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Matching Grants to Battle Creek Area, Michigan Nonprofits
for Public Art, Arts Education, and Creative Industry

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Battle Creek Community Foundation (BCCF)

Deadline Date:

01/04/19

Description:

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Matching grants to Battle Creek area, Michigan nonprofit organizations for arts activities that will benefit local residents and bolster the area's economic development. Grant orientations are held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Preference is given to projects that include public art, arts or culture education, and creative industry. Additionally, priority may be given to funding requests that seek to engage under-represented populations, are innovative, aim for diversity and inclusion, engage youth, and involve community partnerships.

Focus area details:

Public Art – cities gain value through public art; cultural, social, and economic value. Public art is a distinguishing part of our public history and our evolving culture. It reflects and reveals our society, adds meaning to the city and uniqueness to the community. Public art humanizes the built environment and invigorates public spaces. It provides an intersection between past, present, and future, between disciplines, and between ideas. Public art is freely accessible.

Creative Industry – serves as an engine for the community’s economy, creating jobs, improving the quality of life and serving as a tourism destination. Creative Industry organizations tie arts to economic development through partnerships and collaborations. These organizations reach diverse communities to identify shared values, foster excellence in the arts and provide inspiration to generate a higher quality of life for all citizens by providing inclusive and diverse artistic experiences. Creative Industry is the interface between creativity, culture, economics and technology as expressed in the ability to create and circulate intellectual capital, with the potential to generate income, jobs, and export earnings while at the same time promoting social inclusion, cultural diversity, and human development.

Community Spirit and Economic Development – looks to improve the social, economic and cultural conditions of the greater Battle Creek area through meaningful, quality arts and culture programming. This type of programming utilizes community-driven planning and the power of the arts to create a stronger community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181596

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following are necessary to submit a grant application:

- A valid tax identification number
- IRS Determination Letter
- Project Budget submitted using the BCCF Arts & Culture Project Budget template

Pre-proposal Conference:

Orientations are the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.

- The 2nd Wednesday will always be from 2:00 - 3:00 PM.
- The 4th Wednesday will always be from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

For more information or to register for a particular orientation, please contact the Foundation.

Pre-Application Information:

The award amounts vary and require a 25% cash and/or in-kind match.

Grants are reviewed quarterly:

-April 3, 2018
-July 2, 2018
-October 2, 2018
-January 4, 2019

Grantseeker Information and Deadlines:
http://www.bccfoundation.org/grants/grant-seeker-information

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To register for an orientation session, call 269.962.2181 or email bccf@bccfoundation.org.

Register and apply for a grant online:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1092?SA=SNA&FID=35128

Annette Chapman
Vice President-Grantmaking and Scholarships
annette@bccfoundation.org

Tiffany Blackman
Program Officer
tiffany@bccfoundation.org

Adam Kingston
Program Officer
adam@bccfoundation.org

32 West Michigan Avenue
Suite 1
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Greater Battle Creek Area