On Friday, October 18, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) announced an award of $22,500 in operational support for the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) for the 2020 funding cycle. Of the total award, $2,360 consists of federal funds provided to the Council by the National Endowment for the Arts.
At its October 18 council meeting, MCACA announced that $9.6 million in grants would be awarded statewide during this fiscal year. Washtenaw County received the second-highest funding allocation in the state, after Wayne County ($1.8M). In total, Washtenaw County arts and cultural organizations and artists are to receive more than $1 million in grants from the MCACA for the fiscal year 2020 funding cycle. The MCACA’s award to the AAFF is one of more than 50 grants awarded to nonprofit arts organizations across the county.
Huge thanks to the MCACA, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the State of Michigan—including our local, regional, and state lawmakers—for their support of the arts in our state and county, both here at the Ann Arbor Film Festival and beyond.