The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has awarded an Operational Support grant to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society for the fiscal year 2018-2019.
This award comes under MCACA’s Operational Support Program in the amount of $20,000 for Program Support, in the areas of arts and humanities. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum has consistently incorporated paintings, ship models, videos and artifacts with its museum exhibits for many years, making use of fine art to interpret history. Most shipwrecks did not occur with a television, still, or video camera recording the incident; yet through history, visual artists have used their medium to capture the drama of such events, and the museum features the work of many artists, most of whom grew up in Michigan.
Awards are based on performance as measured by how well our organization presents these programs to a large, diverse audience.
“We should all remember that state and federal arts grant funding is permanently related to the political climate when it comes to public budgets,” says Ley. “With this in mind, we should try to, individually, thank our legislators whenever we have the opportunity – because in a very direct way, such contact helps sustain the Shipwreck Museum.
“A portion of this new MCACA funding comes from the National Endowment for the Arts. This single federal agency has a great responsibility to preserve our artistic culture, and we should all recognize its importance on the federal level.”
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs is a State Agency, and a part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.