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Friends of the Porkies Receive Grant Funding from MCACA

The Friends of the Porkies have been awarded a grant of $15,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) for the 16th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival scheduled for August 27 – 29, 2021 (subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 597 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2021 funding.

Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. Local support of the project includes festival sponsors and program guide advertisers, along with private donations. The music festival also receives significant volunteer support from the community. A small core group of individuals volunteer year-round in the planning stages, and throughout the 3 day event--over one hundred volunteers are utilized.

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 by contacting MCACA at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website michigan.gov/arts.