LowellArts, the regional re-granting agency for Barry County, accepts applications for their Minigrant program annually. The Minigrant program is a grants-giving program that has two components:
Minigrant Arts Projects provides up to $4,000 to support special opportunities and address arts and cultural needs locally. The grant can assist in promoting public engagement, diverse and distinctive art, lifelong learning in the arts and the strengthening or livability of communities. Through the arts, projects can support a broad range of artistic expression from all cultures through projects which preserve, produce or present traditional or contemporary arts and culture and/or arts education.
Professional or Organization Development Minigrant (POD) provides up to $1,500 to assist non-profit arts and cultural organizations, artists, arts administrators, arts educators and film professionals with opportunities that specifically improve their management and/or brings the artist or arts organization to another level artistically. The Minigrant POD program may provide Michigan arts and cultural organizations, artists, arts administrators and arts educators a presence at national conferences and workshops.