MCACA Mini-grants

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 (POD).


Submit online applications through the New MCACA SmartSimple online system

by 5pm on January 15th.

To apply you must

Round 1 - August 3rd, 2021 at 5pm - DEADLINE PASSED

Round 2 - January 15th, 2022 - DEADLINE PASSED

Next grant application cycle will open in Spring 2022.


Mini-grants 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 arts and culture project grants (individual professional artists are only eligible for professional development support).



Due to COVID-19 conditions, we will be posting online workshops and scheduling Mini-grant Office hours via Zoom for information about Arts Projects Mini-grants and Professional Organizational Mini-grants. 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 Phil. View current workshop schedule and helpful application videos here.


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


Phil Gilchrist, Executive Director