MCACA grant workshops planned

MARQUETTE – The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs announced its grant program workshop schedule for the Upper Peninsula in anticipation of projected funding increases for Fiscal Year 2014 program.:

Aug. 7 4 p.m., Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning & Development Commission, Bayliss Library, 541 Library Drive, Sault Ste. Marie

Aug. 8 2 p.m., Copper Country Community Arts Council, 126 Quincy St. Hancock

Aug. 9 1 p.m., William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 1st Ave. South, Escanaba

MCACA will offer grants through five programs: Program for Operations and Project Support, Capital Improvements, Arts in Education Residency, Mini-grants and New Leaders. Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities are eligible to apply for projects that would take place between Jan. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2014.

Information about specific grant programs as well as the guidelines is available on the web at