Arts Fund of
Kalamazoo County

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The Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County, was established in 1986 through a Kalamazoo Community Foundation Initiative Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This grant is intended to support artists and artistic projects that remove barriers, provide access, and engage culturally diverse and historically excluded communities.

Grant Details:

Arts Project Grant Maximum Ask: $5,500.00
Artist Support Grant Maximum Ask: $2,500.00
Grant Guidelines: 2023 Arts Fund Grant Guidelines
Individual Artist Application: APPLY HERE  Arts Organization Application: APPLY HERE
Application Release Date: Round I – July 17, 2023; Round II – December 18, 2023
Application Deadline Date: Round I – September 15, 2023; Round II – February 16, 2024
Final Report: A pdf of instructions can be found HERE. You can submit your final report online at: Final report is due one year after receipt of award letter. Please review final report requirements upon receipt of your grant award.

Arts Council Services

Consultations: The Arts Council offers one-on-one conversations to help applicants navigate each of our programs and understand the best program for their needs. We provide technical assistance with grant writing, as well as referrals.

Workshops: Before each grant deadline, the Arts Council holds workshops throughout Kalamazoo to assist applicants with understanding the grant’s specifications. Seasoned grant writers as well as first time applicants are all welcome to attend. Workshops are free and open to the public.

For a current schedule of Grant Workshops click HERE.

We are here to assist you with any grant related inquiries. Please email Kristen Chesak or call (269) 342-5059.

Logos for Published Materials

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Sample Itemized Budget

Sample Itemized Budget for ACGK Grants
Sample Itemized Budget for MACC Grants

Additional Resources

SMU Arts Data Project
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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