Seeking applications from Elk Rapids Teachers, School Parents Groups or Student Groups.

Application Deadlines: November 1 and March 1.

Art Rapids! has supported the arts in the Elk Rapids area since its inception in 2006. The Arts Grant Program provides funds to promote and enhance the arts in the region. Adults, schools, teachers, student groups or parent groups are encouraged to apply for these funds.

Arts-Related Grants

Art Rapids! is extending a grant opportunity to all adults, teachers, schools, parent groups, and student groups in the Elk Rapids area. The grants are intended to provide funding for arts-related activities. Through the grants, Art Rapids! hopes to provide expanded quality arts-related educational opportunities throughout the community. Grant Amount The total amount of money available for this grant program will vary from year to year. In the 2015-16 academic year, approximately $6000 was available. Each application will be evaluated on its merit and prudent use of funds. Grant Applications will be reviewed twice yearly. Deadlines are listed below. All grantees must complete the form entitled “Final Report” and turn it in with the "Request for Funds Form". Any photographs of events or projects would be appreciated. Noncompliance with the terms of this grant will render grantee ineligible for future Art Rapids! grants.


Applications will be reviewed by the Art Rapids! education committee. A notification letter will be sent to all applicants within 30 days of the deadline. Any changes in the project after funding must be addressed to the education committee.

Winners of Arts Grants are required to submit two forms:


Deadlines for Grant Applications are November 1 and March 1. All applications should be sent to Art Rapids!, P.O. Box 301, Elk Rapids MI 49629 Attention: Education Committee.

Payment Process

All payments for grants will be paid directly to the provider, company or school and not to the applicant. It will be the grantees responsibility to send Art Rapids! a copy of the contract, a purchase request or a letter of commitment from the performer, the artist or the vendor attached to the form entitled Request for Approved Funds. All requests for funds must be submitted no later than one month after the event has taken place. Funds must be used within the 2016-2017 grant year.


Contact Art Rapids! Education committee chair, Nancy McRay, at