Arts Equipment and
Bussing Grants

Available for:

Funding provided by

The State of Michigan, Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC), Arts Equipment and Bussing Grants are state-funded grant programs. These grant program offer funds to pay for arts equipment purchases or repairs up to $1500 and the cost of transportation to arts/culture activity up to $500.

The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, the Regional Regranting Agency for Region 8, serves the following seven counties in Michigan’s Southwest Prosperity Region: Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren.

Click here to find your Regional Regranting Agency.

Grant Details:
  • Guideline Release Date: Arts Equipment Guidelines FY24 | Bussing Guidelines FY24
  • Arts Equipment Maximum ask: $1,500.00
  • Transportation Maximum ask: $500.00
  • Application Release Date: Now open!. to apply.
  • Application Deadline Date: August 3, 2023 for Round I. January 15, 2024 for Round II. Awards granted until program funds exhausted.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be accredited Michigan pre K-12 educational institution, public or non-public school, private school, home school, school district, intermediate school district/regional educational service agency or an accredited Head Start program.
  • MACC Media/Logo: CLICK HERE
  • Acknowledgement Requirements and Promotional Toolkit: CLICK HERE

To read about other grant opportunities from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, click here to visit them online.

A portion of MACC funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Grant Resources

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.

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Sample Itemized Budget

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

Additional Resources

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