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Grants

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.

Nancy A. and Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2019 $1,010,742

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs & National Endowment for the Arts 2020 Capitol Grant $50,000

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs & National Endowment for the Arts 2020 Operational Support Grant $12,500

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs & National Endowment for the Arts 2019 Operational Support Grant $16,250

Nancy A. and Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2018 $50,622

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs & National Endowment for the Arts 2018 Operational Support Grant $17,500

2017 $89,960

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs & National Endowment for the Arts 2017 Operational Support Grant $17,500

Nancy A. & Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2016 $24,315

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs & National Endowment for the Arts 2016 Operational Support Grant $18,750.00

Nancy A. & Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2015 $20,000.00

Nancy A. & Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2014 $25,000.00

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs 2015 Operational Support Grant $25,000.00

Michigan Humanities Council 2015 Arts and Humanities Touring Grant $600.00

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs 2014 Operational Support Grant $9,800.00

Nancy A. & Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2013 $25,000.00

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs 2013 Operational Support Grant $15,000.00

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs 2013 Capital Grant $22,750.00

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs 2013 Leadership Grant $2,500.00

Michigan Humanities Council 2013 Arts and Humanities Touring Grant $1,050.00

Nancy A. & Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2013 $9,425.00

Nancy A. & Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2013 $9,000.00

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs 2012 Operational Support Grant $6,000.00

Michigan Humanities Council 2012 Arts and Humanities Touring Grant $420.00

Nancy A. & Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2012 $44,000.00

Laura Jane Musser Fund 2012 $4,250.00

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs 2011 Operational Support Grant $7,500.00

Nancy A. & Richard P. Erickson Foundation 2011 $44,000.00

ERICKSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS AWARDED GRANTS

The Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA) has been awarded an Operational Support grant of $12,500, and a Capitol Improvement grant of $50,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). ECA was one of over 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2020 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.

MCACA 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 MCACA 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.

MCACA serves to encourage, develop and facilitate an enriched environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity in Michigan. MCACA 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. Kelly Chamberlin, ECA Board President, expressed gratitude to the MCACA 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 MCACA at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website at https://www.michiganbusiness.org/arts/