Hall Awarded State Grant
Meadow Brook Hall has been awarded a grant of $8,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 233 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2012 funding.
The grant dollars will directly support maintenance projects identified in a comprehensive preservation assessment.
“The support of the state’s premier cultural organization for our maintenance projects is a big boost to our efforts” said Geoff Upward, Meadow Brook’s executive director. “This grant is much needed and appreciated.”
Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local support of the project included a matching grant from The Matilda R. Wilson Fund, a foundation established by Meadow Brook and Oakland University founder Matilda Dodge Wilson in the 1940s.
The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.
A complete list of grant awards around the state is available through the MCACA website at www.michiganadvantage.org/arts.