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2021 Arts and Culture Program Now Open!

AAACF is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2021 Arts and Culture Program!

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) is investing in strengthening arts & culture nonprofits in Washtenaw County. We seek to activate the artistic and cultural identity of all people in Washtenaw County and ensure a fundamental level of access to arts and culture for everyone.

We would like to note that the “In the Neighborhood” Program is taking a pause since last year as we focus on responding to the community for COVID-19 Relief and Recovery efforts.

AAACF is seeking opportunities to invest funds in new and existing community-based projects that are serving communities through arts and culture focusing on racial equity and COVID-19 relief and recovery 1) Provide resources and programming to limit the damage and harm caused by health and economic hardships and/or 2) Efforts related to COVID-19 which create opportunities for immediate and long-term recovery, systemic transformation, and revitalization throughout  to communities underserved and affected most by COVID-19.  Collaboration with non-profit partners for a more creative and stronger outcome is encouraged.

In addition, AAACF provided  $25,000 to Creative Washtenaw Aid to support individual artists who have been impacted and/or are working on creative ways towards COVID-19 relief and recovery.

Applications are due Tuesday May 18, 2021. Questions related to this grant program can be sent to Amina Iqbal, Senior Community Investment Officer, at aiqbal@aaacf.org.

Available Grant Dollars: ~$50,000
Geographic Reach: Washtenaw County
Staff Contact: Amina Iqbal


Application Submission Process:

  1. Review grant program guidelines at aaacf.org/grants.
  2. If needed, register for the NonProfit Portal to receive access to the grant application. All organizations must submit a request for credentials by Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
  3. Attend one of three REQUIRED Information Sessions . Detailed information about the Information Sessions and a link to RSVP can be found here.
  4. Submit all required narrative sections through the NonProfit Portal by Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

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