agency for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), and will award mini-grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, municipalities and individual professional artists in Macomb and Oakland counties in support of arts and culture programming and professional or organizational development.



Submit online applications through the New MCACA SmartSimple online system

To apply you must

Round 1 - Closed

Round 2 - 5:00 p.m. EST, January 15, 2021


Minigrants will be awarded in two categories:

  • Arts and Culture Projects – organizations may apply for grants of up to $4,000.

  • Professional or Organizational Development – individual professional artists and organizations may apply for grants of up to $1,500.


Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools, municipalities and individual artists are eligible to apply for activities that take place between October 1st, 2020 and September 30th, 2021 (individual professional artists are only eligible for professional development support).



Due to COVID-19 conditions, we will be posting online workshops and scheduling Minigrant Office hours via Zoom for information about Arts Projects Minigrants and Professional Organizational Minigrants.


Attending an application workshop will help applicants understand what is required for a competitive application. Though not required, new and prospective applicants are encouraged to schedule a virtual meeting with Grant Coordinator.

Schedule a virtual meeting via Zoom with Grant Coordinator, Greg DeLauro


RSVPs are requested for workshop attendance. To RSVP, please email Greg DeLauro at  Minigrant guidelines for Region 10A are available now.


Are you located in Wayne County? Click on this link for the Mini-grant Workshops being given by CultureSource as Region 10b Regrantor of MCACA Mini-grants

The Anton Art Center is a registered nonprofit organization located in Mount Clemens, Michigan, with a mission to enrich and inspire people of all ages through the arts. The Anton Art Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 5pm; admission is free and open to the public.

Round 2 Art Projects Mini-grant Awardees


The Arts Academy in the Woods received funding to host a 10 day residency from the professional choreographers and dancers of Eisenhower Dance Detroit. Thirty students from AAW will participate in this residency and performance.

Cinema Lamont received funding support to showcase the best award-winning contemporary animation with a five-film series featuring films from around the world.

In addition to the film screenings, there will also be animation workshops with local experts.

The Mount Clemens's Downtown Development Authority received funding to provide musical entertainment featuring five acts comprised of 40 national, regional and local entertainers

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Ferndale Arts & Cultural Commission has received funding to add "underrepresented arts" to their current fair's activities.Including literature, theater and traditional music.

Paint Creek Center for the Arts has received funding to support the Art & Apples Festival. This year's program will focus on providing more art-making opportunities and demonstrations.

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The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce has received funding to support The Art of Fire - Scrap Fest. Twelve artist will focus on re-purposed metal, clay & glass elements to create sculptures.

Round 2 Professional/Organizational Development (POD) Minigrant Awardees


All The World's A Stage received funding to expand and develop teaching strategies to engage students in active exploration of Shakespearean plays.

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Sarah Lyons received funding to attend four gemology courses from the International School of Gemology to earn a registered Gemologist Certification.

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Anton Art Center
125 Macomb Place
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Phone (586) 469-8666

Fax (586) 469-4529


Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday & Monday: Closed



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