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The Field Report is a monthly newsletter highlighting current trends in arts and culture, MCACA staff and board features, and other info of interest to our statewide clients.


Greetings and Happy Summer!  I hope this finds you well.  I’ve been trying to think of something inspiring to say to you today.  But instead, I keep finding myself thinking about all the ways that you have inspired me over the past several months.  On days that I have felt beaten down, all I have to do is look on Facebook or Instagram.  Whether it is a tea party for one at a children’s museum, a video of a baby rhino exploring his new world, words of encouragement, online dance classes or  images from your collection…it brings a smile to my face.    Know that you are my inspiration.  On a daily basis, you are finding ways to stay connected, to provide meaning and most importantly you are the hope that we will be a society that is of, by and for the community.  Be well.  Stay strong.  Alison   

MCACA July Council Meeting

MCACA is hosting their quarterly council meeting virtually on Friday July 17, which is open to anyone wishing to attend. The agenda includes (but is not limited to) program reports, a discussion of the MCACA Services to the Field program, and a report from the Cultural Advocacy Network.

Join the virtual meeting with the info below:

MCACA Council Meeting
Friday, July 17, 2020
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 248-340-3787
Conference ID: 143 910 963#

FY21 Grant Panel Reviews: 

MCACA will be reviewing grant applications throughout the summer online.  If you applied for a grant and haven’t received the notification of when your application will be reviewed, please contact your program officer:

  • Chad Swan-Badgero (Arts in Education, New Leaders, Project Support) -
  • Jeff Garrett (Operational Support) -
  • Jackie Lillis-Warwick (Capital Improvement) -


Creating Connection

This spring and summer have brought unprecedented times to our communities.  Arts and culture has played an important role in providing creative outlets and opportunities for communities to come together.  Many of these stories are going untold.  MCACA wants to hear from you…email us your stories of creativity and innovation, share your photos and videos at


United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund

A new initiative of the United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund will award grants of $30,000 – $75,000 to small and mid-sized arts organizations in the Midwest, prioritizing organizations that are led by and serving people of color and Indigenous people, and/or led by and serving people from rural communities.

Anyone may nominate an arts organization to receive an award by filling out a simple online form before July 8th, 2020.  Learn more at

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