MCACA awards $13,500 to the Flint Children’s Museum

FLINT — The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) awarded $13,500 that is to support educational, artistic and cultural experiences at the Flint Children’s Museum (FCM).

This grant is awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of the 659 applications to compete for the MCACA 2020 fiscal year funding. Organizations receiving an MCACA grant award are required to match the funds with other public and private dollars.

Museum visitors will be able to explore the over 40-hands on exhibits, including the new Discovery Zone: Let’s Go!, which covers modes of transportation from a submarine to spaceship.

Visitors to the FCM can also experience weekly activities such as making fall collages, magnetic slime, and holiday-themed projects like painting with jingle bells. These experiences and project support are possible, in part, through MCACA grant funding allowing the Flint Children’s Museum to continue its mission of inspiring lifelong learning through hands-on play.

The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-ofstate arts and cultural professionals.

This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in the Michigan will have access to the highest quality and cultural experiences.

A complete list of grant awards around the state are available by contacting MCACA at 517- 241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website at www.michigan.gov/arts. G.G.