Feeling grateful 🍂 Akropolis awarded $22.5K grant from the State of Michigan

Akropolis Honored with Largest Grant Yet!
$22,500 from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs with support from the National Endowment for the Arts

We couldn’t be more proud to receive such a substantial grant from this influential organization! This grant contributes to building the forever Akropolis, enabling us to enhance our programming and ensure our long-term viability. The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has placed its trust in Akropolis to grow our programming and act on our mission of new music advocacy and arts education.

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) award comes from its Operating Support (OS) program, awarding annual funds to arts organizations in the state of Michigan with a demonstrated record of impact and sound organizational practices. There were 633 applicants to the OS program, and MCACA awarded $4,853,153. Akropolis’ application was the 23rd highest-scored application of all applicants! In 2016, Akropolis received a Minigrant award from MCACA for our January, 2017 “Corporate to Corner” tour in Detroit, performing at elementary schools, office spaces, and pop-up concerts at public venues. We are thrilled to continue receiving support from MCACA through its OS program.

This award requires a dollar-for-dollar match, so the onus is on Akropolis to raise additional public and private funds to match this grant. Your support will contribute not only to the programming supported by this award, but to the viability of Akropolis as a sustainable arts organization both state-wide and on a national scale. We couldn’t ask for a more appropriate way to jumpstart our end-of-year campaign, which begins later this week!

We are grateful to MCACA with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. To support Akropolis with a matching donation, visit our support page here.


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