ERICKSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS AWARDED 2024 GRANT
The Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA) has been awarded an Operational Support grant of $11,250 from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC). ECA was one of over 600 applications to compete for MACC fiscal year 2024 funding. Funds will cover costs associated with operations, projects, capital improvements, arts-in-education residences, services to the field, and regional re-granting initiatives. Recipients include music festivals, art centers, school districts, historical societies along with the state’s preeminent art museums and symphonies.
This granting process is extremely competitive; we are gratified that our organization is deemed worthy of this support, given the many outstanding arts organizations in the State of Michigan. MACC uses a peer-review mechanism to evaluate all grant applications. A panel of in state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals decides the relative merits of all grant applications. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through state legislative appropriations, and all other visitors and residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences. Organizations receiving a MACC grant award are required to match the funds provided. The ECA does this with generous individual donations, business sponsorships, fundraisers, and programs. Grant funds will be used toward operational expenditures such as salaries, utilities, and marketing.
MACC serves to encourage, develop and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity in Michigan. MACC is an agency within the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the state’s chief marketing arm focusing on business attraction, job creation, building Michigan’s image and fostering community development throughout the state. Active arts and cultural centers contribute significantly to the economic vitality of Michigan communities. Michigan’s arts and cultural venues and attractions inspire residents and visitors alike, making communities across our state vibrant and attractive places to live, work, learn, explore, and invest.
While difficult to measure, the economic impact of the Erickson Center on the Curtis community is significant. ECA Executive Director Kelly Chamberlin expressed gratitude to the MACC for its support and the confidence in our ongoing development as an Arts Center reflected by this award. Chamberlin also thanked the Board, staff, and volunteers who made this grant possible.
A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MACC at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MACC website at https:michiganbusiness.org/arts/
Grant funding is critical for the ongoing operations of the Erickson Center for the Arts. Often times, events or programs would not be possible without the support of grant funding. Grants are written and submitted on a regular basis whenever a clear match for potential funding is identified. The following organizations and foundations have awarded grant monies to the Erickson Center for the Arts.
Arts Midwest, Incorporated 2024 $1,000
Michigan Arts and Culture Council & National Endowment for the Arts 2024 Operational Grant $11,250
Nancy A. and Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2024 $27,500
Nancy A. and Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2023 $45,000
Michigan Non-Profit Relief Fund-Michigan Public Health Institute 2023 $25,000
Michigan Arts and Culture Council & National Endowment for the Arts 2023 Operational Grant $13,750
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs & National Endowment for the Arts 2022 Operational Support Grant $19,030
Nancy A. and Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2022 $26,000
Nancy A. and Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2021 $39,628
Nancy A. and Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2021 $130,813
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs & National Endowment for the Arts 2021 Operational Support Grant $12,500
Michigan Small Business Survival Grant 2020 $8,500
Nancy A. and Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2020 $26,595
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs & National Endowment for the Arts 2020 Capitol Grant $50,000
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs 2020 Emergency Relief Funds $2,500
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs & National Endowment for the Arts 2020 Operational Support Grant $12,500