COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund 

Innovation Grant Program

The Southeast Michigan arts and culture sector is experiencing unprecedented challenges and yet unknown impacts from the spread of the novel coronavirus. The COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund is a partnership between CultureSource and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

The ACCA innovation grant program funds the extraordinary ways that nonprofit arts and culture organizations are evolving in response to—or in spite of—the COVID-19 crisis environment.

Proposed projects should represent bold moves, novel experiments, or big risks undertaken given opportunity or crisis specifically generated by COVID-19. They should aspire to produce long-term benefits for the organization and be the result of discussion, consultation, and buy-in across functional areas of the organization.

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Grantmaking Timeline

  • October 19th – The application portal is open!
  • November 12th – Organization must register in online portal to apply by this date.
  • November 19 at 5 p.m. – Deadline to apply.
  • December 28 – Notifications of grant decisions will be sent via email.
  • January 8 – Grant payments will be mailed to awardees.

The COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund  is funded by contributions from The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, DeRoy Testamentary Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Peck Foundation, Leinweber Foundation, Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Ford Foundation, and William Davidson Foundation. The fund is continuing to accept contributions. You can make a donation here.

Questions? Feel free to contact

Jane Linn
Fiscal Services Specialist, CultureSource